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You know art is super important for kids, but you don’t know how to start.
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How to Make a Papel Picado | Mexican Folk Art

TRADITIONAL MEXICAN PAPEL PICADO Papel picado is a traditional Mexican craft that features colorful paper sheets with intricate cut-out details. It was made by stacking many sheets of paper and... Learn More

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What Materials to Buy for Your Child | My Paper Picks Part I

After spending over 15 years developing lessons for hundreds of children in 3 public elementary schools, my inventory was based on budget and products that supported the wide variety of... Learn More


What Materials to Buy for Your Child | My Paint Picks Part II

Paint, beautiful paint! It’s my absolute FAVORITE medium to use with children as there is nothing more beautiful to me than seeing a child with a paintbrush in their hands.... Learn More


What Materials to Buy for Your Child | My Brush Picks Part III

This is the final video in my 3-part series on what art supplies to buy for your child. The paper, paint and brush selection is basic but these materials form... Learn More


Painted Paper Dancing Duckling

This sweet little dancing duckling is a perfect spring lesson for your little wee ones! Kindergarteners, pre-kindergarteners and even preschoolers will love to build and create their own frolicking duck... Learn More

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Make Your Own Typography Card for Mother’s Day

There’s no better way to celebrate mothers and grandmothers for Mother’s Day than to create a beautiful, personalized card. This hand made card features sweet floral designs that any mother... Learn More

45

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How to Create Easy Watercolor Resist Flowers

These bold, colorful flowers are sure to brighten your day! This lesson is a mash up of two projects from my book, Draw, Paint, Sparkle; Van Gogh Flowers and Big,... Learn More

90

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Bird in a Cherry Tree Art Project

This project has been one of my personal favorites for a very long time. It was the first project I did that made me aware of how powerful collage and... Learn More


How to Make a Spring Flower Paper Bouquet

When I think about springtime, I immediately think of beautifully blooming flowers sprinkling color everywhere after winter thaws. These paper flower bouquets are just what you need to brighten up... Learn More

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MEET PATTY

I taught k-6 art in Santa Barbara, California for 13 years. Teaching children how to draw & paint has been my biggest joy. Now I'm here to help you do the same. I've compiled my best teaching tips, favorite supplies and books in one place.

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