Draw an Elephant Preview
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Here’s a preview of a new Elephant Drawing tutorial, which will be coming soon. I think it will work for a wide range of students as it’s not overly simple, … Read More

Geometric Bumblebees
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I tried this little formula for a bumblebee collage with my kinders last year, and they did a great job. It’s also fun to replicate in many sizes for a … Read More

Model Magic Caterpillars
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This rainbow caterpillar idea comes from My Wishes are Horses, I just added the jumbo popsicle stick. It’s such a fun way to basically make a color wheel. Students learn … Read More

Water Drop Collage
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If making a blue and green planet collage seems a little daunting, here’s another idea. Just draw a large drop of water on a roll of white paper and glue … Read More

Earth Day Collage
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Magazine collages can be striking works of art, but I find that when students work on their own, they tend not to finish. If you approach them as group projects … Read More

Tropical Fish Painting
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You can mix up your underwater watercolor painting projects by putting a tropical twist to things. I like that this fish has all the usual parts, just in different proportions … Read More

Painting a Cloudy Sky
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Last week, fourth graders learned how to make watercolor clouds after they painted a bald eagle. 1. The drawing was made as shown on my Bald Eagle Tutorial. I used … Read More

Whitney Hill Retreat – June 9 to 12
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I don’t know about you, but this is my idea of heaven. Working on art projects with new friends, eating gourmet food, while relaxing in an historic old house for … Read More

NEW Statue of Liberty Tutorial
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Here’s a simplified version of my Statue of Liberty tutorial, which I tried out with my first graders last week. I believe the ideal range might be 2nd on up, … Read More

Nature Print Paper
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My quest to find new projects for my afterschool kids has brought me to Nature Print Paper. It’s great stuff, no inks, presses, photo equipment, or chemical processes are needed. … Read More

Cheap Scratcher Sticks
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I’ve found some of the best art supplies at my local Smart & Final (restaurant supply) store. If you ever need scratcher sticks, be it for scratch art paper or … Read More

Clown Face
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I mixed up the media a bit this week, and gave my students a chance to draw with Crayola Color Sticks on black paper. Drawing a clown face offered lots … Read More

Draw a Lighthouse
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Straight from my afterschool Drawing Class today, here’s how to draw a night time lighthouse. Thanks to Edith, a kinder, for letting me share her drawing.

Mini Circle Painting
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Today my after school students painted with acrylics on unstretched canvas, which will become journal covers next week. I gave them the option of making little circle paintings, which I … Read More

Caribbean House
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Houses in the US are pretty tame in design and color, but island communities are often very colorful and decorative. Students can have fun with this style, especially if they … Read More

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