Step by Step Sketchbook Drawing Prompts Sticky post

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

Inside My Head Collage | Collage Portrait Tutorial for Self-Expression Sticky post

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

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Two Point Perspective | Drawing & Shading Exercise

Learn how to draw using 2-D perspective and how to shade planes to create a 3-D looking drawing. This is an essential drawing skill for artists on any level and is really easy to learn. Once you’ve mastered drawing one box, all you do is repeat your steps. Download the PDF! Continue reading Two Point Perspective | Drawing & Shading Exercise

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Blackout Poetry

Download the PDF! This easy art tutorial will show you how to transform an old book page (or anything you have with text on it if you can’t imagine ripping up a book) into a fusion of visual art and poetry. This is a great way to integrate writing and visual art and the results are always stunning. Continue reading Blackout Poetry