Author Archives: Lillian Gray

Zentangle Art Step by Step

Hello, I am Artist Lillian Gray. In today’s lesson, I am going to show you how to make Zentangles and use them in an art piece.  This video comes with our fun Zentangle worksheets for various ages. Available on our TeachersPayTeachers store and our website.   What are Zentangles? Zentangles is a drawing technique focused on […]

How to do a raised salt painting in 9 easy steps.

Art Project based on artist George Rodrigue’s Blue Dog Hello, I am Artist Lillian Gray. In today’s lesson, I am going to show you how to make a raised salt painting with watercolours based on American artist George Rodrigue Blue Dog.  The Blue Dog paintings, based on a Cajun legend of the Loup-garou, catapulted George […]

1 Blue dog: The life and art of American artist George Rodrigue and his catapult to fame

Hello, I am Artist Lillian Gray. I would like you to meet someone, American artist George Rodrigue. George Rodrigue became famous for his blue dog paintings. The Blue Dog paintings, based on a Cajun legend of the Loup-garou, catapulted George Rodrigue to worldwide fame. He painted a bright blue dog with yellow eyes doing all […]

How to use air-dry clay and create an authentic African Mask with 4 bonus tricks

Hi, I’m Lillian Gray, South African fine artist, and today we are going to be covering the basics of working with air-dry clay. In this video we will be covering: How to wedge your air-dry clay How to roll a proper slab How to join different section What is slip? How to finish off a […]

Painting Gregory, our beautiful contemporary giraffe in 6 steps.

paint, acrylic paint, giraffe, air-dry clay

Hi, I’m artist Lillian Gray and for today’s lesson, we are finishing off beautiful Gregory the giraffe that we created in a previous video. For today’s lesson, you will need: Fine sandpaper Various colours of acrylic paint Different size brushes Paper towel and a water jar Clear spray paint Step 1: We need to lightly […]

10 Steps to an unique Kentridge-inspired charcoal landscape

Intro   Hi, I’m artist Lillian Gray and in today’s lesson, I am going to teach you various tips and tricks, and some advanced skills on how to use charcoal. At the end of the lesson, I will be showing you how to do a beautiful charcoal landscape, inspired by the famous South African artist William Kentridge. Charcoal as […]

Draw an oil pastels landscape inspired by Impressionism with 6 oil pastel techniques

Hi, I’m artist Lillian Gray and I’m super excited about today’s lesson.I’m going to teach you some awesome tips and tricks on how to use oil pastels. We’ll be making a landscape honouring the Impressionists. There’s a free oil pastel printout on our blog for you to practice the various tips and tricks in this lesson. […]