This is a lesson in mixing colors.
Ages 7+ This exercise is great to mix with a science lesson. I often talk about the discovery of the Galapagos Islands and how scientists would make field study drawings or botanical drawings of the nature they discovered. I recommend printing out...
Quickly learn the basics of painting drapery with a step-by-step painting exercise.
One of the basic concepts of color theory is complementary colors. These colors exist across from one another on a color wheel.
The Value Scale is the basis for all painting. This is an easy guide to get you started!
This project allows children to learn the basics of landscape without the worries of having to draw perspective. It also lets kid's take a closer look at the shapes that exist in architecture, especially with the tops of the buildings. If you live...
Learn perspective by doing a free-fall foreshortening project with kids!
This article provides a step-by-step guide for kids to create a paper collage bouquet after looking at the work of Matisse.
Play with patterns, positive and negative space!
Kid's learn how to create vibrant landscapes, just like the Fauvist painters of the early 1900's.
I've been teaching oil painting classes for about six years now. Every student has their strengths, but one thing that most of them have in common is they get stumped when it comes to which colors to use. This is a great project for both...