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Great tips and ideas for art teachers/educators. Topics range from ideas for student projects to helpful articles about managing an art classroom!
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25 Zentangle Animals: Fun Tangling Drawing Ideas
Unleash your creativity with 25 Zentangle Animal Drawing Ideas and Free Templates! Elevate your artistry and embark on a zentangle animal drawing adventure today.
Stress can be overwhelming but just a few minutes of simple art therapy can really help you get in a more positive mentality, even if you're a beginner. Check out these 7 Calming & Expressive Art Therapy Activities for Stress Management perfect for beginners to help relieve your stress! Save pin for later.

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Calming Art Therapy Activities for Stress Management
Stress can be overwhelming but just a few minutes of simple art therapy can really help you get in a more positive mentality, even if you're a beginner. Check out these 7 Calming & Expressive Art Therapy Activities for Stress Management perfect for beginners to help relieve your stress! Save pin for later. Easy Drawing Ideas | Sketch Things to Draw | Art Journal
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Watercolor Tutorial for Beginners Whales
In this beginner-friendly video tutorial, I take you step-by-step through painting three different whales using watercolor. Follow along to practice must-know watercolor techniques and to learn great tips to help you progress faster. #watercolorwhalepainting #watercolorstepbysteptutorials #howtowatercolorbeginners #watercolouranimalseasy #watercolourwhaleart
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How to Draw a Face for Beginners
In this video tutorial, I share my method for drawing a simple face from imagination that shows believable proportions. I've created this one especially for beginners getting started with faces and portraits. Hope you find it helpful! Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for new sketching and watercolor videos every week. #howtodrawafacestepbystep #sketchafaceeasy #howtosketchtutorial #facedrawinghowtostepbystep #howtomakefacedrawing
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Free printables, Watercolor art for beginners, Watercolor template, flower Coloring pages for kids
Wild flower free printable - watercolor template. Perfect starting point of watercolor art for beginners. Flower drawing - coloring pages for kids and more.
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5 Books for Watercolor Artists — Nicki Traikos | life i design |
My 5 books I recommend for watercolor artists
Red & magenta simple art therapy watercolor wash drawing. Need a little creative self care or me-time? Try these 15 Relaxing & Simple Art Therapy Activities for Beginners!

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15 Relaxing Simple Art Therapy Activities for Beginners
Need a little creative self care or me-time? Try these 15 Relaxing & Simple Art Therapy Activities for Beginners! Easy drawing ideas for self expression when looking to draw or sketch things when bored.
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Vincent Van Gogh, The Sowers – 1888
Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Sower,” created during the autumn of 1888, stands as a captivating masterpiece that provides insight into the artist’s enduring fascination with the subject of sowers. #AnitaLouiseArt #ArtThatMakesYouSmile #artlover #artist #greatartists #paintings #vincentvangoghquotes #vincentvangoghmuseum #vincentvangoghart #vincentvangoghpainting #vincentvangogh #TheSowers
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Easy Fruit Watercolor Painting Tutorial
In this beginner-friendly, step-by-step, fully-narrated tutorial, I share my process for painting a fun still life of juicy watermelon wedges. Free outline sketch and reference photo included! #watermelonpaintingwatercolors #watermelonartpaintingwatercolors #watermelonwatercolorpaintingfruits #watercolourfruiteasy #watercolourpaintingeasyfruit
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Reasons Why All Artists Should Learn to Draw
In this must-watch video, I explain why it's important for all artists to learn to draw. I also provide practical tips that will help you easily build up a drawing habit if you haven't already. #learnarttodraw #howtoimproveartskills #howtoimproveyourart #artskillstolearn
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I Colored the Same Page in 7 DIFFERENT Art Styles
Have you ever colored the same coloring page twice? What about three times? Or maybe even…. seven? I decided it would be fun to try different art styles on the same coloring page to really push myself out of my creative comfort zone and I was really surprised by some of the results.
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Wet on Wet and Wet on Dry Watercolor Techniques Explained
In this watercolor tutorial video for beginners, I share everything you have to know about the wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques, which are foundational. I explain how to know when and where to use each, as well as how to do glazing, scrubbing, lifting, bleeding, splatters, blooms and more. #wetonwetwatercolortechnique #wetondrywatercolortechnique #watercolortechniquesforbeginners #watercolourtutorialsbeginner
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Claude Monet And His Art Work | Anita Louise Art
Claude Monet was one of the more prolific and consistent Impressionism painters. He was a great believer in painting what in nature and painting the changing light. He was an en Plein air painter. He is known for his strong and bold color and short brush strokes.
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Master the Art of Cling Wrap Collage: Tips & Tricks Revealed!
Master the Art of Cling Wrap Collage: Tips & Tricks Revealed! Explore the versatility of cling wrap collage papers and master this technique with ease. Use heavier paper like bristol or mixed media paper for phenomenal results. Applying a layer of gloss medium before painting ensures even absorption and texture. Experiment with different consistencies and materials to create captivating artworks that showcase your unique style and creativity.
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Say Goodbye to Paint Residue with These Tips!
Transform your collage and mixed media art journey with these essential tips and techniques for cleaning. From dissolving paint layers on brayers to lifting off grime from Gelli plates, these expert-recommended methods will help you maintain your art tools in top-notch condition for all your artistic endeavors. Discover how a clean and well-maintained set of tools can enhance the quality of your collage and mixed media projects, allowing your artistic expression to shine through effortlessly.
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5 Books for Watercolor Artists — Nicki Traikos | life i design |
My lists of books I recommend for any watercolor artists.
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Cretacolor Drawing Charcoal Set
This charcoal drawing set contains 20 of the most important drawing tools and accessories, all nestled safely in a reusable tin box. Wide range of artistic applications. #drawingpencilset #charcoalart #drawingtools #drawingsupplies This is an Amazon affiliate link. I receive small commissions for purchases made through these links at no extra cost to you.
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Easy Painting Idea for Beginners | How to Paint a Toucan
Learn how to paint a toucan with this step-by-step acrylic painting tutorial for beginners. You will learn proper painting techniques from a professional artist in 5 self-paced video art lessons. Visit the link to get started! | Canvas Painting Ideas
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Easy Summer Painting Idea
Learn how to paint this fun pineapple on canvas. This is a fun summer art project for kids, and it's perfect for summer! Visit the link to get a step-by-step painting tutorial that will walk you through the entire process of this fun summer painting. Summer Art for Kids
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Best Affordable Watercolor Sets Beginners
Van Gogh watercolor paint tubes and pan sets are transparent, vibrant, easy to mix and lightfast. Produced in Holland. #watercolorartsuppliesforbeginners #watercolorpaintset #watercolorsuppliesproducts #watercolourpaintingforbeginners This is an Amazon affiliate link. I receive small commissions for purchases made through these links at no extra cost to you.
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Great Affordable Watercolor Brushes
Princeton Artist Brush Co. Aqua Elite Professional Watercolor Paint Brushes 4 brush set on Amazon - Synthetic Kolinsky Sable #watercolorsuppliesforbeginners #watercolourbrushes #howtowatercolorpaint #watercolourartsupplies This is an Amazon affiliate link. I receive small commissions for purchases made through these links at no extra cost to you.
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Watercolor Paper Sizing 101
In this video, I share everything you should know about watercolor paper sizing. Sometimes, watercolor paper goes bad. It's important that you're aware when and why it happens, so that you can avoid unnecessary frustration, as well as wasting money on art supplies. #sizingwatercolorpaper #watercolorsuppliesforbeginners #watercoloursupplies
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2000+ FREE Printable Coloring Pages: Serene Beach House and Palm Tree
Dive into relaxation with our FREE printable coloring pages! 🌴 Unleash your creativity with a serene black and white beach house and palm tree scene. Perfect for artists of all ages. Pin and share the joy! #ColoringFun #BeachHouseArt #PrintablePages #ArtTherapy #PalmTreeColoring 🎨✨
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How to Draw a Cupcake
Looking for new ideas to expand your doodling skills? How about some easy food items? You'll learn how to draw an easy cupcake with a few simple lines and shapes. Don't be intimidated if you never tried it before. Just remember, there is no right or wrong way to doodle - just your way!
Looking for a a relaxing indoor activity this fall season? Try these 9 comforting & easy fall art therapy activities for cozy season that help promote mental wellness while getting you in a creative mood! Save pin for later. Easy Drawing Ideas for Beginners | Expressive Art Therapy Doodle, Inspiration, Therapy Activities, Art Therapy Activities, Therapy Ideas
10 Relaxing Fall Art Therapy Activities for Self Expression & Stress Relief | Easy Drawing Ideas
Looking for a a relaxing indoor activity this fall season? Try these 9 comforting & easy fall art therapy activities for cozy season that help promote mental wellness while getting you in a creative mood! Save pin for later. Easy Drawing Ideas for Beginners | Expressive Art Therapy
how to draw a dolphin with step by step instructions for children and adults, including dolphins
Drawing a dolphin step-by-step tutorial - Craft-Mart
Learn how to draw a dolphin step by step using a simple grid method. The purpose of this dolphin drawing tutorial is to get familiar with the basic proportions of the dolphin's body. Print our free drawing guide and practice drawing a dolphin as many time as you want!
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Easy Watercolour Bookmarks for Beginners
Learn how to paint easy watercolour bookmarks for beginners by following along to this step-by-step tutorial on YouTube. In this video, you learn how to paint two floral watercolour bookmarks by using watercolour and ink. Essentially, this beginner-friendly tutorial shows you how to create a DIY watercolour bookmark using mixed media. So take out your art supplies and come paint with me!
Line and Watercolor Wash Bird Course
Learn to draw birds, as well as the best line and wash techniques to bring your art to life. I share must know information that will help you draw any bird freehand, my favorite pen and ink techniques to help me add detail and texture to my drawing, and how to create bright watercolor washes. #lineandwashwatercolorbirds #watercolorpaintingcourse #inkandwatercolorbirds
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Great Affordable Watercolor Brushes
Princeton Artist Brush Co. Aqua Elite Professional Watercolor Paint Brushes 4 brush set on Amazon - Synthetic Kolinsky Sable #watercolorsuppliesforbeginners #watercolourbrushes #howtowatercolorpaint #watercolourartsupplies This is an Amazon affiliate link. I receive small commissions for purchases made through these links at no extra cost to you.
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Drawing Tutorial for Beginners
In this full drawing class, I'm taking you through my process for cross contour pen and ink sketches of simple objects. I teach you how to sketch objects freehand using a drawing pencil, to using pen and ink to add cross contour lines to develop a 3D effect. #crosscontourlinedrawing #howtopenandinkdrawingtutorials #penandinksketches #penandinkdrawingtechniques
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Best Colored Pencil Sets
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 24 Pack. Thick cores are perfect for shading and shadows. Ultra-smooth, even color laydown. Lightfast, richly saturated pigments. Leads resist cracking and chipping. #bestcoloredpencilsforartists #coloredpencilartsupplies #prismacolorcoloredpencils This is an Amazon affiliate link. I receive small commissions for purchases made through these links at no extra cost to you.
Learn How to Give a Helpful Art Critique without offending anyone, perfect for beginners, art students, & adults! This article includes art critique examples, questions, & even the top 5 worst places to give an art critique & more! Art Business tips, easy drawing,  & artist tips. Teaching, Art Therapy Directives, Teaching Art, Artist Problems, Student Project, Student Art
How to Give a Helpful Art Critique for Beginners, Art Students, & Adults
Learn How to Give a Helpful Art Critique without offending anyone, perfect for beginners, art students, & adults! This article includes art critique examples, questions, & even the top 5 worst places to give an art critique & more! Save pin for later. Art Business | Artist Tips ... less
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Step-by-Step Watercolor Tutorial for Beginners
Try this easy watercolor tutorial for beginners! You will have a blast learning about blending and layering techniques. You'll even get to splatter paint a bit! Visit the link to get started today!
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Free Ebook: Drawing Guide for Beginners
Free ebook 'A Complete Drawing Guide for Beginners' when you sign up to to the Fine Art Tutorials email list. Get your free 31 page book, which gives details on how to start drawing, the essential techniques, draw accurate perspective and design a composition. You will also get weekly art tutorials sent to your inbox. #ebook #drawingebook #artebook #freeebook #artbook #beginnerdrawing #drawingbook
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50 Art Quotes
In this blog post, we delve into the profound realm of art through the wisdom of renowned artists and thinkers. We present an immersive listicle featuring fifty of the most famous quotes about art and by celebrated artists, providing an intimate glimpse into their perception and understanding of art. #artquotes #famousartquotes #quotes #famousquotes #famousartists #artinspiration
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Paul Cézanne: The Father Of Modern Art
Among these luminaries is Paul Cézanne, a figure whose unparalleled contributions have led to his designation as the “father of modern art.” This title isn’t merely honorary—it represents Cézanne’s revolutionary approach to the canvas, encouraging artists to view the world and their mediums in an entirely new light. #ArtThatMakesYouSmile #AnitaLouiseArt #artlover #artist #greatartists #paintings #paulceźanne #paulcezanneart #paulcezannequotes #fatherofmodernart
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Start Here If Want To Make A Living Through Your Art
In this video, I share the 5 key mindset shifts you must make if you're looking to start a successful business around your art. This is a must-watch for any aspiring artistpreneur looking to make a consistent income in today's world. #artbusiness #howtosellartwork #howtobecomeanartist #artincomeideas
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Acrylic Painting Tutorial - Video Art Lessons
Learn how to paint a sailboat in an impressionistic style. This online art tutorial is perfect for beginners. You will have a blast using chunky brushstrokes and bright colors to create your own canvas art!
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Watercolour bluebells to paint at home
Everyone loves bluebells but they are here and gone so quickly. If you download this tutorial you can keep your bluebell painting forever! Rachel takes you step by step through the painting process to give you a beautiful result. Enjoy creating this in the comfort of your own home and learn valuable flower painting techniques along the way.
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Watercolor Pencil Beginner Tutorial
In this watercolor pencil class for beginners, I take you through my full process for this realistic orange and fabric still life painting. I explain how to create your preliminary pencil sketch, how to choose your colors, how to layer pigment, and all my favorite techniques. #watercolorpencilstechniques #watercolorpencilarttutorials #watercolorpencilpaintingforbeginners #watercolorpencilartideasinspiration
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Grandma Moses Sold Her First Painting At Age 79 – And Other Facts
Grandma Moses started a painting at the age of 78, and she sold her first paintings at the age of 79. She lived to be 101 years old, and throughout that time, she was a prolific painter that painted over 1500 different paintings. She never had the opportunity to attend art school, so she was a completely self-taught painter. #AnitaLouiseArt #ArtThatMakesYouSmile #ArtHistory #GreatArtists #AmazingArtists
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80+ Butterfly Coloring Pages for Adults & Children (Free Printable PDF!)
80+ Butterfly Coloring Pages for Adults & Children! 🦋 These Free Printable PDFs offer a delightful escape into nature's beauty, perfect for a relaxing art session. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a creative kid, these intricate designs and simple outlines provide a joyful coloring experience for all skill levels. #ButterflyColoringPages #ColoringForAll #FreePrintable #AdultColoringPages #KidsColoringPages #PDFColoringBook #CreativeFun #MindfulColoring
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Watercolor Flower Bouquet Tutorial
In this video tutorial for beginners, I take you step by step through painting a loose Summer-inspired flower bouquet. This one includes roses, tulips, coneflowers, lavender and wildflowers. Must-know tips for beautiful watercolor florals are included. #watercolorflowertutorialstepbystep #watercolorlooseflorals #watercolorfloralart #howtowatercolor
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Best Drawing Books
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby, this book will give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic perception, as well as foster a new appreciation of the world around you. #drawingtutorialsforbeginners #learndrawingbeginner #drawingresources This is an Amazon affiliate link. I receive small commissions for purchases made through these links at no extra cost to you
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Guide To Frida Kahlo Self-Portraits Paintings And Why They Are Important
🎨 Dive into the vibrant world of Frida Kahlo's self-portraits! 🌺 Explore the profound emotions, resilience, and strength that shaped her iconic works. 🖼️ Discover why her art continues to captivate hearts worldwide. #FridaKahlo #ArtisticLegacy #EmotionalJourney #Inspiration #SelfPortraits #ArtHistory #TravelWithArt #CulturalExploration #ArtAdventures #ExploreTheWorld #ArtisticEscape #AnitaLouiseArt #ArtThatMakesYouSmile
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How to draw a rose
Drawing a rose presents a few challenges for beginners. In this “How to draw a rose” step-by-step guide we tried to make the rose flower drawing process easy enough to follow even for complete beginners yet not excessively oversimplified. In our tutorial, we also use a grid frame to make the first step of sketching a rose’s outlines easier to position it on the canvas.
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Watercolor Pencils Paint Tutorial
Video tutorial sharing similarities and differences between watercolor pencils and paint. I share my 3 layer process and favorite techniques that help me arrive at great results. Which medium is best for you? #watercolorpencilstechniques #watercolorpaintingtechniques #watercolortutorialbeginners
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Best Drawing Pencils Blackwing Palomino
Improve your drawings with quality pencils. Blackwing pencils have a unique design, a well lacquered barrel for comfort, premium wood that won't chip when sharpened, and it contains a blend of clay and was for a smooth application. #drawingtools #howtodraw #sketchingsupplies This is an Amazon affiliate link. I receive small commissions for purchases made through these links at no extra cost to you.
Watercolor Dog Full Course
In this full course, you'll learn how to draw and paint an elevation view of a building facade. You'll build a solid foundation so that you can move on to more challenging urban sketching with greater confidence and ease. #watercoloranimalstutorial #howtopaintdogwatercolor #dogwatercolorpaintingtutorial