About this Blog

This blog is a collection of videos suitable for the K-12 classroom. All the videos included on this blog have been pre-screened. The blog was started as a class project at Montclair State University. Students in Harold Olejarz's Spring, 2011 class began adding videos in February, 2011. If you are interested in contributing to this blog please contact Harold Olejarz

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


How to Load a 35 mm Film Camera

Grid Drawing

Potters Wheel

Painting Techniques

2 Point Perspective

Beginner Pinch Pot

Relief Print

Water Color Techniques

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Korean Porcelain Trimming Skills

Korean Porcelain Trimming Skills w/ Moon Byeong Sik

Painting a river into a landscape

Discovering Roman Art

Ceramic Fluting


Drawing Hoodies

Drawing hands

Chalk art becomes 3d

Throwing A Ceramic Pot


Roy Lichtenstein Art Work

Dispersion in Photoshop

Photoshop tutorial on dispersion effect

Combining Two Images in Photoshop

How to Combine 2 Images Seamlessly in Photoshop

learn origami, make a paper frog


How to make a paper butterfly origami


Photoshop for beginners

Photoshop for Beginners - Layers

How to make a toilet Paper tube octopus


Make easy fabric wall art


Making a paper mache masquarade mask

Building a clay fish lesson

Drawing a Bird

Drawing a persons hair with pencil

The mona Lisa with MS Paint

chuck close paper print of Roy Lichtenstein

paint marker grafitti

paint markers

pop art slide show

Using a Bead Board

Painting a sky

Wall Decals

Toiler Paper Tube Octopus

How to blend pastels

Van Gogh

How to draw a rose

drawing trees simply

4th grade art lesson

Chuck Close

Lego Art

drawing an eye with pastels

oil pastels

marbling ideas

Crayola - water color

Crayon Wax Art Journal Entry

Art Journal Entry

Straw Painting

Creativity 3

Creativity 2


Color Wheel Project

Drawing: Eyes


Ceramics in Asia

Pinhole Photography

Batik How To

Encourage Creativity Through Art

Abstract Expressionism

Color Theory

Japanese Art Tutorial: Suminagashi

Creating Art from Light and Shadows

The Elements of Art

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Importance of Art Education

Sculpey Types

Oil Paint Marble Technique

Sculpting Lady Bugs

Mixed Media...Tissue Collage

Drawing lines in Adobe Illustrator

Signing your piece

Colored Ice Cube Painting

Art Journal Tutorial

How to Paint Pottery: Creating a Patchwork Effect on Pottery

How to Make a Vase out of Magazines

How To Make A Hand Print Painting

Pop Art Clay Portraits - Lesson Plan

Art is..Elements of Design

Western Spaghetti - by PES

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Circle Painting

This video shows a great way to get students to work together, to get community involved and to show students how to create an exhibition.

Adding motion to still images

Ken Burns is a director who uses still images in his movies. He is known for panning and zooming into still pictures to give them the sense of motion.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Creative Trash Art Painting

Creative Recycling Ideas

Inflatable Street Art

I actually saw the guy working on them while at SVA.... he used to work in the SVA sculpture building.

Perspective 3D Street Art.....Amazing

Easy Art Journal out of Recycled Cloth.

Reconstruction of a Hate Crime

Primary Color Rap....hysterical

Name Symmetry

2nd Grade First Day of School Projects

Learning the Basic Colors

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bringing a Painting to Life!

Pollock Project

Visual Haikus

This is a project example of a visual haiku. I used Imovie to create this. This could easily be used for a week long project for kids in middle school and up.


1) Find or write your own haiku or poem.

2) Plan out what your video will look like, use a storyboard to plan out the layout.

3) Have everything for thevideo shoot ready ahead of time. (Example: actors, props, copies of poems, etc)

4)Film scenes. Remember that you don't have to go in order, and you will probably have to do a couple of retakes.

5) Use Imovie to edit and put together the final project.


Order of operations

  • order the clips visually
  • editing and cropping
  • special effects
  • timing (you may have to stretch or fast forward a few of your clips to make it fit well.)
created by Raquel Ford

Making A Sandwich Stop Motion

By Jackie Daniels, Diana Marchese, & AuCo Lai

This is a sample stop motion video we created as an example to use in a future lesson about stop motion. Students can use everyday objects or create their own characters out of Sculpey clay or Model Magic to produce a stop motion video. They could also do a series of drawings and turn them into a similar video to literally bring their drawings to life!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wayne Thiebaud - Emilly Hueston

Interpretation of Kandinsky's Improvisation 31

Van Gogh's Trees

This is a video I created as a supplement to the Van Gogh podcast. This is a collection of images that I made by using googleartproject.com .

Shepard Fairey

The assignment is to make a piece of digital or traditional art in Fairey's style. Similar to Fairey, try to either make a statement with your piece, or feature somebody who inspires you in it.

Thiana Damo


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

This is a video I created about French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Tall Painting

Plastic Bag Flowers

Easy Origami Ball

Post It Note: Stop Animation

Linoleum Cut

T-Shirt Wars: Stop Animation Video

Text Island: Animation

Muto: Stop Animation

Drawing with Charcoal

Color Theory Video

Color Theory Infographic from Sean Ferguson on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fluid Sculpture

Etch A Sketch Artwork

Lego Art

Painting with Toes

French Fry Art

Pine cones

Oreo - Goodbye Art

Make Necklace Out of a Washer

Trash Art

Top Ten things made out of Paper/Origami


Coffee Painting

Coffee painting: something that an be done at home and doesn't really cost much to do.

Introduces the idea that traditional art materials aren't always necessary.

Portrait Photography


Balboa Woodshop

John Dahlsen: Recycled Art

Basics of Photoshop Painting

a fun project for older students.

Can be done with younger ones if some adjustments are made.

Photogram Narrative - Lego Car Chase

This video uses photograms of legos to create a narrative.

Anatomy, The Torso

Banksy's Spray Party

Shadow Hands

Food Art

This video is a collection of food art pictures.

Another great project that is easy to do at home or in a low budget class. Teaches functional forms and recyling.

Tape sculpture

The great things about these projects, is that you can do them with kids of a very wide age range and it's cheap to do.

Casting a clay sculpture in plaster, part 3


A great way to make Math and Art come together in a visually exciting way.

Casting a clay sculpture in plaster, part 2

Claymation - Teatime Adventure!

Casting a clay sculpture in plaster

Trash Art

houses mixed media

The Making of Lady Gaga: Madame Tussaud's

Radial Symmetry Tops

Plastic Bag Flowers

A great idea for recycling all those plastic bags everyone has lying around!

Easy Pom Poms

Newspaper Pirate Hat

Easy Kids Crafts: Colorful Mexican Tissue Paper Flower

Drawing Takashi and Mitsukuni from Ouran High School Host Club

painting with liquid watercolors

Boo Creates Her First Painting

Kindergarten Sculpture with Toobers and Zots

Children's Drawing Lessons & Drawing for Kids - Cackleberries.com Presents: How to Draw a Cow

Oil Pastel Techniques : Oil Pastel Techniques for Kids

Children's Crafts: Paper Mache Lizards : Paper Mache Lizard: Wrapping the Armature 1

Halloween Pumpkin Kids Children Finger Painting | Halloween Videos | Cullen's Abc's

Sudanese Trek: Painting a Classroom