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Scarecrow - A Mixed Media Art Lesson Plan

Scarecrow - A Mixed Media Art Lesson Plan

Scarecrow is an enchanting and beautifully illustrated picture book about the beauty of leading a simple life and being appreciative and content. It is about a kind and gentle scarecrow who finds good things in his world; the friendship of the birds and animals, along with the joy and happiness of the seasons. In this lesson plan, students explore use of texture by putting together a mixed-media collage using paint, paper, fabric and buttons.
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Basket of Apples Doodle

Bullet Journal Doodles: Fall Fun

One of my favorite things about Fall is the FUN! Fun can mean different things for different people... but for me, it's cozy socks and a good book. For others, it could mean festivals and apple picking... while other people dedicate their Fall Sunday's to football!
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Oh my Gourd Watercolor Pumpkin Doodles

Oh My Gourd...Fall Pumpkin Doodles

OH MY GOURD! I love Fall! Also, did you know it is almost National Doodle Day? I always like to add a bit of loose watercolor to my doodles! I used the watercolor connector set as well as a Medium tip Pitt Artist Pen.
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Doodle Day with Pitt Artist Pens® and Goldfaber Color Pencils

Doodle Day with Pitt Artist Pens® and Goldfaber Color Pencils

Hi everyone,Mou Saha here with a fun doodle page using a Pitt Artist Pens and Goldfaber Color Pencils. My youngest is 4 years old and she loves to go on nature walks with me. And much like me, she too likes to collect rocks, bugs, leaves, sticks that speak to her. As she geared up for pre-school this year, she wanted to take all her finds to school to show her friends. I really liked her collection and so I sketched and doodled with my Pitt Artist Pen to capture Jia’s Show n' Tell!
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Pumpkin and Nature Doodles

Bullet Journal Doodles: Fall Nature

Hi there, creative souls! You didn't think we'd create a series of doodle tutorials for the Fall without touching on nature, now did you? Here, I've shown you 6 different Fall nature doodles and how to build them in just 4 simple steps!
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Monster Face Painted Rocks

Halloween Painted Rock Faces Craft for Kids

Ghosts, Goblins, and Ghouls! OH MY! Halloween is a BIG deal in our house. We go all out with costumes, parties, treats, and decorations! These painted rock faces are the perfect front porch pumpkin companion or non-candy treat for your little tricksters.
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Calendar Bullet Journal Doodles

Calendar Doodles

It’s time to think outside the calendar! In this post, I will show you how to spruce up the typical calendar, while keeping it functional. These little cuties are easy to create and can be used on any page as a monthly reference.
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International Dot Day Hand Lettering

International Dot Day Hand Lettering

Did you know it’s International Dot Day? The Dot is a super cute children’s book that is all about discovering your artistic talent. So today I challenge you to just make a mark and see where it takes you! Let your inner artist out!
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Bullet Journaling Series Part 3: Creating Collections

Bullet Journaling® Series Part 3: Creating Collections

When learning how to Bullet Journal®, an overload of different information and ideas will be thrown your way. Though inspired you may feel overwhelmed. Do not get discouraged, we at Faber-Castell are here to break it down for you. In this article, we are mastering how to create and manage your Bullet Journal Collections. Bullet Journaling is personal, so feel free to get as creative as your inspiration takes you while still following the framework of Bullet Journal inventor Ryder Carroll.
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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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Floral Doodles for Your Bullet Journal!

Floral Doodles for Your Bullet Journal!

Hi there! I'm back with another tutorial. This time, we're bringing you florals! Florals are the number one journaling doodle out there, but they can be a little tricky to master.
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Mixed Media Changing of the Seasons

Mixed Media Changing of the Seasons

Who loves fall? I absolutely LOVE sweater weather! Here is a fun changing of the seasons piece I did using the Faber-Castell's Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Pencils, Pitt Artist Pens®, and some watercolor paper!
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World Colors Colored Pencils Launch Party

World Colors Launch Party

The Faber-Castell Creativity Suite turned a little more youthful last Friday as we welcomed over a dozen children from our families for our World Colors Launch Party. Art Educator Franz Spohn lead the children through creating a "Pop-Up Family Portrait" using our newly released World Colors Colored Pencils.
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How to Draw Doodle and Pitt Artist Pens

Bullet Journal Doodles: Cozy Fall Beverages

My favorite thing about fall is how cozy it is. What makes it so cozy, you ask? The fabulous warm drinks! For this week's tutorial, Faber-Castell USA and I have decided to go with cozy fall beverages!
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Celebrate International Dot Day!

Celebrate International Dot Day!

An elementary school art lesson plan for K-4th grade. This lesson plans is perfect for celebrating International Dot Day. Art teachers and educators can teach students creativity, courage & collaboration with Kandinsky inspired artwork.
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Watercolor Bird Art

Bird Postcard with Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Markers

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with an Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Marker tutorial. Between Spring and Fall, my part of the world wakes up to the songs of many different birds. One of my favorites of these birds is the Eastern Bluebird and its cheerful chirp. In today’s tutorial, I am creating a postcard of an Eastern Bluebird using Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers.
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Watercolor Sea Shell Art

Sketching on-the-go with Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Markers and Goldfaber™ Aqua Watercolor Pencils

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with an on-the-go sketch inspiration using Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers and Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor PencilsRecently, I traveled to California for an event. The Ritz-Carlton hotel at Dana Point had staircases leading straight down to the beach. Sometimes early in the morning or later in the afternoon, I climbed the stairs and sat on the sand and sketched things I found on the beach. 
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Grandparents Day Painted Pot Holder

Grandparents Day Painted Pot Holder

If your family is anything like mine, Grandparents are always there to save the day! Whether near or far, they can always make kids feel extra loved and special – no matter how many grandkids they have. Show them they are appreciated with these super cute custom painted potholders!
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Introducing Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers

Introducing Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers

The name Albrecht Dürer has represented professional watercolor art materials at Faber-Castell since 1980, and our latest release is no exception. The newly released Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers bring a new concept of creating while holding the same professional level quality of their predecessors.
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Bullet Journal Doodles: Back to School

Bullet Journal Doodles: Back to School

It’s that time of year again, folks! Back to school! Here, I’ve shown you how to easily draw 5 different back to school doodles. Using Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens, it was a breeze drawing these cuties.
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