How to draw & paint faster

Some students – even those who are dedicated and hard-working – find it to work at the pace required in a Visual Art course. The skilful, perfectionist student usually falls into this category; those who produce meticulous, highly-detailed observational drawings or paintings. Parents and teachers can be unsure how to provide practical, positive strategies for […] Read More

Awesome Art Paper for Painting Students

This article provides guidance for teachers who need to equip a classroom for high school Painting / Fine Art students – or for students who wish to purchase their own art supplies, ensuring that they are well-prepared for their high school Art course. Papers and other materials are recommended by Amiria Robinson, an experienced teacher […] Read More

Art Sketchbook Ideas: Creative Examples

What is a high school art sketchbook? A sketchbook is a creative document that contains both written and visual material. It may include teacher-guided sketchbook assignments or self-directed investigation. A sketchbook provides a place to think through the making process: researching, brainstorming, experimenting, testing, analysing and refining compositions. It offers a place to document the […] Read More

Line Drawing: A Guide for Art Students

When we first picked up a pen or pencil and started making marks on paper, we began with line. Whether self-taught, through trial, or guided by others, we learned how line defines form, creates structure, divides a frame, traces contour, creates tonal variation (cross-hatching, for example) and leads the eye from one part of a […] Read More


Don’t throw away your old mismatched Christmas tree baubles. I’ve got a great up cycling idea that will not only give your Christmas tree a new eco-friendly makeover, it will use up your leftover fabric scraps as well – Scrap Fabric Twine Recycled Christmas Ornaments! In the past I’ve sewn it into a mat, woven a chair seat with it, […] Read More


If you have an old suitcases collecting dust in the shed or under the bed, it’s time to dust it off and get re-purposing. Old suitcases really lend themselves to fun up cycling projects. I’ve used my imagination and turned this old suitcase into something really cool that any kid will love! Time to make […] Read More


It’s the time of year where bunnies are hopping up everywhere, and it’s understandable because they are just so dang cute! Today I’m showing you how to make a Mini Bunny Doll, a fun little Easter craft project that makes the perfect little Easter gift or decoration. Fun to make from just a few felt […] Read More


Today’s tute comes from Nellie. I love embroidery but haven’t ever posted an embroidery project, so when Nellie offered this cute French Toastie bib project, I couldn’t resist. She also includes some very clear diagrams to teach you the various stitches used. One of my favourite friends is having her first baby in the next […] Read More

Printable Elephant Mask Craft

Make an easy paper elephant mask using our printable mask templates. Wear your adorable elephant mask for various animal-themed learning activities, parties and events. SUPPLIES NEEDED A4 or Letter size cardstock Crayons, colored pencils or any water-based paint (e.g. tempera or acrylic paint) Elastic string Scissors Hole punch Transparent tape Print out the mask template […] Read More


Ever felt like you need a little helper to clean up your craft room. Well I’ve got a simple monster doll sewing project that will not only teach your kids to sew, but gobble up all those scraps that were headed to the bin. It’s Sew a Softie month and I’ve joined in with blogger […] Read More