Fall Art Bundle & Watercolor Leaves Video

  Raise your hand if Fall is your favorite time of year? Santa Barbara doesn’t experience Fall until well into... View Article


Video Art Tip: How to Cut a Spiral

Cutting spirals can be a challenging task for kids. Most get the general idea: cutting a piece of paper into... View Article


The Best Art Paper for Every Project

When I first began teaching, I had no idea how to teach art to kids. Kid’s art projects and supplies were not on... View Article


How to Paint without Paint

What? Paint without paint? Yes. It can be done with a most humble product: water-soluble oil pastel. Faber-Castell makes a wonderful... View Article


Inspired by Nature Anatomy & Summer Art Ideas

How many times have you done a lesson on a butterfly and your second graders know more about butterfly anatomy than... View Article


The Great Wave Art Lesson Plan & Video

Inspired by the book The Great Wave: A Children’s Book Inspired by Hokusai by Véronique Massenot and Bruno Pilorget and the painting... View Article


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Art Tip Video: Smoothing Technique

  If you teach painting to kids, you know that one of the most difficult things to do is to... View Article


Art Tip Video: Using Markers in the Art Room

Using markers in the art room is by far one of the easiest mediums to prep for. I love how... View Article


Chengdu: Panda Bear Art Project

I received this book in the mail a few months ago and as soon as I opened up the package and saw... View Article