Draw an Asian House
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For the students who find they really like to draw houses, here’s how to draw one with an Asian influence. The curvy roof lines make it a lot of fun, … Read More

More Canvas Journals
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These journals are turning into one of my favorite projects. I’m loving how freely the kids paint when given one long piece of canvas instead of designing the front and … Read More

Draw Captain America
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It’s fun to tie drawing lessons into current movies, if you can. Here’s one way to draw a young looking Captain America, that will most likely work for 2nd grade … Read More

Haiti Artists are on their way!
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My school started fundraising for an Art Teacher Exchange late last year, and our special guests are about to arrive. Here they are in the Miami airport, waiting for their … Read More

Egyptian Jewelry
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One more paper plate project – Egyptian collar jewelry. Students cut out the center, painted it with Dick Blick gold watercolor, and glued some plastic rhinestones when dry. An easy … Read More

Dutch Windmills
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This amazing idea comes from Dream, Draw, Create. An uncoated paper plate takes the watercolor really well, and the border makes for an instant frame. My sample is drawn in … Read More

Foil and Sharpie Suns
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If you’re looking for something different, but don’t want extra prep work, try having students drawing on aluminum foil sheets that are glued (with a glue stick) to a paper … Read More

More Paper Mache Ice Cream Cones
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With a little assistance, this project can be done in two classes. Last week my afterschool kids put paper mache over the terra cotta flower pot from Michaels, and then … Read More

Statue of Liberty Portrait
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Kinders at my school are studying US symbols, so I’ve been working on drawing and painting the Statue of Liberty with them. I’ve found a couple of ways to help … Read More

2nd Annual Art Retreat
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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

Giraffe Painting Preview
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I tried a new giraffe painting project today. It worked out so well that I can’t wait to post it to see what others can do. (Tutorial coming soon.) It’s … Read More

Zoe’s Snails
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Here’s a simple idea that can be elaborated upon, as proven by Zoe’s snails here. Start one with a colored jumbo pasta shell (brush Sharpie markers work great) and then … Read More

Painted Pasta Shells
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I’ve seen many projects on Pinterest that use dyed pasta, so I finally experimented with it myself. Although the watercolor and alcohol dye made a nice soft color (without getting … Read More

Starting Paper Mache Ice Cream Cones
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Time for one last paper mache project after school. Here’s a photo that explains how these ice cream cones are started. The flower pots from Michaels (about $1) offer a … Read More

How to Draw Elsa
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Sometimes you just have to add a little pop culture to your lessons. At least that’s what a few of my students have been asking for. Here’s my take on … Read More

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