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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!”

February 18, 2018

Recycling Crayons- How to Make Crayons

You know that lovely smell that happens when you crack open a new box of crayons?  And then not too may days after that those crayons are peeled, and broken, and have lost that new crayon sparkle?  Enter this super simple DIY crayon recycling idea.  Learn how to melt crayons in the oven safely and how to make awesome  new crayons shapes!

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!

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