brush tutorial

Brush Tutorial - Basics about different kind of fibers, where to use which, and how to maintain your brushes. (The one part of painting I absolutely hate is taking care of brushes!

Gelli® Printing with DIY Cardboard Texture Plates! Easy and fun tutorial. Step by step directions and video tutorial on the Gelli Arts Blog!

gelli printing with diy cardboard texture plates easy and fun tutorial step by step directions and v

How about these fun Bird Marionettes, made from loo rolls, leaf rubbings, sticks and stones!?

Autumn Crafts for Kids - Leaf Bird Marionette

detail of:    Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Example of his texturing/layering of paint- so brilliant!

Detail of Van Gogh's Starry Night!I have seen Van Gogh's work in person, and the texture creates movement that is mesmerizing.

Children can create beautiful silhouettes with cut out shapes from magazines, or create their own! Lay the cut out on a piece of paper (or use a small bit of gluestick to prevent movement) Paint over the shape with watercolors, rub with crayons, or smudge with pastels- when the cut out is removed, a beautiful silhouette remains. A great art project for animal studies or for learning about shadows and light!

32 Easy Watercolor Painting Ideas

I know it's a kid's art activity: DIY watercolor silhouette. (Stickers on first then paint, dry, and remove stickers.) Still, such a good idea to remember.

First grade kids read the book, Action Jackson, then create a Pollock Painting using a cool technique.

Paint Like Pollock: Art Project for Grades K-2

Pair with the connoisseur ,.First grade kids read the book, Action Jackson, then create a Pollock Painting using a cool technique.

Teaching Art ~ With the Help of Pinterest) we have been learning about Vincent Van Gogh this semester! I have ...

12 Picture Books about Vincent Van Gogh! Van Gogh is my kids' favorite artist. We've read Katie and the Sunflowers, and it's wonderful.

Clean chalk pastels with rice in a bag!

Art Project Girl: Tuesdays Tip: How to get Dirty Pastels to Clean Up Their Act!

50+ Back-to-School Ideas for The Art Room

Whether you’re entering your first year or your thirtieth, there’s always something new to learn. It’s what makes teaching so darn fun and exciting—there’s never a dull moment! Grab one of these 50 ideas from our archives to get yourself inspired.

Learning to draw by breaking things down into shapes

tell the kiddos to break things up into shapes.great illustration of that idea.also links to pages filled with lesson plan ideas