Lesson Plans

Creating Designs with Paper Filigree

Explore line, shape, form, and texture with this easy to do 3D paper filigree design tutorial. Perfect for adapting to suit your own ideas; turn it into a greeting card, poster or design for framing! Grades 4 and up will be able to follow on their own, whereas grades 3 and other will benefit from a helper.

Superhero Self Portrait Extension Activity

Did you discover your superpower is confidence after drawing your superhero self-portrait? Great! Take it a step further and add color and detail and individuality to your portraiture drawings. Tips and techniques for both drawing and painting are included. 

Drawing Superheros Project 2 of 2.
Grades 1–6: This project is adaptable for all ages.

Superhero Self-Portraits

What is your superpower? Discover your secret identity as step-by-step you walk through the basics of the anatomy of drawing faces! In this drawing lesson, which requires only a pencil and paper, you'll gain confidence in your drawing abilities. 

Drawing Superheros Project 1 of 2.Grades K–6

Watercolor Still-life

Now that you've explored watercolor using textural components of rice, salt, and sponges, let's learn about creating a still-life with watercolor. Many alternate supplies are suggested if you don't have the supplies we use!

Watercolor Project 2 of 2.
Grades 2nd–9th: Easily adaptable as you create the objects in your still life.

Watercolor Exploration

Through watercolor exploration, you will learn about texture, color-mixing, and how a variety of mixed media reacts to the pigment of watercolor paint.

Watercolor Project 1 of 2.
Appropriate for all grades: This project is adaptable to include non-art materials you may have around your house!