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Mark making with coffee is a fun activity you can do at home.  'Mark making' is an art term used to describe the lines, patterns or textures we make when we create a piece of art.  It's interesting to see what tools you can find in your home to...
Painting with coffee
Painting with coffee is a great activity to do at home, especially if you don't have any paint.  This coffee art is inspired by looking at tree bark.  To complete this activity you are going to need: A paintbrush Instant Coffee* A pencil and paper *Instant coffee works best but...
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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