Surrealism and Magritte
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René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist who became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images. He … Read More

Paul Klee Castle
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Paul Klee was one of the great colorists in the history of painting. I developed this project that imitates his … Read More

Deluxe Van Gogh Line Art Template
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Here’s another line art project, this time with Van Gogh’s amazing self-portrait. This photoshopped face of Van Gogh was originally posted … Read More

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

Organic Matisse Shapes
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An overlapping lesson with Matisse-like shapes makes a colorful drawing exercise. Matisse didn’t start painting until he was about 20 … Read More

Protractor Art
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Frank Stella is an American painter who fully embraced the idea that sometimes a painting can just be flat. In … Read More

Van Gogh Iris Mural from Canada
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This amazing Van Gogh Iris mural comes from Coral Schober in Ontario, Canada. She’s a volunteer Art Image Teacher at … Read More

Modigliani Self Portrait Tutorial
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I’ve made a Modigliani self portrait tutorial in hopes that it encourages more to try it out. Something about the … Read More

Kandinsky Common Core Art
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How many art projects include art history, Common Core standards AND make something really striking? Not many, and I’ve been … 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

Pop Art Portraits
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Andy Warhol’s repetitive style is fun to duplicate and the perfect example for students to create their own repetitive drawings. … Read More

Klimt Collage
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Try adding some gold to your collage to make a really decorative work of art. Austrian painted Gustav Klimt lived … Read More

More Sharpies on Canvas
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More from my after school Sharpies on Canvas class, this time a from a kinder named Zoe. Students worked with … Read More

Kandinsky on Canvas Panels
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This is a match made in heaven, Brush Sharpie markers and Kandinsky on canvas. The brush markers just glide on … Read More

Kandinsky Circles with Oil Pastels
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Kandinsky pretty much invented abstract art back in the early 1900’s. His “Study of Abstract Squares” is a fun and … Read More

Watercolor Resist Hearts
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These watercolor resist hearts use rubber cement to lock in a paint color while the surrounding areas soak it up. … Read More

Collaborative Hearts on Canvas
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Looking for a collaborative project that creates a colorful, finished work of art? Try my favorite combo of Sharpies on … Read More

Klimt Tree of Life from Kuwait
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This amazing work of art comes all the way from the Middle East. Kristen D. wrote, “Hello, I just wanted … Read More

Jim Dine Heart
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Jim Dine is an American pop artist, famous for his series of heart paintings. This project uses tissue paper, glue … Read More

Mini Canvas Art
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I brought back one of my favorites, mini canvas art, for an after school class today. Mini canvases, brush Sharpies … Read More

Nevelson Found Sculpture
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This Nevelson found sculpture was inspired by her creation of wood assemblages. Louise was a passionate artist who worked hard … Read More

Cake Sculpture, Miniature Style
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Here’s an easy way to make a very yummy looking cake sculpture, thanks to all the great food-looking colors that … Read More

Magazine Collage Card
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I’ve been inspired by scrapbook artists and the magazine collage art they often create. This project lets students get creative … Read More

Make a Matisse Collage
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I’ve found a rather simple formula that will help students create their own Matisse collage. Henri Matisse was a French … Read More

Maple Leaf Drawing, Kandinsky Style
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Here’s a maple leaf drawing idea that uses colors, Kandinsky-style. Kandinsky was one of the first artists to make abstract … Read More

Van Gogh Wheat Field with Crows
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Vincent Van Gogh Wheat Field with Crows, shows a dramatic, cloudy sky filled with crows over a wheat field. The … Read More

Klimt Patterns
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Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter who often used gold leaf to make his elaborately patterned paintings, as in “Adele … Read More

Modigliani Self Portrait
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This Modigliani self portrait project seems to work surprisingly well every time I try it. Something about the distortion frees … Read More

Tree of Life Coloring Page
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Klimt’s “Tree of Life” painting must be the epitome of decorative arts. Here’s a Tree of Life coloring page, borrowed … Read More

Escher Animal Tessellation
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It took every Adobe rotating and reflecting trick I knew of to recreate this famous Escher animal tessellation, and narrow … Read More

Chuck Close Collaborative Mural
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Chuck Close is an American artist known for his super large patterned portraits. I created this mural template with a … Read More

Pop Art Coloring Page
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I combined some old comic book images to come up with this new “Crying Lady” that is a now a … Read More

NEW! Lichtenstein Mural, just $5
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Roy Lichtenstein used comic book images to make paintings about popular culture. I made this composite drawing of some old … Read More

NEW! Frida Kahlo Mural
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In honor of the amazing Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, I have created a new color-by-number posterized mural. It only uses … Read More

Self Portraits, Modigliani Style
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This Modigliani self portrait project seems to work surprisingly well every time I try it. Something about the distortion frees … Read More

Paul Klee Line Drawing
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I made a “How to Draw like Paul Klee” tutorial to guide students in a continuous line drawing that would … Read More

Miniature Cakes with Model Magic
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So it turns out can make really cute miniature cakes with Model Magic because it comes in just the right … Read More

Sophia’s Collage
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This has to be one of my most favorite collages ever. Fourth graders were challenged to make a new person … Read More

Jasper Johns Number Painting
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I created this Jasper Johns number painting so students could make a miniature version of his, and recycle an old … Read More

Starry Night Mural from France
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This is what makes blogging so incredibly rewarding, getting emails like this. “I’m a french ex-teacher who helps in the … Read More

Harvest Festival Banners
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What do you do when you have just a few days to make decorations for a school festival? Good old … Read More

Cubism Costume
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Here’s a reposting of one of my favorite costumes from a few years back. It may be better for posing … Read More

Cubism Face Fun
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Mix Frankenstein with computer illustrated eye drawings and kids can have fun making some very silly faces.  1. Those on … Read More

Miro on Coffee Filters
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If you’ve ever painted on a flat coffee filter, you’ll know how fun it is to watch the color seep … Read More

Sharpie Scribble LOVE
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How about making it “Opposite Day” in art class, one where scribbling is not only allowed, but encouraged? This lesson … Read More

Colorful Matisse Collage
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I’ve found a rather simple formula for a colorful Matisse collage that will help students create their own. Henri Matisse … Read More

Campbell’s Soup Mural from Hawaii
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This Campbell’s Soup Mural has got to be one of my favorite done by students, and sent in by art … Read More

3D Miro Painting
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Joan Miro was a Spanish painter who made very child like paintings. He often used some very simple shapes that … Read More

Sonia Delaunay Circles
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My goal for this Sonia Delaunay Circle project was to have the students learn that if they used repeating shapes … 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

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