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October 17, 2018

Leaf Printing- Stunning Watercolor Botanical Prints

The intricacies and beauty found in nature are hard for artists of any age to replicate.  Through some simple color washes and careful placement this easy leaf printing process creates some of the most intricate and interesting artwork that we have made in ages.

October 7, 2018

Color Mixing Chart- Six Printable Pages for Learning About Colors

I love introducing kids to the world of color.  The names of colors are just the beginning.  I’m talking how to mix colors to make new colors, the relationships between colors, and even the idea that color can induce an emotional response.  These color mixing charts are an easy way to introduce lots of color concepts in an easy, hands on way.

September 16, 2018

Leaf Drawing- How to Draw a Leaf with Glue and Chalk

This leaf drawing is a great introduction to drawing.  Leaves are everywhere, the variety of shapes is fantastic, and the colors…oh my!  Learn how to draw a leaf with a few simple drawing exercises and then experiment with a glue outlined chalk drawing of a leaf.  

September 13, 2018

Fall Art Projects-Fall Crafts from Nature

When I think of traditional fall art projects I think of handprint trees, pumpkins on a fence, and a limited palette of warm “fall” colors.  The fall crafts below aren’t traditional in that sense but they do celebrate the best the season has to offer!

September 9, 2018

Learn to Draw Online- Free Online Drawing Webistes

Does your kiddo want to learn to draw but you don’t have the time or skills to teach  them yourself?  There are amazing opportunities to learn to draw online for free, in your own home!  Grab a pencil and any device and settle into these free drawing websites for free online drawing tutorials suitable for any skill level! 

September 7, 2018

Leaf Rubbing Crayon Resist- Leaf Art for Any Season

Remember making an old fashioned leaf rubbing?  We all did them when we were kids, right?  Turning the crayon on it’s side, rubbing it over paper with a leaf under it, and watching the details of the leaf “magically” appear was a staple of fall arts and crafts time.  This simple leaf art project is a new twist on an old favorite.  Short materials list and an easy process make this an ideal project for any age or skill level.

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