Step by Step Pumpkin Painting
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My goal this year is to fully diagram lessons steps on my board as often as possible. That means not just writing them down, but illustrating them as well. Not … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Vampire
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Students traced an old CD to help draw the head of this not-so-scary vampire. The hair could be shortened for a boy drawing, and the simple red cape make it … Read More

Clover’s Watercolor Monster
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My students painted some very free-form monsters today. Sometimes I think it’s fun for them to just draw things completely from their imagination. Thank you Clover for letting me share … Read More

Black Paper Cat
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A couple of tweaks to an old project turned out to be a real favorite with 1st – 5th graders last week. I learned that this kitty just needed to … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Black Cat
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Just in time for Halloween, how to draw a very easy, but very cute black cat. My drawing was colored with Crayola Crayons, the background being a blend from the … Read More

DIY Orange Paper
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Having trouble finding orange paper in the store this time of year? That happened to me when I needed some to decoupage with, so I made my own. Coffee filters … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Vampire Bat
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Vampire bats don’t have to be scary. In fact, they can be downright funny like this guy. Here’s a tutorial on how to draw this very friendly looking bat. • … Read More

Matchbox House
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I started a Matchbox Art class today, after getting inspired by adorable little boxes I found on Pinterest. I ended up folding the little matchbox trays myself, which measured 2.25″ … Read More

Join me on Facebook for the Weekend
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I’ll be holding off on new website posts for the weekend, so come join me on my Facebook page for a few days. Not to worry, this site won’t be … Read More

Fundraiser Painting for Little Artists
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I tried one more watercolor project with my T-K class this week, one that I wanted to be successful with as many students as possible for our school’s art fundraiser. … Read More

Sara’s Cartoon Faces
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I had so much fun watching all these faces come to life in my Cartoon Class this afternoon. I saw many students, from kinder through 5th grade, make drawings full … Read More

Positive and Negative Pumpkin
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I like how this is an example of using both positive and negative shapes, with some built in symmetry. 1. Student start with 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of cream paper … Read More

It’s all in the Eyes
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These glowing cat eyes are made from blending a few layers of pencil crayons. White on the bottom, then yellow, and for those interested in more detail, a bit of … Read More

Cartoon Alligator
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My afterschool Cartoon class had fun with this alligator last week. Some kinders needed help, others on up through 5th grade were able to draw pretty cute characters on their … Read More

Scotch Tape Fall Trees
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All the supplies for these fall art trading cards actually came from my local Staples store. It seems they now stock this cool new Scotch Expressions masking tape, which makes … Read More

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