Drawing King Tut
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I’ve updated My King Tut Tutorial to include a bit more detail, and am posting it in my new PDF format. Oil pastels shown here make for a rich gold … Read More

View Murals by Page Count
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I’ve added a new feature to my PDF Shop – an option to view the murals by way of page count. All the murals are now tagged accordingly, so if … Read More

Popsicle Flag
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The red sticks for these flags are made with just a little liquid watercolor. And if you color them ahead of time, the rest is an easy assembly project for … Read More

Shapes into Forms
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Students used a hexagon template to start their drawings of cubes. Adding a in and out string made the drawing even more dimensional. 1. Use a hexagon punch from a … Read More

Silver Robot
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This is a fun combination to try – silver tempera and black watercolor paint. The matte look of the black makes the silver really stand out. 1. Multimedia paper is … Read More

Whitney Hill Art Retreat 2015
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If you’d like to learn about my latest new art projects, while relaxing in the southern charm of the lovely Whitney Hill Estates, then sign up now for the second … Read More

Dandelion Pop Out Card
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My Pop Out Valentine Card project got me to thinking about other shapes that could be folded and glued in the same manner. I found this scallop flower punch in … Read More

Jamie’s Giacometti Drawing
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Here’s one of my favorite Giacometti Project drawings by a young 3rd grader named Jamie. While most other students opted for one or two color backgrounds, she colored hers in … Read More

Draw a Chickadee
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I really like this point of view for drawing a bird. It fills a page in a nice and balanced way, and could probably be adapted in many different ways. … Read More

Draw a Farm
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I loved the farm drawings I found over at the Becker Middle School blog, so I turned one of them into a how to draw for my kids. The map … Read More

Paper Lion
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My Black Paper Cat worked so well last fall that I wanted to try other color combos. I made this cat with Pacon Premium Tagboard, which had the color and … Read More

ATC House Collage
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I made my collage the art trading card size, 2.5″ x 3.5″, but it would look great at any size. 1. Find an old phone book or equivalent, and paint … Read More

Art Tip: Big, Bold Markers
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If you love the charm of children’s drawings, here’s an idea to try sometime. When outlining their work, have students use a thick, chisel tip marker instead of just a … Read More

Mission Drawings on Brown Paper
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I’d like to share this sample of student work from a fourth grade class today. I think the drawing guides from my California Mission Book and the brown graph paper … Read More

Mila’s Monster
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I brought out monster painting for kinders last week, and I was reminded how much I love how kids draw them. Something about big heads and pointy teeth are just … Read More

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