Van Gogh Inspired ¾ View Portraits

By the time I was in seventh grade, I abandoned the frontal portrait view in favor of a ¾ view. I loved how drawing portraits from a ¾ view perspective... Learn More


Activity Pack: Color Theory and Literature

In my attempt to respond to my most frequently requested materials, I am thrilled to announce the arrival of my newest genre: Art Activity Packs! There are quite a few... Learn More


Santa Barbara Mission Paintings

The Santa Barbara Mission is perched on top of a gentle hill overlooking the city and the distant ocean. An extensive rose garden offers the visitor a place to picnic,... Learn More




Pete the Cat Art Lesson for First Grade

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by James Dean and Eric Litwin is a popular children’s book title in first grade classrooms across the country. I took a stab... Learn More


Bug Paintings

BUG PAINTINGS It is sometimes required that I visit a classroom to conduct an art class. Last year, my first grade students were treated to such a visit. I say... Learn More




Degas Dancer Art Lesson

I’ve always been partial to drawing the human form. In fact, I really don’t think I’ve ever had any interest in drawing anything else. From a young age, I only... Learn More

Shape Robots Art Project

An excellent back-to-school project for Kinders, these Shape Robots offer a look into how well a child can cut and paste, identify shapes and apply a little whimsy to their... Learn More


Chalk Pastel & Tempera Paint Portraits for Kinders

I use one of three techniques for drawing portraits in Kindergarten. They are: using templates, drawing the face with the letter “U” approach and free-style. This year, I used the... Learn More


Skyscraper Line Drawing

Inspired by illustrator, Marz Jr. 5th grade students looked at pictures of skyscrapers and created a retro line drawing of their observations. The students used a black Sharpie marker to... Learn More


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