Artist Trading Cards with Texture
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My favorite alternative to art texture plates is plastic embroidery mesh from the fabric store. If you buy them large … Read More

Draw an Ice Cream Cone
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Some believe that you need to spend 10,000 hours to master a skill. Personally, I think that between teaching my … Read More

How to Draw Fireworks
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This example of radial symmetry is also a great way to learn how to draw fireworks.    MATERIALS • Journal … Read More

Draw a Simple House
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I have tried this house drawing project every year with kinders and have loved the results. This year I just … Read More

Draw a Simple Caterpillar
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Turns out the best way to draw a caterpillar is by starting with a bunch of lines. I found this … Read More

Draw a Simple Cat
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Two circles get this simple cat drawing off to a good start. If you begin by tracing a roll of … Read More

Draw Pete the Cat Tutorial
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Pete the Cat seems to have a lot of fans these days, so I thought I’d make a tutorial on … Read More

Earth Day Collaborative Mural
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Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd. It’s easy to decorate if you start with my Doodle Earth Day … Read More

Student Endangered Animals Mural
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Here’s what one 4th grade class did with my Endangered Animals Mural. I love seeing art used in real classroom … Read More

Patterned Cat
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This project was inspired by a talented artist named Laurel Burch. She developed an abstract style of painting cats that … Read More

FREE! Mini Earth Day Mural
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Try out one of my collaborative templates and see how easy it is to make large and colorful mural. This … Read More

Draw a Snail
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Learning about snails in your classroom? Here’s a simple way to draw one, all starting with the number “6”. I … Read More

PreK Painting, Little Birdies
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Young painters, like preK and kinders, need to explore with paint, but I think they enjoy making recognizable shapes as … Read More

Draw an Astronaut
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Here’s one way to spark a child’s interest in science and space. Show them how to draw an astronaut and … Read More

How to Draw Martin Luther King
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I put my portrait drawing skills to the test today to see if I show students how to draw Martin … Read More

How to Draw a Rooster Head
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In honor of the Chinese New Year that kicks off on Jan. 28, I have created this “How to Draw … Read More

Gingerbread House Decorations
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Looking for ideas for homemade holiday decorations? I need some for my school’s holiday boutique, so I’m having students draw … Read More

Snowflake Painting
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Here’s a simple snowflake painting project that was inspired by an illustration on a stock art website. I’ve found some … Read More

Watercolor Resist Snowflake Art
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This watercolor resist snowflake art is easy to create with laser-cut wood decorations that are found at craft stores. They … Read More

Giant Nutcracker Drawings
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     My art room is filled with giant Nutcracker drawings right now, waiting to be lined up in our auditorium … Read More

Draw a Teddy
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I taught my students how to draw a teddy with a few simple shapes, and they found many, many ways … Read More

Free Thanksgiving Mural
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In the spirit of giving this holiday week, I’d like to offer this free Thanksgiving Mural PDF template. The five-page … Read More

How to Draw an Alpaca
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In case you need to learn how to draw an Alpaca, here’s the perfect tutorial for you. Alpacas have been … Read More

Draw a Bat, and the Perfect Book
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My first graders were shown how to draw a bat, but only after learning some more about them in this … Read More

Draw a Vampire Bat
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You can draw a Vampire bat without it being scary. In fact, they can be downright funny like this guy. … Read More

Draw a Tiger Face
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If you can draw an oval, curves and triangles, then you can most definitely draw a tiger face. This guy … Read More

Draw a Pickup Truck
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You can draw a pickup truck by putting a few simple shapes together. Download my tutorial and draw one like … Read More

Batik Pumpkin Art
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This batik pumpkin art is meant to imitate the real thing, a resist-dyeing process that originated in Indonesia. Children can … Read More

Draw a Polar Bear
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Here is a very simple but very cute way to draw a polar bear. He is made of just a … Read More

How to Draw a Fox Face
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My How to Draw a Fox Face tutorial will help students fill their page with a large, symmetrical face, that … Read More

Leaf Pattern Art with Crayons and Watercolors
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For this leaf pattern art project, students were asked to let crayons and paint do what they do best – … Read More

Draw a Bunny
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For instant cuteness when learning to draw a bunny, try adding clothes. All kinds of personality seems to just jump … 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

Abstract Grid Tree
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The abstraction of this Circle Grid Tree is easy if you start with a printed guide. If anyone knows who … Read More

“Big Eyes” Self Portrait
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You may be familiar with the story of Margaret Keane as told in the 2014 movie “Big Eyes”, but did … Read More

Draw a Corgi Dog
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Here’s how you can draw a Corgi, because he’s got his own cute little stubby features that are not like … Read More

Draw Russian Buildings
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Russian buildings are so different from those children are used to drawing. The “ice cream” topped towers look like they … Read More

Mister Seahorse
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Eric Carle’s wonderful book “Mister Seahorse” is perfect for kinders that are studying amazing animals, such as mine are this … Read More

Earth Day Coloring Page
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In honor of Earth Day today, I’m happy to share a freebie that is, based on my Earth Day Doodle … Read More

Draw a Doberman
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Maybe it’s the oversized nose or the dark coloring. Something about this Doberman drawing had my students create some really … Read More

Draw a Sea Otter
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This sea otter tutorial ends up looking like a real otter, but still very cute, which I think adds to the fun. … Read More

Draw a Country House
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There are about a million different ways to draw a house. Don’t get stuck drawing them the same way every … Read More

Draw a Humpback Whale
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Whale drawings don’t have to be generic. Here’s how you can draw a Humpback Whale, which is a beautiful creature … Read More

Creative Writing Portraits
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I found an amazing artist and illustrator, Nate Williams, who has a very childlike style that I think students will … Read More

Draw A Mouse Head
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Another fun head to draw that starts with an easy rectangle. • View and download Mouse Head PDF Tutorial

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

Draw a Cement Truck
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Studying transportation? A cement truck is made of some pretty fun shapes that are not hard to draw, if you … Read More

Draw a Victorian Town
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Here’s a lesson in how to draw a Victorian town. If you are going to practice drawing buildings, why not … Read More

Draw the Grinch
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You can learn how to draw the Grinch’ with a very mischievous face with my step-by-step tutorial. I’m going to … 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

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