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

My Favorite Paint Sticks, Gel Crayons and Oil Pastels

I truly believe that you don’t need expensive art materials to create a really rich art program. But every now and again it’s nice to experiment with new supplies and... Learn More

The Top 5 Watercolor, Colored Pencil and Crayon Sets for Kids

It’s that time of year again; pencils and crayons lining store shelves as far as the eye can see.  If you’re like me, back to school time is always exciting.... Learn More

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MAKE YOUR OWN SKETCHBOOK FOR LESS THAN 50 CENTS I’ve been a bit obsessed lately. I’ve been making my own sketchbooks to record my thoughts as I experiment with a... Learn More



Watercolor Paints & Paper: What Works Best

Here’s a question I get asked a lot: Can I use regular paper with my watercolor paints? Or do I need to use watercolor paper? The answer is yes! I like... Learn More

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THE BEST ART PRODUCTS TO USE WITH KIDS: AME 020 Ready to order your first shipment of art supplies and don’t know what to order? Curious why some art supplies are... Learn More



3 Techniques to Try with Tempera Paint

When it comes to painting techniques, most of us think about using watercolor paints. There is just so much you can do with these watery paints: resist, wet-on-wet, salting, etc. But if... Learn More

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