Paul Klee Line Drawing
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I made a “How to Draw like Paul Klee” tutorial to guide students in a continuous line drawing that would look a lot like Klee’s famous painting. This drawing is made by … Read More

Creative Writing Portraits
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I found an amazing artist and illustrator, Nate Williams, who has a very childlike style that I think students will really relate to. (Check out the video on the Picture Book page … Read More

Giacometti Drawing
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  Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) was a Swiss sculptor, famous for his strangely elongated human forms. I’ve discovered that drawing these figures with glue is both easy, AND the perfect medium to match … Read More

Divide a CD into 6 Sections
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I have a few tips to help students divide a CD into six sections. They involve a bit of “eyeball” measuring, but will be accurate enough for a nice color wheel. I … Read More

CD Color Wheel
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I may try this extended color wheel with some of my older students this fall, specifically those that are working on their Recycled Art Journals. It would remind them of the basic … Read More

Picasso Journal Page
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Picasso’s Blue Period paintings are great for seeing the emotional power of color. This project also asks students to draw themselves looking down and off the page to increase the forlorn look … Read More

René Magritte Journal Page
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René Magritte was a surrealism artist, famous for a number of paintings that challenge how we see things. You can challenge your students to express themselves with a magazine circle that is … Read More

A Negative Space Exercise
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I wanted to mix things up for my students this week, so I had them just focus on the background of their art, or the negative space. In honor of Sponge Bob, … Read More

Matisse Art Journal Page
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Did you know that Matisse and Picasso were good friends before they became rivals? That must have made for interesting times. All I know is that Matisse was a master of colors … Read More

Robert Indiana Art Journal Page
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This Robert Indiana LOVE Letter project provides good dimensional drawing practice, and makes a nice Valentine card too. Robert Indiana made a famous sculpture in the sixties that came to symbolize the … Read More

Delaunay Art Journal Page
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I love the work of Sonia Delaunay, not only for her colorful abstract circles, but also for her groundbreaking life story. This project is fun and easy for students if you can … Read More

Art Projects for Kids