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October 2014 Art For Homeschool Show

Hello everyone! It is a beautiful day here in Central Oregon. The sun is shining, the trees are turning beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red, and the mountains have a light dusting of snow. It is fall and time to showcase some homeschool art work. If you are reading this article then you must […]

A Group Drawing Game

Let’s say it’s a dreary day outside and your children have nothing to do but stay warm inside. They have done their school work and are looking for something to do that will entertain. Let’s play a drawing game. Have you ever imagined that doing a group drawing could be entertaining or considered a game? […]

Using Manikins in Drawing Practice

The truth about drawing is: The more you practice your drawing skills the more you will improve. Yes, practice does make perfect! If you want to play the guitar or basketball or run in a marathon you have to practice your skills in order to get better. Not all of us are born with this […]

Rules For Creating Depth on a Flat Surface

Artists are illusionists. They fool the eye. An artist can create the illusion of depth on a flat surface if they use some very basic rules. These rules really are common sense when you think about it. It is not necessary to use every rule in one composition or drawing, but it will improve your […]

Traveling and Creating Artwork

I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling this summer and that can make creating art work a challenge. Before I left on my trip, I decided to design a large abstract painting to carry with me. After painting it on watercolor paper, I tore the painting into 9″ by 12″ pieces that would be […]