Learn how to paint a deer skull with acrylic (or liquid tempera!) paint, oil pastels and baby oil. This is one of my favorite art techniques to teach from 5th-12th grade! It's easy, approachable and has vibrant results. This is perfect or the classroom or the home studio.

Deer Skull Art Tutorial

Learn how to paint a deer skull with acrylic (or liquid tempera!) paint, oil pastels and baby oil. This is one of my favorite art techniques to teach from 5th-12th grade! It’s easy, approachable and has vibrant results. This is perfect or the classroom or the home studio. Continue reading Deer Skull Art Tutorial

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

Leftover Acrylic Paint Textured Backgrounds

Do you have leftover paint from a project that you don’t want to waste? These textured backgrounds are easy, so much fun and uses leftover paint that would normally be wasted! I had over 30 paint palettes with random amounts and color leftover from our still life unit. Students love picking out the dried acrylic molds (blows their mind) but I hated the thought of … Continue reading Leftover Acrylic Paint Textured Backgrounds

Full lesson plan and complete video tutorials! Great for teaching beginners how to use acrylic paint. Sticky post

Monochromatic Night Landscape: Art Lesson Plan and Video Tutorials

I used to be scared to give acrylic paint to my 5th graders. ACRYLIC PAINT STAINS FOREVER would flash through my mind any time I imagined my youngest artists. They still fall out of their chairs! They still rocket puke without warning! With experience, I realized that when you give nice art supplies to kids they take more pride in their work and they make … Continue reading Monochromatic Night Landscape: Art Lesson Plan and Video Tutorials

This time-lapse video shows you to paint a succulent plant using acrylic paint and only four colors!

Daily Doodle: Succulent Acrylic Painting

This time-lapse video shows you to paint a succulent plant using acrylic paint and only four colors! I’ve been teaching my art students about still life painting and today we start blocking in our greens. I’ll share their in-progress works soon. Continue reading Daily Doodle: Succulent Acrylic Painting