I have done this lesson every year for the past seven years, and with good reason.  It touches so many key art skills.  Drawing from observation, overlapping shapes, drawing off the paper, stippling, texture, warm and cool colors, and details.

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Second grade is the oldest grade I work with this year so I’m trying to stretch them as much as I can in the drawing area.  Learning how to draw objects is a tricky thing for small children.  I love children’s art and never ever want them to lose their imagination or creativity; so teaching them realistic drawing skills is a mixed bag.  How do they get the skills AND keep their own drawing style? Continue reading

I LOVE THIS CHALLENGE SO MUCH!!!  The main takeaways I’ve learned from this experience are:

  1. Make time every day to draw, even if it’s only for 15 minutes.
  2. The only way to get better at anything is to practice, practice, practice.

My confidence is coming up, my ability is coming up, and I feel I’m getting a little more creative because of it.

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Want a cool way to integrate paper scraps, string, glue, and various materials into sculptures showing the basic lines?  Look no farther than this line project.  Continue reading

I was wandering around the Internet the other day, don’t know what I was looking for, when all of the sudden, this caught my eye:

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Thank you, Muhammad Ali.

Meditating and exercising almost daily; treating MY art practice like it’s my job.  Feeling good.  Would love to hear how ya’all keep motivated.