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Amaco Underglazes and Watercolor Underglazes

I love to use amaco underglazes and watercolor underglazes because the results are more painterly and easier to control.  Amaco underglazes are simply colored clay, so it is just clay, a little water and pigment.  You can use underglazes on clay before it ever goes in the kiln or it can be applied on bisqueware, which is what I prefer. This detailed tutorial is ready … Continue reading Amaco Underglazes and Watercolor Underglazes

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Expressive Clay Portrait Lesson

If you are looking for a great secondary clay artwork, this expressive clay portrait lesson is my all time favorite!  Students get to learn the basics of clay while exploring expression and facial features.  There are so many directions to take and tons of artists to inspire your students. It is also a cost effective lesson that does not require much clay per student. Do … Continue reading Expressive Clay Portrait Lesson

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Wire Figure Sculpture

This wire figure sculpture lesson is one of my favorite lessons of all time. It is engaging, challenging, and allows for students to explore personal expression. The artist connections are endless, and using the human body as a subject allows students to explore what it means to be human. Do you have a short attention span like me? This quick video will give you a … Continue reading Wire Figure Sculpture

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Chalk Pastel Candle Artwork

Candle light is a beautiful subject for an artwork. It creates drama, mystery and the dynamic lighting has so many opportunities for creativity. I love using chalk pastels because they are inexpensive and so darn easy to blend. As long as you have a plan for the mess, chalk pastels are great for the classroom. This video lesson will walk you through all the steps … Continue reading Chalk Pastel Candle Artwork

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Abstract Architecture Painting

Acrylic paint is so versatile and fun to work with, but can be intimidating for students.  I love this abstract architecture painting because it simplifies painting concepts and allows for students to be free with their creative choices.  I give no limit on color or texture application and the “let what happens, happen” attitude is freeing for (most!) students. Do you have a short attention … Continue reading Abstract Architecture Painting