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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!

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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