Making an Impression

Decide on the composition that you would like to do in the impressionist style and sketch in guidelines lightly in pencil. You can choose from still life, portrait, landscape, or a floral. Working from light to dark, create the background. Use several colors in a variety of shades. Use a [...]

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Draw a horizon line near the center of their paper. Next, draw two vertical lines that intersect with the horizon line to make the sides of the lighthouse. The lines will be closer together at the top and gradually move farther apart towards the bottom. Leave a couple of inches [...]

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Layered Landscape

With a pencil, sketch the landscape in layers. Ideas: grass, bushes, trees, mountains, body of water, sky with clouds. Outline the important parts, then color or paint in with a thin paint. Print name legibly on the front of the paper (at least an inch from the edge so the [...]

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Fauve Flowers

Study a flower for your fauve flower study. Draw the flower outline lightly in pencil. Your flower can go off the edge of the paper. Sketch in the details of the flower, petals, stamen and leaves. Wash in watercolor to create color for the lightest flowers and leaves. When your [...]

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Hot Colors Desert

Encourage students to draw something they would see in a desert with the hot colors. To fill up the entire paper, provide a watercolor wash to paint over the crayon in orange or yellow. Print name legibly on the front of the paper (at least an inch from the edge [...]

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Place a small amount of paint in the center of the page. Students will use a paint brush to swirl it into a circle, creating the shell. Use the eraser end of a pencil to create a swirl in the paint when it is still wet. Allow the paint to [...]

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Floating Donuts

Use watercolors in a wet-on-wet method to paint the background. (Paint the paper first with water and then add the watercolors onto the page.) Allow dry time before moving to step number two. Stamp five to seven ‘donuts’ onto the background. Some of the circles should go off the page. [...]

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Flamingo Painting

With the pink PlayColor stick, draw the head, body, neck and wings of the flamingo. Add additional PlayColors to the pink such as yellow, red, and/or blue. Let dry before moving to step two.  Apply water to the lower half of the page and add blue to the wet paper. [...]

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STEAM in the Classroom

The video below contains two great lesson plans that show how you can successfully incorporate art into your STEM/STEAM classroom. Your students will love creating art while incorporating science, technology, engineering and math. As a bonus, both lesson plans work well with an Art to Remember fundraiser! Lesson Plans: Art Draw [...]

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