How to Teach Proportion | Snowman Project | Elements & Principles of Design

This simple snowman drawing can be a great introduction to the concept of proportion for younger students, using nothing more than their own hand to measure and help point out... Learn More

Acorn Art Project Using Watercolors

Looking for a quick, fall-themed project that you can do with minimal supplies? This simple acorn teaches symmetry, shape, line and watercolor techniques. Here’s what you’ll need: – 9″ x... Learn More

How to Design an Art Curriculum

Raise your hand if you’ve ever walked into your classroom on a Monday morning still not entirely sure what you’ll be teaching that day. If your hand is raised, that’s... Learn More

Creating your own Art Curriculum

Every year I attempt the same thing: create an art curriculum for my readers. It’s the request I get most often. New art teachers want to know how to plan... Learn More

Beautiful Blackbird Art Project

This lesson is a wonderful addition to you Black History Month collection of lessons. Children learn about the world of artist Ashley Bryan and his book Beautiful Blackbird, while creating... Learn More



How to Draw and Paint a Sugar Skull | Day of the Dead Celebration Project

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a two-day holiday in November that originated in Mexico but is celebrated in many other places as well. Being so... Learn More

How to Teach Texture | Kitten’s First Full Moon | Elements and Principles of Design

If you’re looking for an easy approach to teaching kids art, there’s no better system than using the elements and principles of art. What is texture and why is it... Learn More

How to Teach Art using the Elements and Principles of Design

Creating a cohesive, schematic curriculum full of lessons that will excite your students is the dream of art educators. But it can be a daunting task. Sourcing and gathering a... Learn More

How to Teach Color | Elements and Principles of Design

The third tutorial in our series, CONNECTING WITH THE ELEMENTS – How to Teach the Elements & Principles of Art, is color. How exactly do you describe COLOR and why... Learn More

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