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  • Draw a Sitting Dragon

    Here’s a tutorial for drawing a sitting dragon. A print friendly PDF may be downloaded HERE. 1. Follow the steps on my handout to make the drawing shown. 2.... Read more

    Posted on 29 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Draw a Purple Dragon Head

    Here’s a tutorial for drawing a profile of a dragon head. A print friendly PDF may be downloaded HERE. 1. Follow the steps on my handout to make the drawing... Read more

    Posted on 29 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Ceramic Fish

    This fish could be made with many different types of clay. I am partial to ceramics and the layering of color. 1. Students roll a lump of clay into a smooth... Read more

    Posted on 28 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Giant Sheet of Paper Mural

    You can make a GIANT size sheet of ruled school paper that is fun for quick art shows, bulletin boards or many other activities. Read more

    Posted on 27 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Draw an Ankylosaurus

    Here’s a tutorial for drawing a Ankylosaurus. A print friendly PDF may be downloaded HERE. 1. Follow the steps on my handout to make the drawing shown. 2.... Read more

    Posted on 26 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Sunflower Journal Page

    It’s so much fun to browse art journal pages over on Pinterest. I found a really inspiring page by Dion Dior HERE, which i just simplified a bit for my... Read more

    Posted on 26 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Draw a Velociraptor

    Here’s a tutorial for drawing a Velociraptor. A print friendly PDF may be downloaded HERE. 1. Follow the steps on my handout to make the drawing shown. 2.... Read more

    Posted on 24 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Coming Soon – Brand New Look!

    I am very excited to announce that my blog will soon have a brand new look! It’s officially turning into a website that still includes my daily blog, but now ha... Read more

    Posted on 23 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • NEW! Recycled Art Journal Book 2

    I am happy to make my second set of Recycled Art Journal projects available in this new ebook. Each project is designed for the 6″ x 9″ format (see... Read more

    Posted on 23 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Back to School Portrait

    Drawing stick people is usually a no-no for older students that are capable of doing more, but I’m thinking it might be fun to make them a starting point for... Read more

    Posted on 22 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Recycled Art Journal Book 1

    My favorite idea from last year was creating an inexpensive journal system for over 400 students. They provided old cereal boxes for covers, the school... Read more

    Posted on 21 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Hundertwasser Style Self Portrait

    Here’s project that asks students to see themselves in a very abstract way, and creates a colorful display most teachers appreciate for their classrooms. Read more

    Posted on 21 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Make a Round Braid

    If your kids are looking for something to do this weekend, here’s a tutorial from last summer on how to make a round braid. I like them as big fuzzy bracelets,... Read more

    Posted on 19 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Draw a Spiked Dragon

    My students have often asked me how to draw a dragon, so I put together this tutorial that you can download HERE. I think it’s only fair to add a disclaimer tha... Read more

    Posted on 18 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Draw a Pterodactyl

    Here’s one way to draw a flying Pterodactyl. Pdf tutorial may be downloaded HERE. 1. Fold your paper (or draw lines) as shown and follow the steps. 2. Trace... Read more

    Posted on 17 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Draw A Spinosaurus

    Here’s a tutorial for drawing a Spinosaurus. A print friendly PDF may be downloaded HERE. 1. Follow the steps on my handout to make the drawing shown. 2. Trace... Read more

    Posted on 16 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Divide a CD into 6 Sections

    I have a few tips to help students divide a CD into six sections. They involve a bit of “eyeball” measuring, but will be accurate enough for a nice color wheel. Read more

    Posted on 15 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • 3D City Buildings

    Students learn how to turn a rectangle into a 3D form in this drawing project. It’s great for reviewing right angles, parallel lines, shapes vs. forms and... Read more

    Posted on 15 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • CD Color Wheel

    I may try this extended color wheel with some of my older students this fall, specifically those that are working on their Recycled Art Journals. Read more

    Posted on 14 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Draw a T-Rex

    My experience has told me that the T-Rex is a favorite among many young artists. I’ve made a tutorial that includes a bit of realism, but still keeps things... Read more

    Posted on 12 July 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING