CD Mandala

A mandala is an abstract design that is usually circular in form. It is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. Mandalas generally have one center point from which radiate an assortment of shapes and designs.   1. I wanted to start with a bright background on my old CD, so I spray … Read More

Tiki Faces

Drawing a Tiki face is all about making symmetrical shapes, and usually captures the attention of some of the more “restless” students. 1. Give the students a sheet of brown construction paper, and ask them to fold it in half vertically so they know where the center of their face will be. … Read More

How to Draw King Tut

Gold tempera paint makes King Tut look extra special. 1. Students fold the paper in half vertically so that the face may be centered.They  draw a large “U” in the middle that is centered on the fold. A line closes the top, and another parallel line is added below. 2. Facial features … Read More

Alien Names

I thought I would get a so-so response to this lesson, but found that the students were delighted to see how ‘alien-like’ their names could be, and amazed at how different all their artwork was. 1. Give the students an 11″ x 17″ paper and ask them to fold it in half … Read More