Great Art Lessons for the Creative Soul
Happy 2017!!!! We are grateful for a new year and a new picture book story time series on our Youtube page. We are excited about sharing some of our favorite picture books this year as well as new art tutorials. Our first story is in honor of the great Dr. Martin Luther King and is entitled A Sweet Smell of Roses written by Angela Johnson and illustrated by Eric Velazquez. The illustrations in this books are fantastic and also inspired our latest Red Rose Portrait Art Lesson. Share the video below in your art room and explore our website to find more creative resources that celebrate Dr. King.
Happy New Year! We are excited about 2016 and the commemoration of Dr. King's birthday coming up in a few days. Last year we were privileged to visit the powerful memorial of Dr. King in our nations capitol which inspired this post. While there are many fantastic paintings of Dr. King, we have listed three of our favorite paintings of Dr. King that can be used as a source of inspiration for lessons in the art room. (The three paintings below are protected by copyright law and are only displayed for educational purposes. Click on each portrait to learn more about the artist who painted each portrait.)
You can download a free coloring sheet of Dr. Martin Luther King here. Share your ideas for art lessons inspired by Dr. King by commenting below.
Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a creative coloring activity. This art lesson is a great way for students to practice various shading techniques. In the example, we used a cross-hatch shading technique to create a gradiated color effect. While we used colored pencils, there are many techniques/media that can be used to color this illustration. We invite you to download this free coloring sheet and share your creative ideas for coloring it.
Alicia L. McDaniel
Alicia L. McDaniel is the author and creator of Great Art Lessons for the Creative Soul. She is also an educator, professional artist, and lover of the arts.
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