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How to Draw like Mary Cassatt Tutorial and Mary Cassatt Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw like Mary Cassatt and Mary Cassatt Coloring Page. She was an American painter and printmaker and part of the Impressionists in Paris.

Mary Cassatt was an American painter who boldly rebelled against the expectations set for her as a woman in the 19th century.

She was born into a wealthy family, but her father deeply disapproved of her painting as a career and even refused to buy her art supplies.

Mary spent much of her life painting loving scenes of families and children, and accomplished remarkable things in a time when ‘women didn’t do art’.

This step by step tutorial will show students how to draw like Mary Cassatt by making a simple composition of a mother reading to her child.

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Mary Cassatt Coloring Page


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Pacon Drawing Paper, White, Standard Weight, 9″ x 12″, 500 Sheets


Lyra Color-Giants Skin Tone Colored Pencils – Set of 12 count colored pencils. These professional colored pencils contain soft and flowing colors that will allow you to easily glide through every line and detail in your drawings.


Time needed: 45 minutes

  1. Draw the woman’s head and hair.

  2. Add her face, ear and hair lines.

  3. Draw her neck, shoulder and hand.

  4. Add an open book behind the hand.

  5. Draw the child’s head (it will look really large before the face and hair are added.)

  6. Add downward looking face on the child’s head.

  7. Draw the child’s hair, and collar of the dress.

  8. Finish the dress details and add a hand on the
    left side of the book. Erase the head line.

  9. Trace with a marker and fill with soft colors.

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