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

Metal Tooling Fish
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I’m trying a Metal Tooling class after school, and was happy with how this turned out, especially as I had … 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

Green Monsters
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When you inspire young artists with the classic “Where the Wild Things Are” book, you get some really fun and … 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

Sharpies and Fabric
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Here’s a really cool looking project that takes just a few ordinary supplies: cotton knit fabric, permanent markers and rubbing … Read More

Tape and Sharpie Skyline
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Black masking tape is used to first create super straight sides to city buildings. The fronts and windows are drawn … Read More

Sharpie Portraits on Canvas
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This is my go-to project for art fundraisers. I’ve shared finished canvases before, but never a full tutorial, so here … Read More

Sharpie and Acetate Pattern Leaf
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Coloring with Brush Sharpie Markers on acetate is pure pleasure, the color just glides on. The only catch is that … Read More

Mini Canvas Art
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You just can’t beat the color and precision you get when you make a mini canvas art with a brush … Read More

Tissue Paper Fall Leaves
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These are cut out tissue paper leaves outlined with a gold marker, and enhanced with just a bit of watercolor … Read More

Fall Leaf Art with Tissue and Markers
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You can make some very pretty fall leaf art with tissue paper leaves, gold marker, and just a bit of … Read More

CD Mandala
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This mandala art project is an abstract design that uses a circular form. Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means … Read More

My Favorite Art Supplies
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I’ve often been asked what my favorite art supplies are, so I thought this might be a good time to … Read More

Delaunay Marker Drawing
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My goal for this Sonia Delaunay Marker Drawing was to have the students learn that if they used repeating shapes … Read More