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For Kids, Painting July 15, 2020

Watercolor for Kids- 9 Watercolor Techniques for Any Age

Watercolor paints are some of the most accessible art materials out there.  Any dollar store or grocery store carries them.  Clean up is minimal.  Two wins, right?  What if I told you I have nine watercolor techniques for your kiddos to try that will bring new life to that tray of dried up watercolor paints?  Explore texture and color through watercolor for kids!

For Kids, Paper Arts January 22, 2020

Notan Heart Art

Notan is a Japanese concept that focuses on the play of light and dark.  This fun cut paper heart uses the classic heart shape and combines it with a bright and beautiful watercolor background.

Drawing, For Kids, Painting November 21, 2019

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.

For Kids, Painting October 7, 2019

Wax Paper Resist Watercolor Snowflake Painting

Ahhh, there’s something totally magical about snowflakes.  It doesn’t matter how you feel about the general cold state of winter- if you slow down to look at an individual snowflake it’s a miraculous little work of art.  Today we’re going to use wax paper cut snowflakes to make amazing prints in watercolor- catching all the little details!

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