Turn 2 dimensional shapes into 3 dimensional masses or volumes by adding surfaces and tonality to suggest light and shadow
Breakup design series teaches the skills of mixing color and neatly applying paint to areas.
Interpret an interesting picture composition. After pencil-drawing the areas, Interpret each space for darkness, detail, and soft versus hard edges.
"Art by Accident" is an imagination builder appropriate for any age. Wet in wet effects become the idea source for imaginative subjects added later.
Step by step demo on making
a personal symbols
wall plaque, using stamps
and add-ons.
A nice wall pocket can be done in a half hour or less using the step by step instructions in this demo.
ART SKILLS - - There are many art skills which can be taught and develope with use and practice. Here are some of these.
GOOD STUDENT ART - - Some recent art work done by students in the Pinkmeister's classes
Drawing the human body in proportion can be done in a variety of ways. Figure drawing builds the skill of accurately drawing from observation.
Pictures are comprised of areas, each of these areas contribute to a good drawing or painting.
Compare the work of two artists. Compare method and expressive qualities as well as design features and visual elements
Draw the human face using guide lines; three views include front, profile and 3 quarter views.
Slab built clay projects for high school and middle school. Decorated and assembled bases, sides and decorative elements.
Design and composition lesson defines terms like repetition, contrast, emphasis, etc.
"Near and Far" Introduces features of simple perspective; overlapping, size changes, and the use of horizon - a reference to distance.
Discover master artists like Vincent VanGogh,
Claude Monet or Pablo Picasso. These sites are good places to learn about them.
Detail in a drawn or painted picture adds visual richness as well as defining the subject.
3D studio offers this mask project. Here are step by step samples
Why teach art in school?
Plus other topics on art and culture.
numerous design related assignments



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Map Art Class 7

Map Art Class 8

Map Art S1 Draw

Map Art S2 Color

High Standards Art

Art-Smart Know things

Turn 2d to 3d

Drawing Warm ups

Art Skills Map forTeachers

Ideas that follow Themes

General Info if You're new

Art Skills, Skills for Art

Basics of Composition

Art Work by Students

Art Lessons, 2dto3d, 

3 Challenges to Creative Process

Art Class,  Independent

Advanced Art Guides 

Art?? Why Art in School

Art Links

Beginning A Picture, Checklist

Class 7, design, " breakup"

Easy Clay Projects

Additional Clay Designs slab and coil

Painting and Color 

Basics of Composition

More about Composition
Organization in Art

Cropping, finding a Picture Inside a Picture

Index of Design Lessons

 Detail:  Small Items of Interest in your Pictures 

Discovery &  Invention things which enhance creativity

Drawing Assignments, 

Fantasy & Imagination, Exercises 

Judging  Good Art?

Art Ideas Concepts & Aids to Creativity

Developing Ideas for Art

Picture Analysis

Development in Art

Picture Analysis How to look at Art 

Themes Styles

Students at Work or - -

Art Class 7, 8 Assignments

Learning to Look at Art, Part one

Learning to Look at Art, Part Two

Art Links to some Great Art on Net

3D & Sculpture
3D Terms

3 Creative Tasks

Paint Mix Paint to Edges

Abstraction 1

Achievement Standard

Advanced Independent

Analyze Art

Art Skills Map

Art Curriculum

Art Expresses Ideas

Art k-12 Value of Art

Art Links

Art Links 2

Art Links 3

Art Links 4

Art Map 3d

Art Skills

Art Skills Map

Art Smart

To Aspiring Artists

How do I begin a picture?

Design 1, Break up space