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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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Rainbow Watercolor with Hand Lettering

Be a Rainbow - Watercolor Pencil Rainbow Blending

I love experimenting with watercolor pencils! There are so many ways you can use them! For this project, I used the Faber-Castell Mixed Media tin and finished with some hand lettering with Pitt Artist Pens. 
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Watercolor Balloon Happy Birthday Card

DIY Watercolor Birthday Card

Ever have a birthday but no card? Here is a simple DIY version. You can also play around with different patterns and images. For this project, I used a folded piece of watercolor paper and the Faber-Castell Connector Paint set.
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Inspired by Nature: Goldfaber Wood Pecker

Inspired by Nature: Goldfaber Wood Pecker

In this lesson plan, we combine the unique qualities of three types of pencils: Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils, Goldfaber Color Pencils, and Faber-Castell Graphite Pencils. These pencils combined, produce an impressive effect, and offer an ease of use that makes them fun, and mastered with a little practice. Inspired by the sight of the Woodpecker, I thought about what a good pencil drawing a bird could make.
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Feather Bookmark with Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Markers

Feather Bookmark with Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Markers

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with an Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor marker tutorial. I once found a feather in a book I bought at a thrift shop. I figured that the previous owner of the book might have used the feather as a bookmark.
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Name Tag with Gelatos

Student Name Tags with Faber-Castell Gelatos®

Everybody is always talking about teacher gifts, but what about fun things for teachers to do WITH their students? Here’s a fun, simple name tag to do with your kids, just in time for school starting. 
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Sea Shell Drawing in Rocks

Capture the Seaside with a Pitt Artist Pen®

Pitt Artist Pens are famous for their high quality odorless, permanent and waterproof India Ink. They come in a variety of nib types including a brush tip and produce stunning results on a variety of surfaces. In this lesson plan, we use the Pitt Artist Pen to draw on a shell; perhaps a keepsake idea from your next seaside vacation.
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Decade Doodles

Decade Doodles - Decade Color Study Journaling

Faber-Castell USA offers such a wide variety of colors for their Pitt Artist Pens, that I thought it would be fun to do a decade color study! If you want to add some vintage or retro flare to your planners and journals, give these colors a try.
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