Deluxe Mona Lisa Template

Here’s another line art project, this time based on the very famous painting of Mona Lisa. This photoshopped face of Mona Lisa was originally posted quite awhile ago, but only with the one main page to draw on. When I taught this project, I realized students needed more references to “fill in the blanks”. They needed to see how the arms would take shape, a finished example for inspiration, and the original painting for a … Read More

Deluxe Leonardo Line Art Template

When you leave a graphic design job to start teaching art, you just might find yourself making your own project materials. And if you get a break in your busy schedule (hello summer!) you might realize that some of those products could really be improved, with just a few changes. Here’s my first example. This photoshopped face of Ginevra de Benci (by Leonardo di Vinci) was originally posted quite awhile ago, but only with the … Read More

Mona Lisa Coffee Filter Portrait

It’s possible to make really brilliantly colored paintings without expensive watercolor paper. Start with liquid watercolor paints, and paint on coffee filters. MATERIALS Mona Lisa PDF template Coffee filter Old steam iron Tape Black Sharpie marker Liquid watercolor paint Paper towels Plastic sheet, like a sleeve protector   DIRECTIONS PREP: Print out one Mona Lisa template for every student. Iron 9″ coffee filters to make them flat. 1, Tape one to the front of … Read More

Leonardo Line Art Drawing Template

When you leave a graphic design job to start teaching art, you just might find yourself making your own project materials. And if you get a break in your busy schedule (hello summer!) you might realize that some of those products could really be improved, with just a few changes. Here’s my first example. This photoshopped face of Ginevra de Benci (by Leonardo di Vinci) was originally posted quite awhile ago, but only with the … Read More

Fun with Mona Lisa

Here’s a line art project, this time based on the very famous painting of Mona Lisa. This photoshopped face of Mona Lisa was originally posted quite awhile ago, but only with the one main page to draw on. When I taught this project, I realized students needed more references to “fill in the blanks”. They needed to see how the arms would take shape, a finished example for inspiration, and the original painting for a … Read More

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