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Clay Figure Sculpture

I am hoping this school year will be one for trying out brand new ideas or bringing back old favorites. Nothings stretches your imagination like teaching during a global pandemic, right? I always want my students to have opportunities to create sculpture. In 2020, a social distanced art room is very different than the hustle and bustle of a clay clean-up from the past. How … Continue reading Clay Figure Sculpture

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Art Distance Learning Ideas

The year 2020 will be one of those years we never forget. It has completely turned public education on it’s head leaving students, parents and teachers feeling overwhelmed and anxious. This post includes links to FREE full length video tutorials that I have either used, or plan to use, for distance learning. They can be done at home just for fun, in a distance learning … Continue reading Art Distance Learning Ideas

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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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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