La Boca House Collage
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La Boca is a neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires and is a popular destination because of its colorful houses. Looking at lots of photos of these

Cougar Drawing on Dry Wax Paper
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If you’ve read many of my posts that mention dry wax paper, you may have noticed that I most often use it with watery glue to attach it to another

Lollipop Warmup Drawing
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I needed a new warm up exercise for my after school drawing class, and a chance crossing with a candy store brought me a quick solution – lollipops. I

FREE Butterfly Drawing Download
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For the study of butterflies, or for symmetrical coloring practice, here’s a blank butterfly I created a while back. I thought it might be helpful to some busy teachers and/or

Student Art from Chilliwack, Canada
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A teacher in Canada wrote that she created a series of lessons about peace, and shared the role that my Warm Hands template played.  I love the way she built

Student Art from Mukilteo, Washington
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How cute is this? Can you believe that 1st graders made these amazing Picasso Cubism faces? Sonji Sackett, a dedicated art docent, followed my Cubist Paper Bag Costume project and

Giant Paper Mache Giraffe, Part 1
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My experimenting with juice boxes continues. This giraffe requires 32 juice boxes connected with plenty of packing tape to make it extra sturdy. A couple of flat box panels at the base

Dr. Seuss Hat Template
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I’ve made a blank hat template and posted it HERE to help celebrate Dr. Seuss’ upcoming birthday. I once used it as an art history lesson by reviewing a couple

Student Art from Eagle Mountain, UT
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I love these Andy Warhol-style cats painted by a third grade class at Hidden Hollow Elementary in Eagle Mountain, UT. Debbie, a mom and art volunteer in her son’s class

Student Art from Roseville, CA
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This beautiful Kandinsky art comes from Ms. Domen’s 2nd grade class at Maidu Elementary in Roseville CA. A parent, Tisha Chinn, wrote that the watery glue and canvas worked really

Cityscape from Book Pages
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I was about to get rid of an old box set of paperback dictionaries, when I realized the pages had just the weathered look that I wanted for a collage

Laurel Burch Cat Heads
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This cat project was inspired by a talented artist named Laurel Burch, who sadly passed away recently. She had a wonderful style of drawing abstract cats with large eyes that

Van Gogh Starry Night
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I like having students make their own simplified version of famous paintings, which can encourage their appreciation of the original.

1. View Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”, and discuss

How to Draw a Dragonfly
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Here’s a How To lesson from few years ago that turned out this super cute dragonfly. I thought I’d share it again.
1. Follow the steps on my

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

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