Welcome to Lines, Dots, and Doodles. This is the place for students, parents, and teachers to find out what has been going on in my art class. I have included pictures of my student's artwork and basic explanations of the projects. I hope when you leave this blog, you feel inspired to create. Feel free to browse this blog and borrow any of my art lessons.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Fantasy Castles, 4th Grade

This project is lots of fun! We start off by painting a really simple background with liquid watercolors (Just a simple sky, ground, and maybe mountains is fine). Then on another piece of paper, we draw a castle in black and white. I show them how to draw the pillars, simple windows, doors, etc. Then students added wild and crazy designs and patterns on the castle. Everything was outlined in black marker. Some parts could be colored in with the marker, as long as the students colored neatly. The castle was then cut out and glued onto the paper we painted previously.

I found the basic idea for this lesson on Deep Space Sparkle. I have modified it a little and added a bit of my own twist to it, but the idea came from here.


  1. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy reading your blog and the great ideas and art projects you share!

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  2. I am a first year art teacher in central Michigan, and I have been enjoying following your blog. I especially like this project!


  3. Kate, I am so glad you are enjoying my blog. I just love the community of art teachers that has been created through blogging. It is such a wonderful way to stay in touch with other teachers!