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Colored Pencil Color Theory Lesson

Try out this colored pencil color theory lesson in your art classroom, with home school students or distance learning! Colored Pencil Color Theory Lesson This video walks you through the steps I used with my mixed group of 10-12th graders. Feel free to use it, or keep reading if you don’t prefer a video format. My Art II students embarked on their color theory exploration … Continue reading Colored Pencil Color Theory Lesson

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Modular Sculpture Art Lesson

Modular Sculpture: Easy 3D Lesson If you are looking for an inexpensive sculpture assignment that teaches the foundations of 3D art, try out this modular sculpture art lesson!  I taught this to my 3D Design class that always has quite a mixed bag of students.  Many have not taken any other art class in high school and are true beginners.  I wanted to teach a … Continue reading Modular Sculpture Art Lesson

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Holiday Artwork Choice Board

December Madness If you are like me, December is a wonderful and chaotic time of year in the art room. We are wrapping up artworks and getting ready to end the semester course or just reaching the halfway point of year round classes. There is a festive spirit, but also a little stress as everyone tries to wrap up grading while keeping students interested in … Continue reading Holiday Artwork Choice Board

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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