Deluxe Mona Lisa Template
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Here’s another line art project, this time based on the very famous painting of Mona Lisa. This photoshopped face of … Read More

Draw a Flower
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A fun way to show kinders how to draw a flower.  Simple shapes with a twist of adding pins between … Read More

Draw a Britto Cat
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Romero Britto was born in Recife, Brazil in 1963. He had a modest childhood but today is an internationally renowned … Read More

Kid’s Art Portfolio
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Here’s my secret to keeping lots of student artwork organized – without taking up any of my valuable time. My … Read More

Outline Hand Drawing
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Have students start by tracing their hand, and then add all the details they can see. MATERIALS • Journal Page … 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

Symmetrical Drawing
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I actually ran out of drawing paper recently and tried out this food wrap (dry wax paper) that was left … 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

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

Growing Grass in a CD Case
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Don’t throw away old, un-decomposable CD cases, turn them into gifts instead. They make great little terrariums, especially with a … Read More

Elements of Art, with Sharpies
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I made an Elements of Art page for my “Sharpie Art Workshop for Kids” book with super simple illustrations. It seemed … 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

Laurel Burch Cat with Metallic Markers
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Laurel Burch had a unique way of drawing cats that left lots of room for pretty patterns and colors. She … 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

Pre-K Auction Art
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Yes, you can make some really amazing auction art from a room full of 5 year olds. Celebrate all their … 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

My Sharpie Art Workshop for Kids Book
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There it is, one of my “Sharpie Art Workshop for Kids” books at my local Barnes & Noble store. Still … 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

Color Mixing with Sharpies
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Did you know that you can actually blend colors with Sharpies? And that you can do this particularly well with … 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

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

Elf Feet Drawing
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Try Elf feet drawing for a fun holiday project. The close up view of just the legs and shoes make … Read More

Draw Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
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I’ve made a tutorial on how to draw Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, which I believe keeps his cute details, … Read More

Ornament Christmas Card
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To make this ornament Christmas card, try filling the shapes with lots of with lines and patterns and watch the … Read More

Sharpie Winter Landscape
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To wrap up my Sharpie Blog Roll, here is a Sharpie Winter Landscape project that I found works well for … Read More

Sharpie Blog Roll and Giveaway
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BLOGGER TO VISIT on Monday, Nov. 14: Mini Matisse “Fibers and Sharpies”     BLOGGER TO VISIT on Sunday, Nov. … Read More

Halloween Boxes with Sharpies
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My favorite part of these little Halloween boxes is the color combination. I love the soft orange and matte black … Read More

Witch Hat Scratch Art
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I love how this witch hat scratch art pushes students to color heavily. It takes two coats of coloring to … Read More

Paint A Crankenstein
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To learn how to paint a Crankenstein, you must first read Samantha Berger’s book on how you might spot such … Read More

Day of the Dead Sharpie Art
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To make some super Day of the Dead Sharpie art, try coloring on aluminum foil. Besides the fact that that … Read More

Make a Tractor from Popsicle Sticks
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Thanks to Glued to my Crafts for this great idea of how to make a tractor from popsicle sticks. I … Read More

Bat Painting, Silhouettes on Coffee Filters
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A fun way to make a bat painting as the permanent marker makes it easy to draw and color, and … 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

Transparent Line Art Leaves
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These line art leaves are a great project when studying the elements of art, specifically the power of lines. An … Read More

Fall Leaf Sharpie Art
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You just can’t beat the color and precision you get when you make fall leaf Sharpie art with the new … Read More

Halloween Recycle Craft Project
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A friend has been saving these old saline bottles for quite awhile, and I finally had a chance to think … Read More

Overlapping Art, with Architecture
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One of the steps to go from drawing flat landscapes to ones with depth is to create overlapping art. This … Read More

Overlapping Tree Collage
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This tree collage was inspired by a stock art illustration, and it seemed to me a great way to teach … Read More

Fall Leaf Matchbox Art
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Little miniature paper leaves inspired this week’s Matchbox Art project. The best part was finding that they could be colored … Read More

How to Draw an Owl
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Learn how to draw an owl, and then finish it of with some pretty paint and metallic markers. Their shimmery … Read More

Veronica’s Kitten Collage
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Here is the perfect example of why I love kid’s art. This kinder kitty by Veronica has about a thousand … Read More

Newspaper Cat Collage
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I love the look of a newspaper collage cat, but the reality of it brings problems when trying to make … Read More

Matchbox Seashell Art
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I’m tried some new Matchbox Seashell Art projects, and have found a lot of inspiration at my local Michaels store. … Read More

Simple Drawing Project
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If you want to have your students concentrate on their coloring skills, it helps to start with a simple drawing … Read More

Kinder’s First Project
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This Kinders First Project solved my dilemma this fall. I have always thought that if you make the first class … 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

Line Leaf
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This is a fun study of line patterns. I drew my leaf and filled it in, but a large template … Read More

Sharpies and Tin Cans
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I’ve always hated throwing away old tin cans. They just have too many recycling possibilities. This one is for my … Read More

“We Can Do It” Mural
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I live this vintage war poster for it’s colorful simplicity AND bold message. Now you can make your own with … Read More

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