Mixing Colors for a Fall Leaf
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There is no digital replacement for mixing colors for a fall leaf painting, and I was reminded again how much kids just love the unknown of stirring two colors together. I’ve come … Read More

Fall Leaf Sharpie Art
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You just can’t beat the color and precision you get when you make fall leaf Sharpie art with the new brush tip variety. The markers actually work a lot like paint, in … Read More

Fall Leaf Art
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You can make a pretty leaf art project with just some paper towels, glue and paint. Learning how to add texture to your art will open up all kinds of new possibilities. … Read More

Fall Leaf Matchbox Art
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Little miniature paper leaves inspired this week’s Matchbox Art project. The best part was finding that they could be colored with markers to brighten and match them with other art. MATERIALS • … Read More

Fall Leaf Painting Project
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Colorful leaves and a black background will make a lovely fall leaf painting project. If you are lucky, you can gather real maple or oak leaves for your students to trace. For … Read More

Fall Leaf Art with Crayons and Watercolor
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For this fall leaf art project, students were asked to let crayons and paint do what they do best – make patterns and lots of bright colors. This amazing leaf was created … Read More

Fall Leaf Grid
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I like using grids to organize art and fill a page at the same time. It eliminates the “tiny drawing on a large paper” syndrome. 1. I used my printer to make … Read More

Fall Leaf Painting Project
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Colorful leaves and a black background will make a lovely fall leaf painting project. If you are lucky, you can gather real maple or oak leaves for your students to trace. For … Read More

Fall Leaf with Texture
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This crayon and watercolor resist is a simple project, but makes a very pretty picture. Try using warm colors inside the leaf, and cool on the outside so you have a lot … Read More

Fall Leaf Grid
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I like using grids to organize art and fill a page at the same time. It eliminates the “tiny drawing on a large paper” syndrome. MATERIALS • Multimedia or Watercolor paper • … Read More

Finish the Fall Leaf
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Not everyone has access to real fall leafs for some finish-the-shape drawing practice. I’ve created a book of templates so that anyone can try this all year round. Both sides of the … Read More

Fall Matchbox Art
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Little miniature paper leaves inspired this week’s Matchbox Art project. The best part was finding that they could be colored with markers to brighten and match them with other art. MATERIALS • … Read More

Leaf Painting
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I like using grids to organize art and fill a page at the same time. It eliminates the “tiny drawing on a large paper” syndrome. MATERIALS • Watercolor paper or multimedia paper … Read More

Layered Marker Leaf Drawing
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Metallic markers are great for adding a bit of “highlight” to any drawing or painting. MATERIALS Art journal or drawing paper Black marker, thick and ultra fine tip Markers, assorted colors Sharpie … Read More

Leafy Butterflies
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This project was inspired by Lois Ehlert’s beautiful book “Leaf Man”. A little technology helped me make dozens of flat, easy to cut and glue leaves. MATERIALS View and download Fall Leaf Photos … Read More

Textured Fall Leaves
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One of the California Visual Arts Standards deals with adding texture to art. I made these paper towel leaves to give this painting some very real bumps and wrinkles. 1. I used … 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 paint. Materials: • Tissue paper, non-bleeding variety • White card stock paper … Read More

Butterfly Leaves
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This project was inspired by Lois Ehlert’s beautiful book “Leaf Man”. A little technology, namely stock photography and a color printer, helped me make dozens of flat, easy to cut and glue leaves. … Read More

Pattern Leaves
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Coloring with Brush Sharpie Markers on acetate is pure pleasure, the color just glides on. The only catch is that colors can smudge when they touch, especially with black. My solution is … Read More

Seasonal Tree
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My seasonal tree collaborative art project is great for schools and any group that wants to create something special by working together. Many students learn about seasons throughout the school year, so … Read More

Top 6 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 do without are Sharpie markers, because they make such vivid colors on … Read More

Tissue Leaves and Lines
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Fall leaves are made of lots of fun curvy shapes, so I had my art journal students trace them today to make a tissue paper collage of maple, white oak, elm and … Read More

Art Journal Tissue Leaves
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Tissue paper not only comes in solid colors, but in multi-color sheets too. I found this madras tissue paper at my local Michaels store. MATERIALS Art journal or multi-media paper Madras tissue … Read More

Layered Pastel Leaves
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You can show students how to overlap leaves and blend colors with oil pastels, and have very lovely picture as the result. MATERIALS • Multimedia paper • Chipboard • Permanent marker • … Read More

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