Escher Eye Drawing
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M.C. Escher was one of the world’s most famous graphic artists. He created many visual riddles, and an amazingly detailed … Read More

Giant Chalk Self Portrait
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The idea of coloring with chalk over dried glue lines is not new to me, but trying it out on … Read More

Tree Silhouette Art
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This tree silhouette art is a multimedia project using chalk pastel and tempera cake paint. Each media does what they … Read More

Student Chalk Pastel Apples
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A quick look at how some of my 4th graders made their apple drawings last week. I love how the … Read More

How to Draw An Apple, and Shade it Like a Pro
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If you want to learn how to draw an apple, you don’t have to settle for just a flat shape. … Read More

Black Chalk Paper
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Here is how I make my cover art for a new paper from Strathmore. It’s very thick and black, perfect … Read More

Full Moon Tree
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This full moon tree painting is a multimedia project using chalk pastel and tempera cake paint. Each media does what … Read More

New Strathmore Cover Art
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I had a chance to collaborate recently with the marketing department at Strathmore Paper, and really enjoyed developing this cover … Read More

Giacometti Glue Drawing
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Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) was a Swiss sculptor, famous for his strangely elongated human forms.  I’ve discovered that drawing these figures … Read More

Chalk Pastel Fall Landscape
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This kind of simple landscape lets chalk pastels do what they do best – make smudgy, soft colorful shapes. 1. … Read More

Giant Chalk Pastel Portraits
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The idea of coloring with chalk over dried glue lines is not new to me, but trying it out on … Read More

M.C. Escher Eye Drawing
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M.C. Escher was one of the world’s most famous graphic artists. He created many visual riddles, and an amazingly detailed … Read More

Snowman on Skis
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My drawing was made on black paper and traced with white glue. After the glue dries, the art can be … Read More

Moon and Tree Silhouette
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I tried this project three different ways today, and the third time ended up the charm. First was with a … Read More

Glue and Pastel Spiderweb
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This basic glue and pastel process can be used with a variety of subject matter – this spiderweb worked well … Read More

Spheres in Space
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Learning how to turn a circle into a sphere can be lots of fun if you use an outer space … Read More

Chalk Pastel Fall Landscape
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This kind of simple landscape lets chalk pastels do what they do best – make smudgy, soft colorful shapes. 1. … Read More

Layered Pipes
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I used to introduce 3rd and 4th graders to shading and tinting techniques with circles and spheres, but found this … Read More

Pastel Cactus Drawing
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One of my favorite combos is blending chalk pastels over dried glue. I’m always on the lookout for new subject … Read More

Oversized Chalk Self-Portraits
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The idea of coloring with chalk over dried glue lines is not new to me, but trying it out on … Read More

Kandinsky Cityscape
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This Kandinsky Cityscape project is in honor of his wonderful city life paintings, such as “Houses in Munich”. I tried … Read More

Glue and Chalk Pastel Spiderweb
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This basic glue and chalk pastel process can be used with a variety of subject matter. This spiderweb worked well … Read More

Cliff Dwelling Landscape
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This cliff dwelling landscape was especially popular with students who love the idea of drawing their own fortresses with ladders, … Read More