March 28, 2019

9 Amazing Artists to Inspire Nature-Related Art Projects

This time of year, the weather begins to start warming up, and many of our students are eager to get outdoors. It’s the perfect time to go outside and make nature-inspired art. Students can find natural items and create art with them or sketch en plein air. If you have the technology, photographing outside would be a fun choice as well. Here are 9 amazing artists to inspire your students about nature art. 1. Katerina Apale image via Katerina Apale paints still lifes and other works inspired by nature. Her work is colorful and playful. She has a beautiful technique when it comes to blending her colors and has shared that she wants her work to be seen as positive and bright. Her work would be useful to inspire students to work in full color and explore painting techniques with a nature theme. Website: 2. Miranda Lloyd image […]
April 17, 2019

How to Create Glowing Black Light Art

It’s in my nature to try and put a positive spin on any situation. So when I switched schools and found myself in a classroom with no natural light, I was determined to find an upside. After learning about glowing art galleries at my state’s fall art conference, I knew I found my answer. I had discovered black light art, and I was obsessed. Here’s how to get started with black light art in your room! When I first started looking into black light art, I had a million questions. Do I have to use glow in the dark paint? What kind of special oil pastels do I use? How much is this all going to cost? How does it actually work? Is it…”magic”? Lean in for the secret… All you need are black lights and neon artmaking tools. That’s it! Draw with neon oil pastels or splatter paint with […]