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September 3, 2018

Contour Drawing for Kids- An Easy Exploration

Contour drawing is essentially drawing the edges or outlines of an object to define it. Sounds simple, right?  Contour line drawing is a big concept that is easily introduced even at a young age and packs a big punch in terms of learning to see what is front of you! This quick blind contour drawing exercise is sure to bring giggles and learning!

July 23, 2018

Wet Chalk-A New Drawing Experience

Taking old materials and bringing new life to them is one of the most exciting parts of being an art teacher.  This wet chalk drawing process does juts that.  Take the dirty stubs of chalk, add some water and check out the bright colors that are hiding underneath! 

May 28, 2018

Mandalas for Kids- with Printable Mandala Template

Mandalas are everywhere right now- grown up coloring books, clothing trends, and even home decor.   They look fancy and super intricate but these step by step directions and a free printable mandala template make it easy to draw mandala designs of your own!  These mandalas for kids are an easy place to start!

April 15, 2018

Draw a Flower- A Colorful Directed Drawing Exercise

If you ask kids about drawing 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 flower drawings  from simple to colorful, complex drawings 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!”

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