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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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Back to School Resources for Art Teachers

August is my least favorite month. It never gets any easier when the high temperatures of July roll right into August and the back to school ads start running. Although I dread it all summer, I really do love the first couple weeks of school. I get anxious and overwhelmed with all the details, but once the students start walking through my door I feel … Continue reading Back to School Resources for Art Teachers

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Colored Pencil Name Design

This colored pencil name design is totally classroom ready and adaptable for whatever your teaching situation you find yourself in. You can use this for distance learning, a social distanced classroom, home school or for the independent artist looking to enhance their colored pencil skills. My head is spinning trying to find distance learning art lessons that also can be used in the art classroom … Continue reading Colored Pencil Name Design

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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. I channeled my stress during quarantine into cranking out art distance learning ideas on YouTube. This post includes links to FREE full length video tutorials that I have either used, or plan to use, for … Continue reading Art Distance Learning Ideas