This lesson is great to teach emphasis, focal points and the Rule of Thirds while teaching them general pen & ink techniques and value. First, I introduce them to a 2D mixed media art piece that explores the expansion of the main subject matter that is in the inner rectangle branching into the border aroundRead More
This is a two-fold lesson. This lesson is intended to introduce students to various bookbinding techniques used in Japan while allowing them to utilize the experience to create their very own sketchbook. The goal of this lesson is to have the students produce their own sketchbook according to the specifics given during the initial lectureRead More
I have always had a love for Zentangles, maybe its because they can be done anywhere – on anything. A way to doodle with meaning, if you will. Did you ever want to just doodle, but where thinking “What do I doodle?” Do a Zentangle… With that in mind, this lesson is a great firstRead More
Students will learn how to use value with their graphite pencil, and how to create a non-traditional portrait of themselves using a grid. Using a grid, students will draw their edited photos. The distorted drawing aspect works well because of the way it changes facial features and keeps kids from trying to make things perfect.Read More
I will add to this study guide as we go through the semester. So keep checking back periodically. This will only be on what you have learned since I started. QUIZLET Practice Quiz Elements of Art: Line, Color, Value Types of Contour Lines – Cross Contour Line, Gesture Drawing, Continuous Contour Line, Pure Contour Line,Read More
My Phone and I So you LOVE your phone! With your phone leaning on something, set up a still life. A Still Life is a drawing of an arrangement of objects. Maybe your phone is leaning on your make-up, or keys, or by books. Then in your sketchbook create 3 squares that are 4 inchesRead More
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Do not fear mistakes - there are none.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it.
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.
To be an artist is to believe in life.
To create one’s own world takes courage.
Creativity takes courage
I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.
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