Watch this video tutorial on how to draw an eagle with artist Ashley Krieger and her kids. This eagle is a simple drawing to teach kids the concepts of line and shape. You can get art lesson that goes with this drawing in the Woodland Art Activity Book.
In this art lesson kids learn how to paint a really simple mountain landscape with pine trees. I make this simple to teach and simple to learn. First I read the lesson plan or for my kids they are old enough to read it. In the lesson plan kids learn about value, contrast, and how to create the illusion of space. Then they use what they learned with an art project. I make it easy for you and your kids/students by giving you a video tutorial that gives, step by step, instructions for this watercolor art project. I always leave room for kids to be creative and express themselves. I hope you enjoy this art lesson!
I just love summer. The smells, the warmth, the pretty colors and one of my favorite things to do, planning and executing my garden for the year. This means I will use my art skills to plant seeds, bushes, trees, fruits, and veggies, all to make my eyes and tummy happy. I don't stop there, I make other art for my garden like these Mandala decorated rocks in this art tutorial. They are so easy to make and they just add a fun twist of bohemian to my garden decor. I also love to draw little creatures on my rocks. It's just too much fun to look at.
For this art project I gather my family around our picnic table and give them some simple steps on how to create rock art and then I let them free. I will share these steps with you in the video below. It's amazing what kids can create when they have the freedom execute what comes to their mind. I always create along side my kids and if I see them getting a little frustrated, I just remind them that it's all about practicing our shapes and it's just a rock. Keep trying and the better you get at execution!