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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top Three Reasons for my Sharpie Book
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It’s just about wrapped up, my very first art book is in it’s final production stages and then soon will … Read More

Dandelion Painting
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This dandelion painting uses bleeding tissue paper and rubber cement for masking out a puffy white flower. MATERIALS • Watercolor … Read More

Metal Tooling Mask
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Students made mini masks in my last metal tooling class and this 2nd grader, Megan B., did an exceptional job. … Read More

Layla’s Mini Canvas Cat
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This marvelous Sharpie marker cat painting was created in my after school Mini Canvas Class today, by a first grader … Read More

My Sharpie Book
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So I have a pretty cool announcement to make, I’ve been moonlighting a bit and have written my first art … Read More

Painting a Peacock
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I loved this approach to painting a peacock as soon as I saw it at That Artist Woman’s blog. I think the … Read More

Silk Scarf and Sharpies
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Here’s a new project I tried for an art party today – Sharpie markers on a silk scarf. It’s the … 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

Sharpie Marker Leaf
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One of my favorite combos is Sharpie Brush Markers and mini canvases. You just can’t beat the color and precision … 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

Favorite Sharpie Marker Art Projects
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Today’s kids are fortunate to have SO many choices when it comes to art supplies. One that I would not … Read More

Foil and Sharpie Suns
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If you’re looking for something different, but don’t want extra prep work, try having students drawing on aluminum foil sheets … Read More

Sharpie Foil Magnets
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If you are like me and never threw away the rejected magnets from school art fundraisers, here’s one idea for … Read More

Sharpie Marker Alphabet
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Here’s my 2nd grader’s group project for our school’s silent auction. Each student was assigned a letter and made it … Read More

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