A series of coloring tips for colored pencils techniques and painting ideas.
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I love your lessons; you are very thorough and organized. Do you share your lessons? Is there a way to use what you have created? Thank you, Wendy
2016-07-09 11:40:38
  Thank you, Wendy! Yes, please use them!

steven chetcuti:
great tutorial on self grading without flubaroo. do you have a script to email the students back their results? That would be extremely helpful!
2016-06-24 08:47:47
  I don't, but I will look into that - it makes sense

Kelci Rote:
I love your site and the assignments. Do you have all of your assignments as PDF including the information? I would love to use this with students. Thanks!
2016-06-22 11:21:52
  no, I don't :(

Marja carpenter:
I love your site. Last time I was here I watched your drawing lesson with sound of the marker as it peacefully moved...Cannot see it now. Thought that would be SO GREAT for talkitive students to see and hear ... and slow down noise as well the creation process... Paradox was the name. Could we have it back?
2016-05-22 17:23:50
  Dear Marja, I don't think that was one of mines... I cannot remember it. Sorry

Thank you so much for your site. I am learning so much after years of wanting to draw and believing that I couldn't. Your lessons are giving me confidence and ability to keep trying. Thank you for your clear pictures and printouts that I can take with me and look at offline. I am so grateful for your willingness to share your hard work. Maybe others will follow your wonderful example. Thanks.
2016-04-27 16:04:10
  Thank you for the kind words! I am glad my site helps you out! Don't be a stranger!

Carl Emblidge:
Wow! Thanks sooooo much for sharing!
2016-04-26 09:01:09

Theodore Grube:
Dear Julianna, Awesome site! I was wondering if you know of a good and reputable company that will maintain a kiln? I am a first year teacher at Central H.S. and would love to know where you guys have your kiln maintained. Thanks, Tedd
2016-04-13 11:28:17

Jennifer Frith:
*preferably :)
2016-03-16 22:52:14

Jennifer Frith:
Hi Julianna, I am so appreciative of you sharing my work on your post: http://juliannakunstler.com/dp_sketch_thank.html#.VuoZwRIrKi6. Will you please credit with a link to my original post, preferabbly with larger font? http://www.jennys-sketchbook.com/blog1/2013/08/flip-through-gratitude-journal-pages?rq=gratitude%20journal As you can understand, I would greatly appreciate the traffic. Thank you so much for thinking to share my journal pages on your website. Sincerely,Jennifer Frith www.jennys-sketchbook.com
2016-03-16 22:51:34
  Thank you for the inspiration!

Juliana, I was picking up your ideas off of pintrest before I actually got to your site. I love your ideas! I get to teach a few classes of art next year in addition to English. I am so excited and even more so after finding your site! Thank you for sharing your knowledge, skills and ideas with all of us just starting out...it is greatly appreciated and I hope to do your ideas justice! You are doing so much to spread the love of art to the world...you are an inspiration for me! Thank you so very much!
2016-03-04 10:39:50
  thank you

Thank you Juliana, so much for all of your incredible ideas! As a new art teacher, it is so incredibly helpful to have a resource like this. Thank you!!
2016-02-21 13:24:39
  Thanks! I've been there too :)))

B Quander:
Hi Julianna, I teach K-5 and last year my students had a long term sub. We are thankful, but the kids need to be exposed to the wonders of Art. I am planning a lesson on Tessellations for my 5th graders and just wabted to give you Kudos on your website! It's awesome and thank you!
2016-02-14 21:23:01
  You are welcome!

Coloring pages are creative alternative to coloring books. You can create your own art with a little guidance from me (here).
Acid-free paper is suitable for coloring with watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils, inks, markers, etc
prints are 12"x18"

Step-by-step instructions for zen-doodling designs and patterns

Optical Design Tessellations Mandala

coloring books

my art portfolio

ceramics, graphics and paintings. all mine. Please feel free to leave a comment or two. Commissioning artwork is available.

online art lessons

I am still working on this page to put together few classes for adults and children of all ages and artistic abilities. This is my big undertake - I am planning on expanding the variety of the tutorials above the school curriculum for everyone to enjoy! Please comment on the classes and lessons that you sign up to - I do need an honest feedback. Thank you!

school art

this is the biggest section of my site. It was originally created for my high school students and to help me organize my lesson plans. Eventually it grew into something bigger. I am glad a lot of people find this site useful. You can find here full and detailed tutorials for drawing, painting, computer graphics, desktop publishing, ceramics, art history, sculpture and jewelry. These are the classes I teach.


links to other art sites and pages I created for my friends artists.
This page is still under construction as I run out of time to do everything that I plan. Please enjoy!

Fine Arts classes


is an introductory art class for beginners. The curriculum is for a year-long class. The structure is based on learning the Elements and Principles of Design. Each element is a unit with a choice of assignments to practice and apply the concepts of the Art Theory.



is more advanced class, focusing on experimenting with art media. This is also a year-long class. Once students have learned the basics at Art-1, it's time to experiment and to try different art techniques and media to choose their favorite. Each assignment is a different media, many of them are mix-media projects.


Drawing & Painting

is advanced art class, focusing on academic skills of drawing and painting. It is a semester class that targets students, who plan an artistic career in future. Some of the assignments are college-level, just a bit adapted.


Art History

is exactly what it is. I included the textbook worksheets that I am using. There is also a time line with worksheets for notes for each art period. It's a great teaching tool that worked great for me. I also made flash cards with world masterpieces for students to memorize. Unit exams are also included.

Exploring Art

Explore Art with Special Needs students.

Adaptive art lessons.


Computer art and Design

Computer Graphics

introduction to digital imaging and design. Semester course starts with the presentation about types of digital images, their structure, terms, used in graphic design, etc. The majority of the time is spent on learning the basics of Adobe Photoshop. Some time is spent on learning Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. Work files are also included.


Advanced Computer Graphics

advanced Photoshop and Illustrator techniques, photo enhancement, introduction of Flash animation, Adobe InDesign basics, and use of online resources. Focus on creative, independent projects and advanced techniques.


Visual Literacy

a new class I teach in graphic design. I am still working on the content. Semester class to develop visual skills in digital and graphic design. Learn composition, Color Theory, Gestalt Principles, Advertisement, etc.


3-D classes


is an intro to basic hand-building techniques. A series of projects from basic pinch-pots to coil pots and slab method. Series of projects with useful information for a beginner course.



is a continuation of learning hand-building techniques, introduction of the wheel and other advanced techniques.


Sculpture & Jewelry

is a new class I just started to teach. I do not have a lot of visuals yet, but I am working on it


Expl. Art:

Art I.:

Art II.:
Tree drawing

Expl. Art.:
Abstract painting

Art II.:
Notebook page


Art 2:
Creative patterns



Born in St.Petersburg, Russia.
BA, MA in Art & Education from
SPb University, Russia;
BS in Art education from Carroll University, USA.

Art presentations for all disciplines:
from art basics to art history and computer graphics

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