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Mary Gustafson:
Hello! As a new art teacher I wanted to extend my apreciation for your website. I have a pretty developed art cirriculum - with that said - this website is AMAZING! I's such a resource my colleauges and I have been marveling at your scope and sequence! Thank you for laying it out so nicely! You have given me much to reflect on during this upcoming academic year!
2015-07-29 23:04:53
Lucinda Cross:
Do you offer painting classes individually? Price? I am interested as a birthday gift for my 19 yr old daughter who loves to paint and is trying to decide on a career. Thank you.
2015-07-23 09:28:38
MaryAnne Christiana:
Great work! I'm going to adaapt your Surrealism Animal lesson and include the beasts of Bosch, Bruehel the Elder and Breton - thanks for the inspiration!
2015-07-21 14:02:50
joy from Hilo:
Thank you for such an inspiring and compete site--WOW. I am a new art teacher and am very thrilled to have discovered your website. Aloha!
2015-06-30 01:48:11
Great work. If you want to exhibit unglazed ceramic sculpture how many times should you fire it? Once to bisque stage and then one more?? Helen
2015-06-16 05:16:53
Jay Wing:
I am a (relatively) new teacher, but have worked in the Graphics industry for nearly 32 years, mostly in California. In 2003 I decided to change careers and become an Art educator. It took nearly 9 years in the evening hours, but I finally earned my Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art, as well as a Masters in Education. I've been working somewhat steadily, mostly as a substitute and/or Temporary Contracted teacher since 2010. I just wanted to thank you for the time and effort that you put into this site. I have edited several Weebly sites, but nothing this extensive. you've inspired me to develop a single site like this, from all the bits and pieces of sites I've built. Thank you for the motivation. Jay Wing
2015-06-01 16:53:52
Jeanne Crabtree:
So excited about your site.....I have been teaching highschool art for only two years, but your iste is so put together....thanks so much for sharing....look forward to trying some of your lessons....
2015-05-31 14:08:14
Beautiful site, and so well put together. Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us! I will most definatly use it as both a resource and inspiration. ~TW
2015-05-21 12:49:19
Hi Julianna, I'm a Certified Zentangle Teacher and, inspired by one of your lessons, posted a tangle pattern design on my blog some time ago. I recently received this message from a blog reader and wanted to share it. "Dear Margaret, Bunches of thanks for sharing your lovely works of art. I am feeling really inspired by your works. I am kinda speechless what to say about your beautiful designs. I want to thank Artist Julianna Kunstler through your site as i failed to do so on her site. I was amazed by her works and already produced a still life with a combined inspiration from http://krokotak.com and Kunstler. Have a Blessed Journey Thanks again. Tahmina" Keep up the great work!
2015-03-19 16:22:57
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2015-03-18 03:21:03
Nicole G.:
Thank you so much for sharing all of your lessons on this beautiful website! This is my first year out of college, teaching art in a large public high school. Your art lessons have been a huge inspirtation %26 have helped me greatly this year! Wonderful ideas!!
2015-02-02 13:44:57
Hello Julianna, I want to say thanks for the instructions to the optical design! I loved it very much and just did two tangle-tiles with it. If you would like to have a look, here it is: http://sandrastangles.blogspot.de/2015/01/optical-design.html Many thanks and greetings from germany, Sandra :-)
2015-01-25 08:19:13

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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.

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 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


Art 1:
Line op-art


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