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Downloads by Eric

Below you will find a few free downloads. Please see the description for a detailed summary of each item. I am hoping to make more available in the future.

All are absolutely free, but if you find anything of value and are inclined to contribute, please click one of the Donate buttons below. I have put a lot of time and effort into these, and I appreciate any support that you can give.

All downloads are protected under copyright, and may only be used for educational purposes. By clicking on and downloading an item, you are agreeing not to reproduce, display, sell, modify or distribute it without my express prior written permission. All educators have my express permission to use these in their classrooms and to make copies only for use with students.

If you would like to share these downloads, please direct your friends, colleagues, and students to this page.

 

Prints and cards:

Eric's Rules

This hi-res image is a scan of a piece of art I created stating my rules for making art. Print it out and hang it up any place you need inspiration.

Pemission and Initiative

Many people seem to be waiting for someone else to give them the go ahead to make art. Print out this PDF for inspirational prints and cards to grant yourself the permission and intiative you've been waiting for.

Painting:

Watercolor Paint

This simple cheat sheet contains 7 basic watercolor techniques to use to get any artistic practice going.

Watercolor Pencil

This simple cheat sheet contains 6 basic watercolor pencil techniques and is a great resource for learning to use these water-soluble materials.

Collage:

Gluing with Glue Stick

Over and over, I hear about how glue stick is really ineffective. But I contend that many just don't use the glue stick to its fullest potential. This simple step-by-step tutorial shares a tried and true way for gluing things down with glue stick.

Monsters:

Monster Maker

This simple resource contains possibilities for making monsters. Combine the various parts into original and creative monsters. Of course, you can always make up your own details.

 

Tutorials:

Change Tutorial

This visual journal tutorial walks you through the steps I took when creating a two-page spread all about "Change." If you every wondered how to get richly layered, meaningful pages, this is a good place to start.

 

 
 

NAEA 2015

We presented two very packed sessions at The National Art Education Association's Convention in New Orleans, March 26-28, 2015, and we quickly ran out of CDs. If you are looking for just the PowerPoint and notes from these sessions, they are available below. If you are looking to purchase the CDs, we know longer sell them online. But we're offering them as digital downloads instead in our Online Shop.

The Journey to Choice and Authentic Artmaking in the Art Room, presented Thursday, March 26, 2015, 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Journey to Choice PowerPoint

Journey to Choice Notes

 

Visual Journals 101: A Crash Course, presented Friday, March 27, 2015, 11:00 - 11:50 AM

Visual Journals 101 PowerPoint

Visual Journals 101 Notes

NAEA 2016

We presented a very packed session at The National Art Education Association's Convention in Chicago, March 17-19, 2016. If you are looking for just the PowerPoint and notes from the session, they are available below. If you are looking to purchase the digital download of the CD we sold at the session with tons of resources, please go to our Online Shop.

Scaffolding the Visual Journal: Building Artistic Inquiry, presented Thursday, March 17, 2016, 4:00 - 4:50 PM

Scaffolding the Visual Journal PowerPoint

Scaffolding the Visual Journal Notes

NAEA 2017

We presented a very packed session at The National Art Education Association's Convention in New York, March 2-4, 2017. If you are looking for just the PowerPoint and notes from the session, they are available below. If you are looking to purchase the digital download of the CD we sold at the session with tons of resources, please go to our Online Shop. It is the Journey to Choice digital download.

Confronting the "One and Done" Mentality, presented Friday, March 3, 2017, 11:00 - 11:50 AM

Confronting the "One and Done" Mentality PowerPoint

Confronting the "One and Done" Mentality Notes

IAAHPC 2016

Eric presented at the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palative Care conference in Tysons Corner, VA on October 23, 2016. Below is the PowerPoint, Proceedings, and Handout for his presentation.

Visual Journals PowerPoint

Proceedings

Handout

Any support is greately appreciated. Please contribute if you can. I'll be making more available in the future.

If you have a comment or other feedback, or if you would like to see something specific, please click here to email Eric.