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The Magic of Markers

The Magic of Markers
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by Andrea Mulder-Slater

Do you love markers like I love markers?

Generally speaking, markers are fairly easy to get a hold of, which is terrific, because most drawing and painting lessons can be adapted to make room for markers.

If you have a lesson to share with your students, and that lesson calls for tempera paint (but you just don’t have the resources to pull it off), you can always make a switch and use markers instead.

Similarly, if you have a watercolor lesson to work through, but you are short on time, you can suggest students paint plain water over a picture drawn with washable markers. Voila, instant watercolor paint.

The thing is, whether they are permanent or washable, markers are first and foremost, magical.

What are your thoughts on markers in the art room?

Try these fun marker activities in your art room…


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