Celebrating Black Artists Through Literature & Art

I have A LOT of books. They are what inspire me to create art lessons kids will love and feel connected to.I have a bunch in my office and pulled... Learn More


Alma Thomas: Painting a Rainbow

Here’s an activity that’s not only a perfect way to demonstrate brush control and paint mixing but get to know an amazing artist, Alma Thomas. I’ve used this technique many... Learn More


Large Scale Tropical Flowers & Leaves

Last summer, I hosted a workshop in Santa Barbara. The event center was rather bland and barren, so my team of fantastic 16-year olds painted large scale flowers and leaves... Learn More

45

Min


How to Make a Papel Picado

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

45

Min


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

Min


Mexican Folk Art: Symmetrical Floral Designs using Markers

Inspired by the beautiful symmetrical floral designs found in Mexican Folk Art, this lesson uses the simplest of materials, but the end result is anything but simple! The secret ingredient... Learn More

5

90

Min


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

K

30

Min


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

3

1.5

Hrs


Jeff Koon’s Inspired Paper Balloon Dog

This fun art project was inspired by artist Jeff Koons’ iconic Balloon Dog series. Students will create their own brightly colored balloon dog from a series of traced ovals and... Learn More

K

80

Min


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