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Hello Julianna, I have found your site to be very inspiring and helpful. I teach at our local high school. With the redesign of the AP Art History and this being my first year to teach it I am having a hard time finding helpful resources. I visited your site for the first time this year just today and saw you added an Art History section that I had not seen before. I was wondering do you have block schedule. You seem to cover a whole lot of information in every week. I love your timelines that you put together, I had not thought of doing it that way. Any tips on staying on target as far as covering what needs to be covered and doing so thoroughly? I have 50 minute classes and we don't seem to go as deep into the info as I would like to. Thank you for all your help, - J.Sainz
2015-10-07 22:20:14
Arthie M:
Hi Julianna I came across your website while searching for an art class for my 8 year old daughter. You work is beautiful. I wanted to enquie about whether you offered art classes for children? Thank you Arthie
2015-09-25 08:42:46
Dennis Fontanilla:
Hi I need to create a guide in indesign for my business cards. I want to include the bleed. The size of the card would be 3.75 x 2.25. That includes the bleed. I just want to know the margin settings and the size of the paper that I would have to set in indesign. Thanks.
2015-09-24 12:58:39
Hey there! I visit your site quite often, it's actually bookmarked!!! #ArtMatters
2015-09-15 09:28:19
I just took a long term substitute postion as an art teacher until December. I have felt SO out of my element (not my subject/content area) and this site has been AMAZING!!! Thank you beyond words for posting all of your amazing ideas. You Rock!
2015-09-14 19:25:35
Hi, if I take your lessons, would I be allowed to sell my own art? Thanks
2015-09-07 05:43:01
Need to learn line art and related for fashion studies
2015-09-01 00:50:20
judy schultz:
Please write back thanks
2015-08-31 12:53:58
judy schultz:
Hi Julianna, I have been teaching art for four years now and I love it. This is my first year teaching Middle school art and would love to purchase some of your lessons. I will borrow some ideas and change it of course. I also am teaching art history next quarter as well. I guess my question is which packages do you suggest since I am on a budget. I will also reference you of course. I really believe it makes a beer art world when everyone shares ideas. Thanks Judy
2015-08-31 00:20:13
Wonderful website!! Can you recommend a good drawing and/or visual/studio art text book for high school art students?
2015-08-27 14:25:32
2015-08-26 08:37:12
shannon borrego:
I am so impressed with your website and lesson organization. I am working on building an online platform to house my instructional resources. I would love to model after you. I am new to building websites. Where did you create yours?
2015-08-13 16:35:13

Self-graded quiz in Google Forms.

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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.

Work still in progress........


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


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


lessons and art courses for art enthusiasts of all levels and abilities
Digital Photography - I
The course is intended for beginner photographers.
Art courses Studio - I
This course will give you a starting point to grow as an artist.
Printmaking at Home
Unconventional printmaking techniques that are easily done in a home setting.
Unusual Painting Media
Lesson consists of two painting projects that do not require any paint.
Color Pencils
Introductory lesson to color pencil drawing.
Collage (mix media)

Art II.:

Art I.:

Art I.:
3 pt. perspective


Art 1:
Forms on a grid
(2 pt.)

Art 1:
Practice forms

Art 1:
Forms on a grid
(1 pt.)

For teachers:
Study guide in Google Form

Art 1:
Color schemes

Ceramics 1:
Artist stamp

Art 1:

Ceranics II:
Art Nouveau vessel


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