How to Teach Value

If you’re looking for an easy approach to teaching kids art, there’s no better system than using the elements and... View Article


How to Teach Movement & Rhythm

If you’re looking for an easy approach to teaching kids art, there’s no better system than using the elements and... View Article


How to Teach CONTRAST & EMPHASIS

The fourth tutorial in our Series CONNECTING WITH THE ELEMENTS- How to teach the Elements & Principles of Art, is CONTRAST... View Article


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... View Article


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3 Techniques to Try with Tempera Paint: AME 052

When it comes to painting techniques, most of us think about watercolor paints. There is so much you can do with... View Article


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Creating Value: Laurel Burch Cats

These black and white cats inspired by artist, Laurel Burch, start with a simple line drawing in oil pastel and... View Article


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Tempera vs Acrylic Paint

I avoided acrylic paint for a long time. I was happy with my liquid tempera and watercolor paints and didn’t... View Article


5 Tips for Making Vibrant Paint Colors

Do you ever wonder why some art projects look so vibrant? Perhaps you wondered what brand of paint results in such rich colors? What... View Article


“Petunia” Painting Project for Kids

Incorporating literature into art projects remains my favorite type of lesson.  Last year, I introduced Petunia to my third grade students. Using a painting... View Article


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