Zentangle Art Lessons

This post shares my favorite Zentangle art lessons that are perfect for back to school or anytime throughout the year. I have taught the Zentangle method from 5th-12th grade and I love the individualized results. “Back to school” are my three least favorite words in combination. I love school and I truly love teaching, but as soon as I see the school supplies hitting the … Continue reading Zentangle Art Lessons

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How to Draw a Dragon Eye with Colored Pencil

Colored Pencil Dragon Eye Learn how to draw a dragon eye with colored pencil with this easy to follow tutorial! This drawing is perfect for the classroom or artists at home. My students love drawing eyes, and they always impress me with their creativity. I teach this Eye Self-Portrait Unit that focuses on color pencil blending and symbolism. I have always demonstrated how to draw … Continue reading How to Draw a Dragon Eye with Colored Pencil

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Styrofoam Printmaking Art Lesson

Styrofoam Printmaking Art Lesson Try out this class friendly styrofoam printmaking art lesson inspired by musical instruments and the Harlem Renaissance! My students loved the art and music connections and there is nothing like the magic of printmaking. I set up printing stations in the back of my classroom and it usually takes three days for a class of 25 to pull three prints. This … Continue reading Styrofoam Printmaking Art Lesson

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Cactus Acrylic Painting Lesson

Try out this simple cactus acrylic painting lesson! It focuses on blending colors directly on the surface and painting a simple object from direct observation. I do this with my sixth graders, but it could totally be adapted for a range of age groups. This lesson has three simple steps to grow confident and creative painters in your classroom. Cactus Acrylic Painting Tutorial This cactus … Continue reading Cactus Acrylic Painting Lesson

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Oil Pastel Candle Art Lesson

Try out this oil pastel candle art lesson for illuminating and expressive results! My intermediate students have loved creating this artwork because there is something so mesmerizing about the glow of candlelight. Throughout art history, candlelight creates drama, mystery and contrast. Check out the full length tutorial: My husband is a painting professor at a small university, and he is obsessed with Caravaggio and De … Continue reading Oil Pastel Candle Art Lesson