Using Sketchbooks in the Elementary Art Room

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I'd like to share with you why I started using sketchbooks in my elementary art classroom, 7 ways I used sketchbooks, and benefits students got from using them.  I'll also give you a few tips for getting started, making sketchbooks and keeping sketchbooks organized.

Op Art Teachniques

Here are 4 mess-free techniques using only markers and colored pencils that will turn your Op Art coloring pages into works of art!  I'll show you in these step-by-step tutorials, how easy it is to mix up your media a little and achieve beautiful results on your next art project!

Here are 4 mess-free techniques using only markers and colored pencils that will turn your Op Art coloring pages into works of art!  I'll show you in these step-by-step tutorials, how easy it is to mix up your media a little and achieve beautiful results on your next art project!

My Favorite Art Supplies

Here are some of Expressive Monkey's favorite art supplies.
If you like the samples I make for my blog, Pinterest, and product photos, here are some of my favorite art supplies.


Heart Coloring and Color Lessons

See how to use my FREE Printable Heart Coloring Pages for color mixing activities & color lessons.
See how to use my FREE Heart Coloring Pages for color mixing activities & color lessons.

Selling Art Lessons Online



Do you want to create pages to use in your classroom or even maybe sell ...  Here is some info and advice I recently gave about my process of creating PDFs for teachers and the products I use to make and sell them.

Van Gogh Sunflower Art Critique

How can an art critique activity help students add more detail in their drawings?  I'll show you how I use the work of Vincent van Gogh in an art critique and also show you some fabulous sunflower drawings by kids.
How can an art critique activity help students add more detail in their drawings? I'll show you how I use the work of Vincent van Gogh in an art critique and also show you some fabulous sunflower drawings by kids.

File Folder Texture Plates

Don't throw away your old file folders!  I'll show you how to create your own DIY texture rubbing plate that you can use for your next art lesson!
Don't throw away your old file folders!  I'll show you how to create your own DIY texture rubbing plate that you can use for your next art lesson!  
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