I've had a lot of anonymous comments lately asking for specific step-by-steps on lessons. It would be nice to know who is asking especially when doing that takes a lot of time. I feel like part of this journey of me blogging my art experience is to also learn from others, and I can't do that if you're anonymous. Also, most of my projects came from me finding something and breaking it down on my own to figure out the best "step by step" approach for the kids I specifically teach. I think that may also be the best thing for some of you, too. Because, as we all know that students all learn so very uniquely and differently. For example, I found the flag project through my cooperating teacher in college....I just looked at the picture and figured out the best way to break it down line by line for my students.
As for the recent question on the Asian landscapes; that is a SUPER simple thing. Basically, you take another piece of paper (9x12 manila) and cut out the shape of the mountains. Lay that down directly over your 9x9 square piece of white paper. Use chalk pastels and rub a heavy line just above the cut line on the manila paper. Take a paper towel and rub in a downward motion onto the white square paper. Don't move the manila paper until you've rubbed the entire thing. Remove just like a stencil. It's the same concept. You can keep layering them all you'd like. You can also make lots of different projects by using this technique. I encourage you to try your own, trial by error...that's how I come up with half of these things.