Paper Mache Bowls and Colanders
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I’m happy to have found the perfect form for my Paper Mache Bowl class. The dollar store came through again … 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

Canadian Flag and Tissue Paper
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Can you believe this mural is made out of craft tissue paper? Thanks so much to Krista Dillon and her students … Read More

Art Journaling and Tea Bags
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Some of my favorite art journal pages I’ve seen just have a sense of freedom to them. The paper can … 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

Painting Flowers
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Students first “draw” the flowers with their paint brushes, and then trace the edges afterward. My other projects almost always … 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

Painting with Pre-Kinders
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Teaching color mixing with a large Pre-Kinder class is no small task. This week they layered red on blue to … Read More

Draw a Water Buffalo
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You just never know when you might need to draw a Water Buffalo.These guys have a look that is all … 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

Glue and Foil Art
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This project really makes some very inexpensive supplies (chipboard, glue, aluminum foil and shoe polish) look pretty fabulous. I was … Read More

Draw the White House
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If you are studying American symbols, here’s how to draw the White House. I’ve simplified it as much as possible, … 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

Abstract Cat Drawing
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This cat project was inspired by a talented artist named Laurel Burch, who sadly passed away recently. She had a … Read More

Scratch Art Paper
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You don’t have to buy expensive scratch art paper. If you have some good oil pastels, you can make your … 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

Little Duck Collage
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Torn edges have a way of making shapes that would never happen if you started cutting away with a pair … Read More

Watercolor Sheep Painting
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Here’s a simple sheep painting project, with bodies made of crayons, and then a painted background. The crayons will resist … Read More

Easy Cityscape Painting
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If you team up a tempera cityscape painting with a fat black marker, it makes for a fun and bold … Read More

Draw a Shamrock
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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve made a tutorial of how to draw a Shamrock. If you can draw … Read More

La Boca Houses of Argentina
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La Boca is a neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It is a popular tourist destination because … 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

Endangered Animals Earth Day Mural
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Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22nd. My Endangered Earth Day collaborative art project is great for schools … 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 Caterpillar
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Here’s a little tip on how to draw a caterpillar with very “squishy” sections. I saw it in a book … Read More

Draw a Clown
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My clown tutorial seems to be pretty popular over at Pinterest, so here is an update. My recommendation? Start with … 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

Lois Mailou Jones Drawing
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This Lois Mailou Jones-inspired drawing is in honor of Black History month. During Lois’ remarkable life, she painted, designed masks, … 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

Clay Cactus
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My quest for finding easy clay projects that create sturdy little sculptures has led me to this, working with little … 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

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

Celebrate Black History with W. H. Johnson
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In celebration of Black History month, I’ve created this mural in the style of William H. Johnson (1901-1970), a very talented painter … 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

Valentine Kids from Nebraska
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Here is some Valentine art that is just too cute not to share. Lisa H. wrote,“We live in Nebraska and … Read More

Heart Trees
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Architect Frank Lloyd Wright told his students, “Limits are an artist’s best friend.” That’s because they force us to find … Read More

Valentine Tissue Paper Flowers
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This technique for making tissue paper flowers is not new, but I have a new appreciation for its simplicity. If … 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

Flying Heart Balloons
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My goal with this flying heart balloon painting was to keep things really simple so kids could experiment with their … Read More

Color Mixing Hearts
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There are times when it is good to plan with a pencil, and then there are times when you just … 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

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

Reader’s Year of the Rooster Mural
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This just in, a finished “Chinese New Year of the Rooster” mural from Alison, a teacher. She opted to use … Read More

Ceramic Textured Fish
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This ceramic textured fish project turned out to be a great way to guarantee even kinders make sturdy creations in … Read More

Cubist Heart
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If you know how to tint and shade with oil pastels, then try testing your skills on this Cubist style … Read More

Ceramic Heart Bowls
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The Dollar Tree store scores again. Some ceramic heart bowls seen on Pinterest started my search for rounded plastic bowls … Read More

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