Zentangle Art Lessons

This post shares my favorite Zentangle art lessons that are perfect for back to school or anytime throughout the year. I have taught the Zentangle method from 5th-12th grade and I love the individualized results. “Back to school” are my three least favorite words in combination. I love school and I truly love teaching, but as soon as I see the school supplies hitting the … Continue reading Zentangle Art Lessons

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Watercolor Drip Zentangle

Take your drawing to the next level with this watercolor drip Zentangle! I had so much fun making this because it combines two of my favorite things: watercolor painting and drawing. A blank piece of paper can be one one of the biggest challenges when creating art, whether you are at home or in the classroom. Zentangles are a great introduction to the school year … Continue reading Watercolor Drip Zentangle

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How to Draw a Dragon Eye with Colored Pencil

Colored Pencil Dragon Eye Learn how to draw a dragon eye with colored pencil with this easy to follow tutorial! This drawing is perfect for the classroom or artists at home. My students love drawing eyes, and they always impress me with their creativity. I teach this Eye Self-Portrait Unit that focuses on color pencil blending and symbolism. I have always demonstrated how to draw … Continue reading How to Draw a Dragon Eye with Colored Pencil

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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