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Oil Pastel Candle Art Lesson

Try out this oil pastel candle art lesson for illuminating and expressive results! My intermediate students have loved creating this artwork because there is something so mesmerizing about the glow of candlelight. Throughout art history, candlelight creates drama, mystery and contrast. Check out the full length tutorial: My husband is a painting professor at a small university, and he is obsessed with Caravaggio and De … Continue reading Oil Pastel Candle Art Lesson

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Op Art Tutorials for Beginners

These four Op Art Tutorials for beginners will show you how to make Op Art, an abstract style of art based on creating optical illusions. My students really love creating Op Art because it’s a puzzle for your brain and an artwork rolled into one. I love to use these tutorials as extension activities (or “what do I do when I’m finished” choices…”), sub plans … Continue reading Op Art Tutorials for Beginners

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New Year Reflection Doodle

If there is ever a time to reflect, it is the end of 2020. I usually focus on goals and resolutions at the end of the year, but it felt more appropriate this year to pause and practice gratitude. I made this New Year Reflection Doodle as an opportunity to not only personally reflect on my year, but for students who have also experienced a … Continue reading New Year Reflection Doodle

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Among Us Drawing Tutorial

Learn how to draw Among Us characters with this easy tutorial! If your students are like mine, they are obsessed with Among Us. I put together this Among Us drawing tutorial video and handout to excite my students, and it did NOT disappoint. Download the PDF! Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the newest trends. I’m still recovering from Mind Craft, Fort Nite and … Continue reading Among Us Drawing Tutorial

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Distance Learning Shading Lessons

This post will describe and provide guided tutorials for five distance learning shading lessons that can also be done in a traditional classroom or at home. I have been back at work for two confusing weeks of professional development training for our “new normal” (anyone else sick of this term already?). Our student start date was pushed back and the eyes of our parents and … Continue reading Distance Learning Shading Lessons