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Darcy :
Your site has been a fantastic resource for my class; thank you for the inspiration!
2015-11-30 09:20:45
Love this lesson and plan on using it in the near future with my students. I just wanted to let you know though that complementary is not spelled with an i. May want to update the spelling on your website:)
2015-11-18 09:07:43
I just wanted to say thank you for a great site. I am going to introduce color to my 2-D Drawing/painting class and they are very low skilled at this point. I think that the optical art illusion is perfect for that. I was actually going to video a step by step as well. Thank you thank you!
2015-11-04 12:35:24
Beverly Mecum:
I am a student teacher about to go out in the world of teaching art. Your website has been invaluable to me. Thank you so much for taking the time (considerable time) to help budding art teachers like me. You cannot imagine how much stress you lifted from me with your presentations/projects. Thank you again!
2015-11-03 09:39:57
I am an art teacher and I really like your scratch art samples. However, do you know the proper way to switch out the blades from the scratch art tools? I can't seem to figure it out. Thanks!
2015-11-02 13:05:29
Bill Wright:
I really like the chameleon image that you used in one of your grid drawing demos. Where can I get that image?
2015-10-13 15:57:07
Denise :
I think you are amazing!!! As a first year Art teacher with no art curriculm to go by you are heaven sent!!! I will be purchsing some lessons from you once I get my SCope and Sequence!!! God Bless and thank you so much for such a great wensite!! with love true fan - Denise <3
2015-10-12 13:37:51
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

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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.


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)

Expl. Art:
Trees collage

Art II.:
Tree drawing

Expl. Art.:
Abstract painting

Art II.:
Notebook page

Expl. Art:
Cat collage

Art II.:

Art I.:

Art I.:
3 pt. perspective


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

Art 1:
Practice forms


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