Easy Dog Drawing
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I sometimes give my young kinder and 1st grade students a template to trace for the first step of a … Read More

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

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

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

Recycled Robots
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If you collect as much misc. stuff as I do, then you just might be a good candidate to make this recycled … 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

Japanese Fan Painting
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If you need a Japanese-themed art project, this works well even for kinders. In fact, I love the “wobbly” lines of … Read More

Japanese Carp Wind Sock
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Carp windsocks decorate the landscape of Japan from April through early May, in honor of Children’s Day. I love these inexpensive … Read More

Father’s Day Scratch Art
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This is my favorite way for students to make a scratch art picture, first a black marker drawing, then layers … Read More

How To Draw King Tut
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Here’s a combo make in art heaven — gold tempera and a King Tut painting project. Works great for history … 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

Mother Giraffe and Baby Painting
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I wish I could draw like this little girl does. Nola is only in kindergarten, and everything she does just … Read More

Bug Magazine Collage
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Save your old food magazines for this bug collage project. The shiny and colorful fruit, for example, has a whole … 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

Elephant Drawing Tutorial
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I like how this tutorial helps students fill their paper, and just focus drawing part of an elephant. MATERIALS • … Read More

Draw a Cartoon Fish
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Big, overlapping eyes make almost anything look funny. Especially cartoon fish with big goofy lips. MATERIAL • Cartoon Fish PDF … 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

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

Modigliani Self Portrait Tutorial
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I’ve made a Modigliani self portrait tutorial in hopes that it encourages more to try it out. Something about the … 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

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

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

Art Bots
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Honestly, I haven’t been this floored by a simple idea since I don’t know when. I think I first saw … 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

Cardboard Cutaway House Update
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Wallpaper Day for our Cardboard Cutaway Houses. Lucky for me, I knew that you can buy all kinds of pretty … Read More

Earth Day Zentangle Mural
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  Earth Day is coming up next month and to help celebrate, I’ve added a new mural with a zentangle … 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

Cutaway Cardboard House
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Here’s a new after school class that I just started, what I call a Cutaway Cardboard House. I bought lots … 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

Common Core Snake Project
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This Common Core snake project uses two different kinds of patterns. One is for the colors (black, yellow, black, red, … 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

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

New “How to Draw” eBook
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Due to numerous requests to purchase this book I am now offering all of its content, including the cover art, … 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

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

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

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

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

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