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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.

June 15, 2017

Oil Pastel Painting -How to Blend Oil Pastels

If you’ve got a short list of art supplies oil to keep available for your kiddos oil pastels should make the cut.  They’re cheap, crazy vibrant, and can be used in dozens of ways!  This oil pastel painting technique, however, is a new one on my radar and it’s the perfect way to introduce kids to blending oil pastels and creating smooth color transitions!

October 7, 2016

Line Exploration with Oil Pastel and Watercolor

This little project was all about line exploration with oil pastel and watercolor.  It is easy, fun, and allows for a lot of individual interpretation and therefore a wide variety of finished products.  When every child ends up with a piece of art uniquely theirs you know you have a winner!

September 27, 2016

Glue Drawing with Chalk

Chalk pastels are vibrant, dusty sticks of super blendable color- which makes them perfect for young artists!  This unique technique combines dried glue outlines that give a little structure to bold and bright chalk pastels colors! 

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