Deluxe Leonardo Line Art Template
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When you leave a graphic design job to start teaching art, you just might find yourself making your own project materials. … Read More

Theibaud Cake Mural
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Wayne Thiebaud is an American artist best known for his paintings of cakes in light pastel shades. I exaggerated the … Read More

Painting Flowers
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Students first “draw” the flowers with their paint brushes, and then trace the edges afterward. My other projects almost always … Read More

Pinterest Milestone: Over 50,000 Followers!
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There’s a reason why I fell in love with Pinterest as soon as I discovered it. It’s pure bliss for … Read More

Mindfully Alive Retreat
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To all the creative wannabes out there, I would like to invite you to the Mindfully Alive Retreat, a brand-new … Read More

New “How to Draw” eBook
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Due to numerous requests to purchase this book I am now offering all of its content, including the cover art, … Read More

Starving Artist No More Summit
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Have you ever thought about using your talents to bring in extra income? Are you the person that all the … Read More

Mini Me Custom Valentines
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I’m a sucker for custom Valentines. They just celebrate the day in a way no store bought card ever could. … Read More

Mod Podge at the CHA Show
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I made a friend at the Mod Podge booth at the the CHA Show today. I couldn’t help but share … Read More

Craft & Hobby Association Show
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A few months ago I entered and online contest called “Creativations”. Sponsored by Michaels, it was looking for new and … Read More

“How to Draw” Book Giveaway Winner!
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Thanks so much to everyone who entered my first-ever “How to Draw” Book Contest! It seems I’ve found the perfect … Read More

Still My Favorite Art Supplies
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I posted this list about three years ago, and they remain with the exception of BIC markers, which seem to … Read More

Summertime!
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And with the stroke of the clock, and the emptying of a room, a new schedule begins. This time I … Read More

Podcast with Deep Space Sparkle
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I’m so excited to share my first podcast interview with Patty Palmer of Deep Space Sparkle, a long time blogger … Read More

Draw a Cow Head
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Last year I found a series of very cute animal heads that were all based on rectangles. I’ve been meaning … Read More

George Washington Quarter
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As a followup to the Penny Project, here is a template for making a George Washington Quarter. Just download the … Read More

Draw a Shop
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Here is a very simple plan for drawing a shop, which students can customize to their liking. Pets, candy, clothes, … Read More

Penguin Art Show
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OK, get ready for a little penguin art show. My students (grade K to 4) once again astounded me with … Read More

Craft Stick Box
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I’m determined to find a way to make simple boxes out of craft sticks, but not in the traditional flat … Read More

Draw an Abstract Self Portrait
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Here is an adaptation of my popular Abstract Face project for older students. It still has simple features that fill … Read More

Top Three Art Supplies
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I’m continuing my “Top Three” posts this week, and am moving on to art supplies. If I could only choose … Read More

Fun with Venus
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The Birth of Venus is a painting by Sandro Botticelli, and depicts the goddess Venus, emerging from the sea as … Read More

Bird on a Cat
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How do you make a cute cat drawing even cuter? Add a little bird on top, of course. • View … Read More

Watercolor Cactus
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I’m always looking for a new way to introduce students to the “white crayon trick”. This cactus worked really well, … Read More

Mosaic Art with Beans
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Students can make some beautiful mosaic art with beans, thanks to lots of varieties you can find at your local … Read More

Close Up Portrait
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One way to simplify portrait drawing is to start with a large U instead of an oval. 1. Start with … Read More

My New PDF Shop
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Welcome to my NEW PDF Shop, with improved graphics and product descriptions and a streamlined download process that will post … Read More

Butterflies from Central Asia
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“I am a mom who likes to do art projects with my son and his friends. I took your smaller … Read More

Starry Night Skyline
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Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting has inspired many an art project, and this is just one more. 1. Students … Read More

My Artists on Strathmore Pads!
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The paper pads have arrived! This new line of Youth Series paper from Strathmore now features art from 7 of … Read More