Paul Klee Castle
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Paul Klee was one of the great colorists in the history of painting. I developed this project that imitates his … 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 an Adobe Landscape
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Diversity Day is approaching, so I’m trying to integrate each classroom’s chosen country into their art lessons. No small task, … 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

Radial Hearts Drawing
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Students can practice radial symmetry with this Radial Hearts drawing. It takes time to fill in the entire paper, but … Read More

Draw Your Neighborhood
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Learn how to draw your neighborhood by focusing on three main areas. This stacked arrangement is my solution for encouraging … Read More

Draw a Frame
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Here’s a super easy way to draw a frame on your artwork with this fun, precut paper. Add a few … Read More

Draw Santa’s Face
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Looking for an easy way to draw Santa’s face? If so, here’s a simple approach drawing just his head. And … Read More

Draw a Turkey
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Here’s my popular “Draw A Turkey” tutorial in a format that is more computer friendly. If you prefer something you … Read More

Travel Journal Page
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I used two laws of perspective to help give this travel journal page drawing some depth. With distance, similar shapes … Read More

Dissected Flower Drawing
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This is a little twist on the dissecting and coloring technique. If at the end you shade the corners of … Read More

Cat in the Hat Template
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Here is a blank hat template to help celebrate Dr. Seuss’ upcoming birthday. I once used it as an art … Read More

Martin Luther King Template
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To support all the upcoming lessons about Martin Luther King, I’d like to offer this posterized letter size version of … Read More

Draw a Maple Leaf
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Maple leaves are easy to draw if you break them down into simple steps as shown below. I think the … Read More

Dylan’s White House
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A young fourth grader named Dylan shared his finished White House drawing with me today. Doesn’t the neatness and precision … Read More

Mission Drawings on Brown Paper
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I’d like to share this sample of student work from a fourth grade class today. I think the drawing guides … Read More

Draw Amsterdam Buildings
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My students have drawn lots of traditional American style homes, so now I’d like them to try something different. Specifically, … Read More

Finish the Valentine Face
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Here’s a creative exercise that could be saved as a Valentine card, if everything goes well. Try printing my sample … Read More

Thanksgiving Coloring Page
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Need an easy Thanksgiving coloring page? Or maybe just looking for a good one for yourself? Here’s a turkey that … Read More

Sara’s Cartoon Faces
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I had so much fun watching all these faces come to life in my Cartoon Class this afternoon. I saw … Read More

Glowing Cat Eyes
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These glowing cat eyes are made from blending a few layers of pencil crayons. White on the bottom, then yellow, … Read More

Draw a Dreaming Story
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Give your tessellation project a language arts twist by adding a story to your work. If you keep the tessellation … Read More

Draw an Ornithomimus
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It turns out that a young Ornithomimus only had “dino fuzz”, while the adults grew actual feathers. How cool is … Read More

Draw a Mastodon
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Mastodons are an extinct group of mammal species, closely related to elephants. They look a lot like mammoths, they just … Read More

Dino Head
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Here’s a chance to focus on dinosaur facial features: bumpy eyes, sharp teeth, etc. This dino is definitely ready for … Read More

Draw a Saurolophus
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The Saurolophus was a large, plant-eating, duck-billed dinosaur. The next time your child or student asks how to draw one … Read More

Draw a Plesiosaurus
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Technically speaking, I learned that a Plesiosaurus is often mistakenly referred to as a dinosaur, when in fact it is … Read More

Draw A Purple Dragon Head
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Dragon heads can get rather complicated, what with all the horns and spikes and things. I made this drawing in … Read More

Draw an Ankylosaurus
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The Ankylosaurus was a big dinosaur that featured huge plates of body armor to protect itself from attackers. Follow my … Read More

Draw a Megalodon Shark
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The word Megalodon means “Big Tooth”. How big you might ask? How about 7″ long!  These were the largest and … Read More

Draw a Velociraptor
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Next to Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor is the world’s most famous meat-eating dinosaur. To me he just looks like a skinnier … Read More

Hundertwasser Style Portrait
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Here’s project that asks students to see themselves in a very abstract way, and creates a colorful display most teachers … Read More

Draw a Red Dragon
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This might be one of the easier ways to draw a dragon – a simple profile, no twisting and turning. … Read More

Draw a Spiked Dragon
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My students have often asked me how to draw a dragon, so I put together this tutorial. I think it’s … Read More

Draw a Pterodactyl
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Pterodactyls are the world’s most familiar pterosaurs, or flying reptiles. The largest species attained wingspans of up to 30 feet, … Read More

Draw a Triceratops
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The name ‘Triceratops’ comes from the Greek language, with ‘tri’ meaning three and ‘keratops’ meaning horned face. Make sure your … Read More

Draw a Spinosaurus
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Did you know that the Spinosaurus was larger than the Tyrannosaurus Rex and may have been the largest carnivorous (meat … Read More

Draw a Diplodocus
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Here’s one way to draw a Diplodocus, or Long Neck, if you are a “Land Before Time” fan. It’s the … Read More

Draw a Stegosaurus
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Stegosaurus were all herbivores (plant eaters) and featured rows of unique bones that developed into plates and spines along their … Read More

How to Draw a Grizzly Bear
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I was inspired to create this bear drawing from a diagram at Appalachian Bear Rescue. I altered their instructions a … Read More

How To Draw A Turkey
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Here’s my popular “Draw A Turkey” tutorial in a format that is more computer friendly. If you prefer something you … Read More

Abstract Flower Drawing
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This is a little twist on a dissecting technique. If you shade the corners of each shape you make, you get … Read More

Draw City Buildings
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This city building drawing is basically turning squares into cubes to make a city skyline. MATERIALS • Drawing paper, larger as … Read More

Printing with Bubble Printing
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I tried printing with bubble wrap, and loved how it worked in my art journal class. There were so many colorful … Read More

Art and Creative Writing
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Give your tessellation project a language arts twist by adding a story to your work. If you keep the tessellation … Read More

Color Swatch Collage
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I’ve seen even really young students make a stunning color swatch collage with magazine photos. The most successful seem to … Read More

Valentine Card with 3D Letters
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This Valentine Card with 3D Letters project provides good dimensional drawing practice, and ties in with an artist too. You … Read More