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Soft Pastels. Learn how to draw with Soft Pastels!

Soft Pastels for Beginners

Soft pastels are favored by artists looking for a media that is easily blendable, and the quality of our Soft Pastels is unmatchable. With a multi-angled shape and multipurpose powdery components, creating with pastels gives artists a unique and versatile approach to their artwork. Capture your various artistic visions in rich detail with Faber-Castell Creative Studio’s Soft Pastels. 
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Paper Watercolor Crown

Black History Month Lesson Plan: Martin Luther King Jr.

A kindergarten lesson plan for Black History Month. With this lesson plan, students can learn about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and make their own special crown expressing his virtues.
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Charcoal Sketch Set. Learn how to sketch with vine & charcoal pencils!

Sketching with Faber-Castell's Charcoal Sketch Set

Sketching with charcoal can be daunting to an artist who is unfamiliar with the style. The rich dark hues of the organic material are what make charcoal both fascinating and intimidating. Faber-Castell’s Charcoal Sketch Set was created to aid aspiring artists in finding ease in learning how to sketch with charcoal and discovering its value. Working with charcoal gives an artist depth and is often used when the artist desires to create a quick sketch or art that is rich in value.
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Classic Sketch Set. Learn how to sketch with pastel pencils & graphite!

Sketching with Faber-Castell's Classic Sketch Set

Simultaneously simple yet dynamic, sketching is an art style that can be achieved with just a few quality products you can trust to carry out your vision. Faber-Castell Creative Studio’s Classic Sketch Set provides that experience. One of three Faber-Castell sketch sets, the Classic Sketch Set is assembled ideally for beginners and art students with various media and monochrome hues; all that is you need to get started.
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The Teal Pumpkin Project with Two Pumpkins

8 Creative and Fun Ideas to Support the Teal Pumpkin Project

While picking out pumpkins, buying treats, and setting up decorations, consider promoting allergy inclusion by turning teal this fall. The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes Halloween inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions.  Here we have eight ideas to make sure everyone can enjoy a fun and safe Halloween.
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Haunted House Lesson Plan

Halloween Art Lesson - Draw a Haunted House

This lesson is offered in the spirit of Halloween fun! Halloween Art Lesson Objective: Students become acquainted with Hundertwasser’s art and architecture, then create a Hundertwasser-inspired haunted house in the spirit of Halloween.
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Lesson Plan: Charley Harper & Van Gogh Mash Up

Lesson Plan: Charley Harper & Van Gogh Mash Up

Hey, friends! I’m excited to share this fun lesson that I’ve started with my sweet second grade kiddos. I decided to introduce them to Charley Harper (a fave of mine) and a little guided drawing. THEY LOVED IT! They were so excited about their wee raccoons that I decided to create a lesson from their drawings. Feel free to use this lesson in your art teacherin’ and creating world...all I ask is that you give me a shout out when you share on your favorite social media. This helps folks find their way back here to enjoy the lesson as well.
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