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Hello Students, In your next two art lessons at home, your task is to create a collage of numbers and letters like the example you can see above.  You are going to need: A ruler and pencil Old magazines, newspapers or junk mail Glue Your sketchbook or paper. First, you need...
Painting Bees on Wood Slices
Painting bees on wood slices has been a really successful art club this year.  It's pretty straightforward, but here are a few tips. To start with, I gave students a choice of bees.  I have a Bees Pinterest Board if you need some.  I prepared copies of the bees in...
This page features some of the most useful watercolor art lessons that are available on The Arty Teacher website.  Each one has been created by an experienced art teacher and tried and tested in the classroom.  These resources are bound to save you hours of planning time. First up is...
Using white pencil on black paper can be really satisfying and a great way to inspire your students.  It's a valuable way to teach your students how to create smooth shading, the importance of being able to make that shading go imperceptibly from light to dark, i.e. tonal/value scales,...
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Drawing with Wire

This video explores drawing with wire using a shell as a starting point.  It's an ideal video to watch with students who have never drawn with wire before.  This process reminds me of contour drawings and continuous line drawings and is a great bridge between drawing and working in...
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https://youtu.be/9uyvcs6lFB0 Teaching how to gradate watercolour is a really useful skill for students to learn.  This short video makes an excellent start to a lesson and breaks down the process of gradating watercolour into 3 easy steps.  You can show this video to your students or use it for your...

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