Draw an Adobe Landscape
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Diversity Day is approaching, so I’m trying to integrate each classroom’s chosen country into their art lessons. No small task, but for some reason I enjoy the challenge. A second grade class … Read More

Overlapping Art, with Architecture
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One of the steps to go from drawing flat landscapes to ones with depth is to create overlapping art. This project plays with the idea, and need not follow any perspective rules. … Read More

Simple Landscape
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LLearning perspective starts with noticing that the closer objects are, the bigger they appear. If students draw a simple landscape with just large trees and a small house, they are guaranteed to … Read More

Overlapping Buildings
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One of the steps to go from drawing flat landscapes to ones with depth is to create overlapping art. This project plays with the idea, and need not follow any perspective rules. … Read More

Draw a Fall Landscape
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Students can easily give their drawing perspective by making their blowing leaves in a variety of sizes. Add some dark marker lines and colorful crayon details and you have the makings of … Read More

Hot Air Balloon Drawing
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One large, medium and small circle can turn into a fun drawing about hot air balloons. I love showing students what old fashioned balloons looked like, for inspiration. MATERIALS Drawing paper Black … Read More

Up, Up and Away Hot Air Balloons
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One of the first elements of learning perspective is noticing that things that are far away from you appear smaller than those that are near. Students use precut circles in this project … Read More

Falling Away Drawing
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Students start with tracing their own hands and shoes to make this large “falling away” drawing. MATERIALS • Drawing Paper, 18″ x 24″ or so • Black marker • CrayonsDIRECTIONS 1. Students begin … Read More

In Your Face Cow Drawing
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This exaggerated cow face drawing was inspired by a funny painting I found in a home decor catalog. MATERIALS • Drawing paper, 11″ x 14″ • Black Sharpie marker • Oil pastels … Read More

Art Projects for Kids