BLOG NIKKI FARQUHARSON › Illustrating the Elements
I am so happy to finally share the completed ‘ink’ stage for my creative collaboration with renowned photographer, Scott A. Woodward. Our project is inspired by Mother Earth [i.e. Gaia]…
How To Use Watercolor Pencils (aka my favorite new way to make art!)
Hey ya'll! Jesse left town for a few days for work and I spent my evenings in sweatpants, surrounded by sleepy animals, watching 90's sitcom reruns, and playing with craft supplies. Because my life is wildly fascinating. If you were a fly on my wall, you would fly away. Because you would be bored. Anyways, from all that excitement came one really awesome discovery...watercolor pencils! They are quite possibly my new favorite thing. Ya'll know I am obsessed with making my own art, and have…
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Find a wide range of book & pattern topics on quilting, machine embroidery, embellishments, mixed media, zentangle, doodle, paint, surface design and more. As we pare down our line find many at 70% off.
30 Art Projects for Kids looking at the Great Artists
We love getting arty with the kids and are always looking for new Art Projects for Kids to do at home. Here are over 30 inspirational art projects for kids
Tracing Outlines of Famous Art Works
I have often made outline drawings of our art work for art appreciation lessons. (The Van Gogh picture “Starry Night” is one of my most popular downloads!) Creating an outline is a s…
Art Studio. Self-guided tutorials and Art courses.
Self-guided Art tutorials for all ages and artistic abilities. Easy step by step instructions by artist and teacher Julianna Kunstler. Free lessons.
My good friend Karen finally shared her award winning lesson with me. It is a wonderful exploration into non-Objective watercolor painting based on color theory. I had to refresh my vocabulary while presenting this to my amazing 4th graders last week. We explored the world of Tertiary or Intermediate colors. Here are the basic supplies fine point sharpie, prang paints 90 lb cold press watercolor paper, and a color wheel. I review with my students the primary and secondary colors with part of…