Bleach Pen Jeans
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There seems to be lots of decorative art in fashion these days (think peasant / ethnic wear) and this is a good way to imitate that look without using a … Read More

Watercolor Sheep
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I love almost anything that children paint with watercolor. This is a simple watercolor resist, done with sheep imagined on a hillside. 1. The students are to draw, as lightly … Read More

FREE Pattern Snake Template
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A tip from a teacher led me to this coil snake project, which I have recreated on my computer. The original called for drawing on paper plates, but I prefer … Read More

Student Art from Oregon
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Last week I received this email: “Attached is a photo of the O’Keeffe Poppy Mural we made for our school’s auction this year. It was completed by Ms. Kenney’s 3rd … Read More

Overlapping Matisse Shapes
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I combined an overlapping lesson with Matisse-like shapes to make a colorful drawing exercise. You could begin by talking about how Matisse didn’t start painting until he was about 20 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 handed … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 of famous … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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