Draw a Flower

A fun way to show kinders how to draw a flower.  Simple shapes with a twist of adding pins between the petals. MATERIALS • Download Pin Flower PDF tutorial • Drawing paper • Marker, thick black • Markers, assorted colors   DIRECTIONS Students draw their flowers according to the PDF tutorial After the pencil drawing is complete, students use thick black markers to trace all their lines. Markers are used to color in all … Read More

Draw a Fall Tree

To learn how to draw a fall tree, try thinking of it as a series of branches, and not just a fluffy shape that sits on a stick. MATERIALS • Multimedia paper • Oil Pastels, I like the Portfolio brand for blending DIRECTIONS 1. Students draw a large “Y” on their paper. 2. They add smaller “Y”  on each side, alternating as they go up each branch. To make the “Y”  the most realistic, they should … Read More

How to Draw a Pumpkin

There are many “How to Draw a Pumpkin” tutorials out there. This is my take on what I would share with older students, namely third through fifth graders. They should be able to appreciate how the built in vertical lines can make the pumpkin look more like a sphere, instead of a flat circle. They start with three round overlapping shapes, then add the inner lines. The different angles of each pumpkin make for … Read More

Draw a Daffodil

Do you find yourself drawing the same tulips and daisies over and over again? Try this daffodil to mix things up. It’s simple cup shape and yellow color make for a really pretty drawing. MATERIALS • Daffodil PDF Tutorial • Drawing paper • Black marker • Crayons DIRECTIONS 1. Draw or print guide lines on paper. Draw the daffodil with a pencil. 2. Trace the drawing with a black marker. 3. Color the drawing … Read More

How to Draw a Tree

I made this tutorial in hopes that students could break some of the habits I see often regarding trees. All they need to do is make the branches skinnier than the trunk, with pointy ends, and things are already greatly improved. MATERIALS Download PDF Tree 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 … Read More

How to Draw a Dandelion

Practice your fine marker skills with this how to draw a dandelion project. Careful drawing and tracing will make a very pretty and delicate looking flower. Happy summer drawing everyone! PREP • View and download Dandelion PDF Tutorial MATERIALS • Drawing paper • Sharpie marker, ultra fine tip DIRECTIONS 1. Draw center grid lines on paper, lightly, in pencil. 2. Follow the drawing instructions as shown on the tutorial. 3. Trace the drawing with … Read More

Draw a Bushel of Apples

This is a good project for young artists because the basket is symmetrical, and the apples are easy to layer. If you can, try adding brown and yellow crayon lines to the basket before painting with watercolor for a bit of extra texture. MATERIALS Download Bushel of Apples Tutorial • Drawing paper • Black marker • Crayons DIRECTIONS Prep: Print tutorial for each student. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to … Read More

How to Draw a Poinsettia

I’ve broken down the steps on how to draw a Poinsettia, which would make a lovely holiday picture, as well as be easily be tied into a Georgia O’Keeffe lesson. • View and download Poinsettia PDF Tutorial MATERIALS • Color print of Poinsettia tutorial • Drawing paper, cut to a square size • Black marker • Crayons DIRECTIONS PREP: Print or draw grid lines on paper. 1. Students draw the poinsettia according to the … Read More

How to Draw a Pumpkin

Pumpkins are still my very favorite fall project to draw, with all those lovely dimensional lines and orange color. MATERIALS • View and download my Pumpkin Tutorial • Drawing paper • Black marker • Oil pastels   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 chickadee in pencil. The chickadee is traced with a black marker. … Read More

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