Sonia Delaunay Circles

You can share Sonia Delaunay for kids by imitating her love of concentric circles. An inexpensive template makes this project doable, and Sharpies make them very colorful. Sonia Delaunay was a ground-breaking female artist from the early 1900s who made some wonderful abstract paintings known for their rhythm and color. This project uses her style of many concentric circles, and … Read More

Sharpie Portraits on Canvas

This is my go-to art fundraiser idea. I’ve used it for years and often shared finished canvases, but never a full tutorial, so enjoy! • View and download Portraits on Canvas PDF Tutorial MATERIALS Stretched canvas (I used 16″ x 20″ for classes of 25) Dry wax paper (found at restaurant supply stores, and no, it’s not the same as … Read More

Tissue Paper Fall Leaves

Cut out tissue paper leaves outlined with a gold marker, and a bit of watercolor paint make a fun fall leaf art project. MATERIALS Madras tissue paper Poster board or chip board for templates Scissors White card stock paper Glue stick, purple type may be most helpful Gold Sharpie marker, fine tip Crayola’s Watercolor Mixing Set   DIRECTIONS PREP: I … Read More

Dandelion Painting

Paint a dandelion tutorial with bleeding tissue paper and rubber cement for masking the flower. Super fun combo of media. MATERIALS • Watercolor paper • Bleeding tissue paper* • Paint brush and water • Ultra fine tip black Sharpie markers* *The above product links are referrals. If you click through and take action, I’ll be compensated a small amount, at … Read More

Metal Tooling Mask

Metal tooling art projects go great with Sharpie markers. Especially brush tip Sharpies. The points are perfect to the textured metal. MATERIALS • Water based markers • Felt, approx. 7″ x 6″ rectangles • Pencil • Metal Tooling • Brush Sharpie Markers • Black card stock paper, approx. 9″ x 6″ • Masking tape DIRECTIONS PREP: Cut metal tooling into … Read More

Metal Tooling Fish

I’m trying a Metal Tooling class after school, and was happy with how this turned out, especially as I had quite a few kindergarteners. MATERIALS • Chipboard for templates • Metal tooling • Scissors • Felt • Pencil • Sharpie markers, brush tip • Masking tape • Black card stock paper DIRECTIONS PREP: Cut black paper to 7.5″ x 5.5″ … Read More

Sharpie Scribble LOVE

How about making it “Opposite Day” in art class, one where scribbling is not only allowed, but encouraged? This lesson could tie in Jasper Johns for his textured letter paintings, or Robert Indiana for his LOVE art, and of course, a review of warm and cool colors. Would also look pretty great on a coffee cup, if you ask me, … Read More

Top 6 Sharpie Marker Art Projects

Sharpie marker art can happen on so many different surfaces. Here are my six favorite ways to use them. One that I would not do without are Sharpie markers, because they make such vivid colors on so many different things, like paper, canvas, magazines, etc. Here are a collection of six of my favorites, and a good reason to look … Read More

Sharpie Marker Alphabet

Here’s an idea for making finished auction art. Each students is assigned a letter and they make it as fancy and colorful as can be with Sharpie markers. I decoupage them to a canvas board, and later outline the letters with a metallic marker to give them some extra sparkle. MATERIALS Canvas board Dry wax paper White glue Sharpie markers … Read More

Mini Canvas Leaf Art

You just can’t beat the color and precision you get when you make a small canvas art with a brush Sharpie marker. They actually work a lot like paint, in that they do mix when you overlap them, and the fine tips allow a continual flow of color. MATERIALS • Mini canvases • Sharpie Brush Markers • Mod Podge or … Read More

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