Contrasting Color Monsters: Watercolor & Alcohol Technique

Contrasting Colored Monster - Use monsters and this watercolor & alcohol technique to teach about contrasting colors.  Color Complements - Color Art Lesson Idea - Painted Monster Lesson

Using contrasting colors on a monster is a fun way to practice using color theory.  

When Time Flies ...

We all know that time flies when you are having fun.  So you can imagine how fast an art class can fly by!  That's fine if you are a kid, but the art teacher has the daunting task of fitting so many things into the space of a short art class, then having the students cleaned up, lined up and ready for the next class to come in and start it all over again.  That's why small changes can make a big difference when you are repeating your procedures several times a day.  So I'm giving you a sneak peek into the classroom at Brown Elementary to see how Ms. Murdock keeps on schedule in style!

Are You Ready for an Art Room Makeover?

Using Markers, Water and Watercolors on Sunflowers.

For this drawing, I picked 3 of Expressive Monkey's Sunflower Description Cards to create the design of my sunflower.  There are 16 description cards in the set, as you can see, I used number 15, 1 and 4 for this combination.  When I was finished, I went over my pencil lines with a Sharpie marker. 

Using Salt Watercolors and Oil Pastels with the Sunflower Dice Drawing Sheet

Are you looking for a fun new way to teach your students about Vincent van Gogh?  I've used a Sunflower Roll & Draw Page, made by Expressive Monkey to get started with the drawing. 
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