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



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



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



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




5 Painting Tips for the Young Artist

5 Tips for Painting with Kids You’ve all seen the amazing art projects on art teacher blogs and Pinterest. Inspiration... View Article

Jelly Fish Art project

One of the prettiest projects my third graders created this year happened during the very last days of school. I get rather... View Article




How to Draw a Lion: Collage Art Project

Learning how to draw a lion as well as other African animals is very rewarding for kids. Their distinctive shapes... View Article