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Surrealism Inspired Collage Artworks

Collage is a great technique to explore creativity and happenstance. You can’t plan exactly how it will turn out because you are limited to the images you have in your source materials. Its great for the classroom of any level because the “I can’t draw kids” can work on expressing ideas without relying on their technical skills. In this post, I will share TWO collage … Continue reading Surrealism Inspired Collage Artworks

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Easy Watercolor Tutorials for Beginners

Summmmmmmmmmer time and the living’s easy! The summer of 2020 is the perfect time to engage your brain in something other than scrolling social media in a paralyzed panic. Being a teacher in 2020 has stretched my limits of anxiety and I vowed this summer to let go, relax and paint fun things for myself. This post has four of my favorite watercolor tutorials that … Continue reading Easy Watercolor Tutorials for Beginners

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Step by Step Sketchbook Drawing Prompts

Practicing basic drawing techniques can help artists of all ages build confidence and sharpen their technical skills. I love having my students keep a sketchbook. It’s a great opportunity for students to practice foundational skills, brainstorm artwork ideas, and write and reflect about their own artwork and the artwork of others. It’s a great place to hit all of the standards of teaching that are … Continue reading Step by Step Sketchbook Drawing Prompts

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Inside My Head Collage

Classroom Ready Guided Tutorial: We are living in historic times. Students today are surrounded by uncertainty and disrupted routines. I like to think I am a well adjusted adult, and I am STRUGGLING with how my daily life has changed in 2020. Creating art is such a powerful tool to explore our thoughts, emotions, beliefs and values. I tell my students as often as possible … Continue reading Inside My Head Collage

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Gray Scale Pet Portrait

This beginner friendly pet portrait tutorial will show you how to mix a variety of gray values to capture the likeness of your pet! All you need is a gray scale animal photograph, black and white paint, an accent color for your background and a couple round (or whatever you prefer!) paintbrushes. Learn the basics of mixing paint with this gray seven step value scale: … Continue reading Gray Scale Pet Portrait