Watercolor Tutorial for Simple Rainbow Leaves

Learn how to paint these gorgeous rainbow leaves with this simple watercolor tutorial!  All summer long in the studio, my staff and I have been going live on our studio facebook page with little lessons and art ideas for home.  My most recent video is seriously a combination of my favorite things:  It’s watercolors.  It’s botanicals.  It’s loose and gestural.  AND it’s…

Wire Sculpture for Preschoolers

Here’s another art invitation for sculpture lessons; this one uses WIRE! (The best part?! 100% of the supplies for this wire sculpture project for preschoolers can be purchased at the dollar store.) This post contains affiliate links. What is an “art invitation”? Simply put, an invitation is a set of materials offered to the students where there is no end product in mind and no wrong…

Hot Glue Guns for Kids: In Defense of Dangerous Art

Glue guns for ALL! I love our low-temp hot glue guns that we have in the studio. So I will proudly allow most all ages use them because hot glue guns for kids is a game-changer. Why? Well, for a couple reasons: One, because they are an incredible tool for building. Sometimes, hot glue is SERIOUSLY the only thing that’s going to get the job done…

The Ultimate Observational Drawing Idea List for Kids

The biggest complaint we hear from students is that observational drawing is boring. So, to beat the boredom, I’ve put together the ultimate observational drawing idea list for kids. This post contains affiliate links. The Purpose of Observational Drawing Observational drawing is an incredibly valuable practice for young artists. It trains our eye and our hands to work together. Keep in mind, the purpose of observational drawing is…

Poppies Watercolor Video Lesson – Memorial Day

Practice your watercolor skills with today’s poppies video lesson. Since poppies are one of the the few flowers that I can identify with ease, AND with Memorial Day coming up this weekend, I thought I’d film a demo of how I paint these wildflowers. If you know me, you know that I love watercolors, and you might even know that flowers are one of my favorite…

DIY Holder for Butcher Paper

Hi everyone! Our newest art studio has been open for nine months, and I’m finally getting around to writing about some of our construction projects! First up, I want to show you how we built our own DIY holder for butcher paper. I love this storage and dispensing solution for those big, heavy rolls of butcher paper! This post contains affiliate links. I know you can purchase storage…

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