Hi there! Do you love to paint? I sure do. Tempera Paint, Watercolor paint, Acrylic Paint, any type of paint and especially with kids! I love seeing them start with a blank canvas and explore with art materials, creating beautiful masterpieces!  I encourage my students to become fine art-explorers, learning about various artists and cultures.

In my spare time I love creating fun, bright art that evokes the feeling of relaxing. Kicking up my bean boots or sneakers and sitting back with a good ol’ cup of coffee enjoying a beautiful sunrise is always top on my list. Antiquing with my family, visiting a National Park or sitting by the campfire with our little camper is top priority with my husband and 2 kiddos.

I love sharing my lessons and have presented at the National Art Education Association Convention and present annually at the Ohio Art Education Association Convention.

Hopefully you will find my projects to be fun and helpful for your classroom, home school co-op or creative center.

Remember, never take the fun out of creating because that is where the learning begins!


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    Janelle Lind
    April 15, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Hello Laura,

    I would love to come to Art Camp in Ohio! Where I am in Michigan, school will not be out yet. Our final day is either June 10th, or the following Monday. Will you be doing more Art Scout Camps in the future? I love to come to a future event! Thanks!

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      April 15, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      We are looking into more venues! Stay tuned.:)

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      May 15, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Janelle I’m in the same boat and sick over it! I tried to get the last day off to attend but my admin won’t allow it! Please Laura! 🙂

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        May 15, 2016 at 3:33 pm

        Awwww Thanks for the love! We are thinking about more sessions. 🙂

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    Kim Schellenberg
    July 28, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    I just watched your video about ‘The Best Paint Brushes For Art’. I have a suggestion of something to add to the video…”How To Fix Paintbrushes Which Fall Apart’!

    I am a Substitute Teacher Aide, which means I am exposed to many different classes & schools. However, regardless of where I go, one thing is consistent: the metal heads end up coming off the wooden paint brushes!

    Last school year I took matters into my own hands & brought the whole Grade 7 class brushes home to fix. I am not exaggerating: a good 50% were either separated or wiggly. As an artist, I found this so frustrating! It is difficult for a kid to explore creativity with tools that fall apart on them!

    During a recent antique reno I needed to fix a very difficult to get to split in the wood. Tah Dah: ‘Gorilla Glue’! This adhesive requires water to start the hardening & expansion process, so I squeezed water down the split, squooshed in the Gorilla Glue & clamped. The glue expands, up to 3x its original amount!

    So, I lined up all the paint brushes on the counter with their respective heads just above them. Into the metal ends I squished a teeny bit of glue, then took the wooden handle, dipped it in a cup of water, & shoved the two together & gave the stick a twirl in the head to make sure it was coated all the way around.

    The next morning there wasn’t One Wiggle! Any extra product expanded into the metal head: No Spill-over!

    So much better than the cost of replacing all those brushes!

    Please try it yourself & share it with all the Art Teachers who enjoy the Scout Pack!


    Kim Schellenberg
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

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      July 28, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      Great Suggestion and tip! 🙂

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    Yocelyng Stark
    October 30, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Love your blog!

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    Heather Frinks
    December 11, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Please add me to your email list. Thank you!

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    Deana Geaham
    September 17, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Love your ideas! So engaging. I’m excited to start getting your stuff regularly. Thank you so much!!!

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    Karen Nelson
    February 3, 2018 at 11:34 am

    What a beauty website with lots of great lessons! Thank you!

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      February 3, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      Oh my! What a beautiful message to see on a dreary winter’s day. Thank you so much! Laura xox

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    February 6, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Hi there , I’m from Australia , and teach art afterschool .
    I love what you do !!!!
    I’m just wondering if you do Art workshops for art teaches .
    I’ll be in U.S in Early August 2018 for 2 weeks ?

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    February 9, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Hi Laura,

    I am so inspired by your website! Thank you for sharing such amazing content! I am an artist and art teacher interested in beginning an educational blog. Would you mind sharing what platform you use and/or blogging platforms that you recommend?

    Thank you!

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      February 10, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      Hi Kate, I started first with Blogger, I now use WordPress. I suggest either as they are both easy to use. Good luck on your future blog, it’s a great place to meet new friends and to show your artwork. 🙂 Laura

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    Melo Cardenas
    February 21, 2018 at 12:12 pm


    I want to know an email where I can contact to you! pls


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    July 3, 2018 at 9:19 am

    These are wonderful art lessons that you have developed! Even though I am a retired art teacher I’m excited to see the children’s art.

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    Diane Thorpe
    August 22, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    As I already know, you’re AWESOME Laura!

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    Leigh Ann Plumlee
    February 25, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    I am trying to find your project on the prickly pear cactus. Can you point me in the right direction? I saw it on Pinterest but can’t find it on here.

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    Susan DeGroot
    August 10, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Thank you SO much for sharing your knowledge and talents! I’m very appreciative for your lessons and videos. I follow you on Instagram. I’d love to receive your newsletters.

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    Jennifer Boyd
    September 22, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    I have purchased your Lesson of Falling into Nature with Georgia O’Keeffe. Before I use it, I wanted to make sure that it was alright to post the student artwork on Artsonia. I use that website, and I don’t do work that I can not post there. I will reference your blog and not post your original work.

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      September 22, 2019 at 8:16 pm

      Absolutely!!! Please share with me as well on Instagram! xox

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    Margaret Browning
    January 26, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Love your art!

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      January 27, 2020 at 5:39 pm

      Thank You! xox

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    February 12, 2020 at 2:02 am

    Dear Laura,
    I would like to start my art class at home. I only have a small space maybe for approximately 3-4 children. What are the essential tools must have do you think I need to prepare since I don’t have much space for storage. Please, your advice will be much appreciated. Thanks

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