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April 15, 2018

Draw a Flower- A Colorful Directed Drawing Exercise

If you ask kids how to draw a flower most will be able to draw a cartoon-y flower pretty confidently.  Flowers are made up of simple shapes and are something many kids include in their drawings.  Use these directed drawing tips to take their flowers from simple to colorful, complex doodles that will even impress the artists themselves! 

March 11, 2018

Oil Pastel Drawing in Reverse

Starting with a page of brilliant oil pastel color allows for some color mixing fun.  Reverse oil pastel drawing with a focus on line exploration makes a pencil drawing go from simple to “Pop!”

November 9, 2017

Paint with Markers- Pine Tree Step by Step Tutorial

I’m all for free form, creative process art. In fact most of my lessons are very open ended.   But I also believe it’s good for kids to learn some basic tools or skills that they can then use in their own art in their own way.  This pine tree tutorial includes a few simple directed drawing steps plus the fun addition of color using the super simple (and not messy) paint with markers technique.

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