Draw an Urban Haunted House

There are many, many ways to draw a haunted house, but may favorite are the quirky city type with some unusual architectural features. MATERIALS Draw an Urban Haunted House PDF Drawing paper Black marker Crayons   DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to make creases. Students follow the tutorial to draw the haunted house in pencil. The haunted house is traced with a black marker. … Read More

Draw a Cottage

If you want to draw a cute cottage house, then you can also surround it with the landscaping of your dreams too. MATERIALS Download Cottage PDF Tutorial Drawing paper Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to make creases. Students follow the tutorial to draw the cottage in pencil. The cottage is traced with a black marker. The cottage is colored carefully … Read More

Draw the White House

If you are studying American symbols, here’s how to draw the White House. I’ve simplified it as much as possible, and have created some grid paper to help those (even as young as 1st grade) to count and draw all it’s many columns and windows. And there are quite a few of them! • View and download White House PDF Tutorial MATERIALS • Card stock or drawing paper, 8.5″ x 11″ • Printed White … Read More

How to Draw a Haunted House

When students learn how to draw a haunted house, they can practice their architectural drawing while making their houses look spooky. • View and download Haunted House Tutorial MATERIALS • Color print of Haunted House tutorial • Multimedia paper • Black Sharpie • Liquid watercolor paint   DIRECTIONS 1. You could begin with a discussion of what so-called haunted houses have in common: they are usually old, have lots of add-ons, broken windows, and … Read More

Draw Russian Buildings

Russian buildings are so different from those children are used to drawing. The “ice cream” topped towers look like they are from a fairy tale. MATERIALS •  Russian Buildings PDF Tutorial • Drawing paper • Sharpie marker • Crayola crayons DIRECTIONS 1. Students follow tutorial to draw the buildings in pencil. 2. The art is traced with a marker. 3. The buildings are colored with crayon. For a pretty background sky, try using two … Read More

Draw a Country House

There are about a million different ways to draw a house. Don’t get stuck drawing them the same way every time. Try moving things around a bit, as with this country house tutorial. MATERIALS • View and download Country House PDF tutorial • Drawing paper • Black Sharpie marker • Crayons DIRECTIONS PREP OPTION: Print guide lines on each paper. 1. Students use paper with printed guide lines or they fold it in half twice … Read More

How to Draw the Eiffel Tower

I’ve found that most How to Draw the Eiffel Tower tutorials out there are either overly simple or overly complex. This tutorial worked amazing well with my after school drawing class. I think it offers those that are more architecturally inclined to practice their sketching skills. I’ve seen many students that aren’t in the least interested in drawing flowers and such, but will spend hours making precise buildings. • View and download Eiffel Tower … Read More

Draw a Victorian Town

Here’s a lesson in how to draw a Victorian town. If you are going to practice drawing buildings, why not have some fun with these old fashioned architecture features? I’ve found it helpful for students to use grid paper, so I made a custom sheet and tutorial that I am happy to share in the link below. • View and download Draw a Winter Town Tutorial 1. Draw ground line and four building rectangles. … Read More

Draw a Shop

Here is a very simple plan for drawing a shop, which students can customize to their liking with pets, candy, clothes, toys, etc. MATERIALS Draw a Shop PDF Tutorial Drawing paper Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to make creases. Students follow the tutorial to draw the shop in pencil. The shop is traced with a black marker. The shop is … Read More

Edward Hopper Tutorial

Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967) was a prominent American realist painter. He was a skilled watercolorist who is now famous for his spare urban and rural scenes. I’ve made a simple drawing and painting tutorial that resembles his Lighthouse Hill painting. • View and download Edward Hopper PDF Tutorial MATERIALS Watercolor paper Watercolor paint   DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on paper. Students follow the tutorial to draw and … Read More

How to Draw the Statue of Liberty

I created this How to Draw the Statue of Liberty tutorial for kinders, who study US symbols in the spring of each year. Lady Liberty’s body and clothes would be pretty complex for them to draw (actually for anyone to draw), but her face and crown are pretty manageable if you just break them down into simple steps. What’s nice too is that it is accurate, there really are seven spikes coming out from … Read More

Draw a Midieval Castle

There are many ways to draw a castle. Here’s one with a fairy tale quality to it. MATERIALS View and download Midieval Castle Tutorial Drawing paper Black Sharpie marker Crayons   DIRECTIONS Draw the castle according to the instructions shown on the tutorial. Trace all the lines with a black marker. Color all of the art with crayons.

Draw a Japanese House

For the students who find they really like to draw houses, here’s a Japanese version. The curvy roof lines make it a lot of fun. • View and download Asian House Tutorial MATERIALS Drawing paper Black marker Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to make creases. Students follow the tutorial to draw the house in pencil. The house is traced with a black … Read More

Draw the US Capitol

The United States Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive buildings in the nation. It has housed the meeting chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate for two centuries. I’ve made a tutorial that includes graph paper to help students align all of its beautiful features. MATERIALS US Capitol Building PDF Tutorial Printer (to make graph paper found in tutorial) Drawing paper Black marker Pencil crayons DIRECTIONS Print out a blank graph … Read More

Draw Big Ben

Studying England? Learning how to tell time? Learn about both by drawing Big Ben and then choosing a specific time for the hands of your clock. Who says art projects can’t support other studies? Not me. 1. For extra straight lines, try drawing this clock on 1/4 grid paper. Follow the steps above for the drawing. 2. I plan to have my students draw a numerical time from a hat, and have them apply … Read More

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