George Washington, Pop Art Style
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You can give Mr. Washington a contemporary look by only using three colors on my downloadable coloring page. Just follow the directions below. 1. View and download Washington Coloring Page. … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Snake
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I’m finding that cartoon drawing is a great format for kids as any unusual things that happen just seem to add character to the art. Large heads, lopsided bodies, it … Read More

Follow me on Instagram
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If you want a peek at more of my creative experiments throughout the school day, I’d like to invite you to follow me on Instagram. You can see my art … Read More

Van Gogh’s Sunflower Mural
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Vincent Van Gogh painted a total of seven versions of his famous sunflower painting. But for all their amazing vibrant color, no one would buy them until after his death. … Read More

Van Gogh’s Wheatfield
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Wheat Field with Crows, painted in 1890 by Vincent Van Gogh, shows a dramatic, cloudy sky filled with crows over a wheat field. The simple layout is perfect for practicing … Read More

Kaden’s Paper Mache Owl
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I love this paper mache owl that a kinder finished recently. I think he was inspired by my very detailed sample from Haiti, which had all kinds of lines and … Read More

Little Wooden Crystals
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I’m having so much fun with these little stick sculptures, and so are my students. They happen to be studying minerals right now, so this is a great tie in … Read More

Drawing Class Tips
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I’ve been holding afterschool drawing classes for a few years now, and I’d love to share a few things that seem to be working pretty well. Whether you’re looking for … Read More

Little Stick House
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This week I found a few great ways to use Woodsie Craft Picks to make some delicate little stick sculptures. If you cut off the little pointy tips, the remaining … Read More

Clothes Pin Dragon
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So I made a very simple Z-shape sample dragon for my afterschool Clothes Pin Craft Class, only to turn around and see this creation by one of my 3rd graders. … Read More

Cube Stick Drawing
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Turning a square into a cube is fundamental in learning how to draw with dimension. But for some reason, I often see students first draw the angled lines different lengths, … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Hamster
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My students love to draw cute animals with big eyes, so this guy should go over pretty well for my next Cartoon Drawing class. • View and download Draw a … Read More

White Marker Drawings
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I started with one of my favorite poems, “The Wise Owl” for this 2-page spread layout. 1. I really love the look of white on dark journal pages I have … Read More

Blue Bird
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Are any studies of birds in your upcoming lesson plans? This profile drawing worked well for me the other day, and could be easily modified in all kinds of ways. … Read More

Another Cardboard House
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Here’s another way to make a cardboard house. I made this one yesterday with a detachable roof, but gluing everything in place would make it nice and sturdy too. PDF … Read More

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