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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 โ€œlet what happens, happenโ€ attitude is freeing for (most!) students. Do you have a short attention … Continue reading Abstract Architecture Painting

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Coil Lantern Video Tutorial

This this coil lantern video tutorial is an excellent high school clay project. This classroom ready tutorial will show you step by step decorative coil building and then proper construction techniques. Once it is fired (or try it with air dry clay!) it will make a clay lantern that can hold a candle. If you have a short attention span like I do, this quick … Continue reading Coil Lantern Video Tutorial

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India Ink Skull Artwork

India ink is an excellent material to explore value and contrast, and this india ink skull is a winner with my students! Try out this spooky subject matter using a skull photograph as a reference. We will look at value mapping, painting ink with a brush and add splatters for a fun accent. India Ink Technique Practice Most of my students have no experience with … Continue reading India Ink Skull Artwork

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India Ink Landscape Art Lesson

Try out this minimalist india ink landscape art lesson to create stunning results with a beautiful sense of depth.  We focused on creating depth and space using value throughout the parts of a landscape.  My students really enjoyed looking at Japanese ink landscapes while playing around with such fun and inexpensive materials. India Ink Landscape Tutorial This video explains my technique entirely and is great … Continue reading India Ink Landscape Art Lesson

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Colored Pencil Pumpkin Artwork

Fall is here and my students are obsessed with all things Spooky Season! Try out these colored pencil pumpkin artworks focusing on blending dynamic color and value. Colored Pencil Pumpkin Artwork Classroom Ready Tutorial: They have been working really hard on color theory and blending with this abstract artwork and pumpkin drawing made a great extension activity as students finished at different paces. I love … Continue reading Colored Pencil Pumpkin Artwork