How to Draw a Rooster

There are several ways to learn how to draw a rooster, but this is my favorite. It’s not too simple and not too difficult, given that he does have a lot of curves. Don’t skip the part about folding the paper to make the creased guidelines. It will help get the rooster head in a good place on the paper, … Read More

How to Draw an Airplane

You can learn how to draw an airplane with this easy step by step tutorial. I like how it’s a bit more than just drawing a profile, it is tilted and has just a bit of perspective so students can begin to see how things get smaller when they are further away. Simple details like curving the front window will … Read More

How to Draw Egyptian Eyes

To learn how to draw Egyptian eyes, you need to keep in mind how bold the shapes should be. Yes, you could just draw them with lines, but the eye-popping (sorry!) results will come if you make them thick and fill them in.   Wikipedia states that The Eye of Horus, also known as wadjet, wedjat or udjat, is an ancient … Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wishing everyone a Happy and creative Valentine’s Day! This adorable Rainbow unicorn was painted by 8-year old Elliana Chong, with the help of my tutorial in my “Valentine Drawing” ebook. She first colored her art with pencil crayons, but then used watercolor pencils to make the colorful background. Great choices Elliana! I’d love to see this on a coffee cup … Read More

Draw the White House

If you are studying American symbols, here’s how to draw the White House. Many of its shapes have been simplified to keep students from getting frustrated, but the overall balance and shape is true to the real thing. I’ve found that there’s nothing like some grid paper to help students draw buildings, so my download tutorial has an extra page … Read More

Black History Artist: Lois Mailou Jones

Black history art projects are a great way to learn about some amazing people who had to forge their own way in the world. Lois Mailou Jones (1905 – 1998) had an impressive career, but do you know how she got started? She had been working as a textile designer and often sold her bold fabric creations to department stores. … Read More

Fun with Animals ATC Template

Looking for some more artist trading cards ideas? Try making these animals look either large or small, depending on what you draw around them. MATERIALS View and download ATC animal template Card stock or drawing paper Color printer Paper cutter or scissors Black marker, ultra fine tip Trading card sleeves DIRECTIONS Print an animal template sheet for each student. Students … Read More

Draw a Winter Town

This lesson on how to draw a winter town is fun for those that enjoy drawing buildings. I’ve found it especially helpful for students to use grid paper.   • View and download Draw a Winter Town Tutorial 1. Draw ground line and four building rectangles. 2. Add a roof lines as shown. 3. Divide buildings with floor lines and … Read More

How to Draw a Cartoon Face

Learn how to draw a cartoon face, starting with just a basic shape. The simpler, the better. Each will create a very different result. MATERIALS Download Cartoon Heads PDF  Drawing paper Markers DIRECTIONS Students follow the Cartoon Heads printout for direction. They begin with one of the simple shapes for the head. Features are added as shown, as in ears, … Read More

Lois Mailou Jones Mask

This Lois Mailou Jones-inspired drawing is one of my favorite black history month art projects. During Lois’ remarkable life, she painted, designed masks, textiles, stained glass, traveled the world and never stopped learning. For a terrific follow up this project, check out my Lois Mailou Jones Art Mural Project MATERIALS • Black card stock paper (This one is smooth and … Read More

Elements of Art: Texture Owl

Adding elements of art (texture) to a project can be as simple as crumpling up an old phone book page, painting it and drawing on top. This technique could be applied to any art that might benefit from a few bumps and wrinkles. MATERIALS Multimedia paper Old phone book Glue stick White acrylic paint Black Sharpie marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Tear … Read More

Draw a Stegosaurus

Learn how to draw a stegosaurus with all the cool plates along his back and tail. He’s got a dinosaur look that is all his own. MATERIALS Download Stegosaurus PDF Tutorial Drawing paper Black marker Crayons   DIRECTIONS Draw gridlines or fold paper to make creases. Draw stegosaurus according to tutorial. Color in the drawing with crayons.

How to Draw a Pug

Learn how to draw a pug simply by exaggerating his face. Draw an oversized head and mouth and eyes and you’re halfway there. MATERIALS How to Draw a Pug PDF tutorial Drawing paper Old CD for tracing Black Sharpie marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Draw the dog as shown in the tutorial with a pencil. Trace the drawing with a black marker. … Read More

Easy Snowman Drawing

My students needed some easy snowman drawing directions, so I make this diagram. Simple adjustment of the face and buttons can add a lot of dimension. Consider making a snowman art show with lots of these guys all lined up looking around and in different directions. So much more fun than every one just looking straight ahead. MATERIALS Drawing paper, … Read More

How to Draw a Gingerbread Man

And then color and paint your gingerbread man with some yummy colors. Really young students may need a form to trace as all his rounded lines are more difficult to draw than straight lines. Older students though may enjoy adding more detailed frosting and a shadow to the sides so he looks more dimensional. MATERIALS • Multimedia or watercolor paper … Read More

Cute Polar Bear

This could be the world’s easiest way to make a cute polar bear drawing. I like using markers to keep the whites white, but any media will do. MATERIALS View and download Snow Bear Tutorial Drawing paper Black, red and blue markers   DIRECTIONS Draw the snow bear according to the tutorial. Trace all the lines with a black marker. … Read More

Cute Penguin Drawing

Learn how to make a cute penguin drawing, and then design your own hat and scarf. If you need something a little more realistic, the hat and scarf could be dropped. Either way, this guy is made from some pretty simple symmetrical shapes so ever first graders would have fun drawing him. Or her, of course. If you like this … Read More

Draw the Grinch

Learn how to draw the Grinch and his very mischievous face with my easy step-by-step tutorial. My recommendation for getting the best results with this tutorial? Use real watercolor paper so the colors stay nice and bright, and if you use liquid watercolor paint, mix up a batch of the “Grinch” greenish yellow color for everyone to share. It’s not … Read More

Fun to Draw Santa – On a Stamp

Mix things up a bit with this fun to draw Santa on a Stamp. Use kraft paper and you can get a natural look for your Santa and his white beard. White paper will work just fine too, you just won’t need to fill in the beard, obviously. Whatever media you use, go for the brightest reds and blues as … Read More

Sharpie Trees with Snow Shadows

Winter art projects for elementary students work best, I believe, when the subject and supplies are kept simple, simple, simple. The shadows cast by the moon are easy to see on the winter snow and offer a beginning lesson in perspective. For more drawing tutorials, see my “How to Draw” ebook in my PDF Shop. MATERIALS • View and download Winter … Read More

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