Tree of Life Acrylic Painting Lesson Plan Sticky post

Tree of Life Acrylic Painting Lesson Plan

TESTING SEASON. One of the most dreaded words in a teacher’s vocabulary. Testing completely throws off any routine or schedule we’ve worked hard all year to maintain! For my school, we completely flip-flop schedules and have SILENT transitions and SILENT lunches. Silent is not in a 10-12 year old’s vocabulary. During test seasons, I try to teach a lesson that is so interesting and engaging … Continue reading Tree of Life Acrylic Painting Lesson Plan

Learn how to paint the easiest tulip ever using simple colors and shapes with this watercolor time lapse tutorial! Sticky post

Daily Doodle | Easiest Tulip Painting Ever

One of the hardest things about creating art is knowing when to stop. This watercolor doodle was an attempt at keeping a tulip as simple as possible! Only a few washes of color with a slight range of value and highlights to make it pop and I called it finished! I let my colors swirl into each other without trying to overwork how they layers. … Continue reading Daily Doodle | Easiest Tulip Painting Ever

Learn how to paint flowers using simple colors and shapes with this watercolor time lapse tutorial! Sticky post

Daily Doodle: Black Eyed Susan Painting

It finally feels like spring and I am so inspired by all of the flowers starting to pop up. My favorite flower are Black Eyed Susans, I love how simple and hearty they are! My mom planted tons of them for my backyard wedding in 2017 and we both love watching them pop up each year. Continue reading Daily Doodle: Black Eyed Susan Painting

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Daily Doodle: Crappie Painting

Growing up on the lake, fishing with my dad and grandad was my favorite thing. My siblings and I always thought it was hilarious anytime someone caught a black crappie and loved the excuse to call it a “crappy fish”. https://youtu.be/o72ECTIOdYw Continue reading Daily Doodle: Crappie Painting

Jazz Printmaking & Collage Art Lesson Plan Sticky post

Jazz Collage and Printmaking: Cross Curricular Art Unit

This cross curricular unit started with a question: How can I incorporate printmaking in my art class without a printing press and without the budget to buy linoleum or carving tools? Printmaking has always been my weak area in my teaching game. I’ve always felt like it’s a lot of extra work for unpredictable results. Forgive me, printmakers!!!! As an artist, I prefer to draw … Continue reading Jazz Collage and Printmaking: Cross Curricular Art Unit

Learn basic pottery handbuilding techniques with this video! How to make a pinch pot, coil building and how to score and slip your clay together. Sticky post

Pottery Tutorial: Handbuilding Basics

This video tutorial will teach you how to make a pinch pot, coil building and how to score and slip your clay. Perfect for artists learning a new medium or in the classroom. Click the link to learn everything you need to know about the basics of handbuilding! Don’t let not having a kiln stop you! I went from running my school’s ceramics program to … Continue reading Pottery Tutorial: Handbuilding Basics