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Soap Carving Art Lesson

This soap carving art lesson will show you how to sculpt an abstract design using Ivory soap. We focused on organic abstraction, negative space and how to create a sculpture that is in the round. I use this lesson with my mixed 9th-12th 3D Design course. There are quite a variety of student abilities in mixed together, so we practiced carving soap before we moved … Continue reading Soap Carving Art Lesson

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Charcoal Skull Artwork

Skulls are one of my all time favorite subject matters. Skulls create eerie, yet beautiful, shapes and it is such a great tool for focusing on value and shading. It is also a great opportunity to explore symbolism. I teach in Oklahoma, and my students have always been very responsive to this subject matter too! I set up a still life with the variety of … Continue reading Charcoal Skull Artwork

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