Drawing With Charcoal: Sand Dollars

Charcoal is a great art medium to introduce with children. You can draw anything with charcoal – people, landscapes, animals, plants, buildings – but remember that the finished product will only have dark shades for colouring, with highlights of lighter areas. It’s great for showing the contrast between light and dark areas and the finished product can be quite striking. […]

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Winter Salt Art Paintings: Birds

One of my favourite art activities involves combining watercolour paint (or in this case, blue food colouring and water), and salt. It creates a beautiful frosty effect that is perfect for Winter themed art. I chose birds for the theme for this project, but it could work equally as well with drawings of Arctic animals, animals that hibernate, or a […]

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