Easy Watercolor Tree Painting

This easy watercolor painting idea makes the most of what paints and Sharpie markers do best. Markers stay black while paint runs and mixes together. My only tip is, be sure to have good black markers when you start this project. Preferably thick chisel tip ones. The trees look really bold and dramatic with solid black color. If markers are … Read More

Klimt Tree of Life from Kuwait

This amazing Tree of Life artwork comes all the way from the Middle East. It’s a testament to the beauty of random coloring. Kristen D. wrote, “Hello, I just wanted to thank you so much for the brilliant tree project. I did this with my 5 year olds at Kuwait English School today and, although they didn’t follow the Color … Read More

Recycled Art Journal for Kids

If you make art with students very often, sooner or later you’ll get this urge to have them collect it and keep it all in one place. I struggled with this for years, until I discovered a two-hole punch. It led to this art journal for kids book ring system that worked so well, even other teachers started to copy … Read More

Klimt Collage

Try adding some gold to your collage to make a really decorative work of art. Austrian painted Gustav Klimt lived in the early 1900’s, started his career as a decorator and is probably most famous for his painting named “The Kiss”. You can imitate his style with of color photos on black paper, decorated with gold marker. MATERIALS • Card … Read More

Klimt Patterns

Gustav Klimt made elaborately patterned paintings, as in “Adele Bloch-Bauer’s Portrait.” One way for students the appreciate Klimt is through this pattern art lesson. • View and download Adele Head Template MATERIALS • Color print of Adele Head Template • Black Sharpie marker, fine tip DIRECTIONS 1. Students sketch the main body shapes in pencil. 2. The lines are traced with … Read More

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