An interview with Franz Spohn, artist extraordinaire: 1. You are the “Artist Extraordinaire” at Faber-Castell.  What is the best part about being the Artist Extraordinaire?   To begin, I consider it quite an honor. To have the opportunity to work with lots of kids, families, educators and of course, the many wonderful folks at Faber–Castell. This […]

Written by Robert Cambria, Executive Director of LilySarahGrace   As an organization committed to bringing the arts and creativity back into classrooms, it should come as no surprise that there are few events we look forward to more each year than our annual Los Angeles Craft Fair. This event not only offers more than a […]

Easter Egg Decorating

We’ve created 6 simple techniques to make unique and festive Easter Eggs with Faber-Castell Fizzy Paints Supplies needed: A bowl of clean water Hard boiled eggs or empty egg shells Paper towels Protective layer for work surface (wax paper) Faber-Castell Fizzy Paint Kit   We hope you enjoy decorating your Easter Egg! We’d love to […]

how to draw animals

Draw four adorable animals with a Valentine’s Day themes. These 4 how to videos include how to draw a bunny, panda, fox and puppy. In an attempt to introduce younger students to printing, reinforce the elements of art, work on our fine motor skills and spread a little LOOOOOVE, Cassie Stephens created a series of […]

Valentine's Day Art Project

A fun and colorful Valentine’s Day Art Project using Faber-Castell Oil Pastels. Kids can create adorable Candy Hearts with personalized messages for Valentine’s Day.   Supplies: 12” X 18” watercolor or heavy stock paper. Because you’ll be using baby oil, thin paper will not work. Oil pastels Baby oil Q-tips Heart-shaped templates (Not necessary but helpful) Step […]

Valentine's Day Art Project

  Grade Level: Kinder – 6th grade   Time Required: 1-1/2 45-min. class periods   Objective: Students identify the people, moments, memories, places and things that are important to them. They then create artwork expressing their ideas in a heart painting.     Materials: Connector Paint Box/brush DuoTip Black Marker Watercolor Pad 9 x12   […]

Haunted House Art Project

This Halloween art lesson is inspired by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.  Halloween Art Lesson Objective: Students become acquainted with Hundertwasser’s art and architecture, then create a Hundertwasser-inspired haunted house in the spirit of Halloween. National Core Arts Standards Creating: #1, 2, 3 Presenting/Producing: #5 Responding: #7,9 Connecting: #11 http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/ Materials: Faber-Castell Oil Pastels or Faber-Castell Beeswax Crayons Pencil Brush […]

The Dot Lesson Plan

International Dot Day, a celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. THE DOT, by Peter Reynolds, 2003 This lesson plan celebrates International Dot Day with a student art exhibition based on the color study Farbstudie Quadrate, by the French Expressionist, Wassily Kandinsky, well known for his color theory. In honor of The Dot, students are introduced […]

Outdoor Chalk Art

The world is your canvas with Outdoor Chalk Art! Fun for outside, these super vibrant chalks will make your sidewalk sing! This Outdoor Chalk Art kit includes everything you need for hours of chalking fun; 12 bright chunky chalks, kneeling cushion, no pinch chalk grips, and blending tools. Get your friends and create! What to […]

Earth Day Art Project

The goal of this exercise is for children to learn about the concept and use warm and cool colors in a watercolor painting of their own. The Faber-Castell Connector Paints are designed to click together in various creative combinations for interest and to encourage creativity. Materials: – Connector Paints – CLIC&GO Water Cup – Black […]

Earth Day Recycle Robot Project

Create your own robot using Faber-Castell Metallic Colored EcoPencils and Recycled Materials Robots are everywhere… if you have a creative mind, Faber-Castell Metallic Colored EcoPencils and a few other handy materials. Look around for the robot parts disguised as recyclable materials such as empty plastic containers, cardboard tubes and small boxes, plastic beads, caps from […]

Health Benefits of Coloring

Health Benefits of Coloring include lowered stress, reduced anxiety and others.   Coloring is more than just a great way to spend time with your kids — there are health benefits that include lower anxiety, take away stress and improve cognitive functioning. It’s no wonder why kids love the fun and freedom of coloring. The big surprise, […]

  Faber-Castell Premium Children’s Art Products would like to introduce you to our Amazing Artist Squad!  These talented young artists have a passion for art and creativity.  We are excited to share some of their creations with you, check back often to see their newest masterpieces and to find out how the young artist in […]

CONGRATULATIONS TO RILEYSHAY NEFF, THE WINNER OF OUR #CREATIVEME CATALOG COVER ART CONTEST. HER SUBMISSION “BEAUTIFUL DAY” IS A MXED MEDIA PIECE CREATED USING FABER-CASTELL WATERCOLOR PENCILS AND WATERCOLOR PAINT. RILEYSHAY IS IN THE 5TH GRADE AT LEARNING GARDEN ARTS ACADEMY. SHE LOVES THEATRE, ABSTRACT ART, ANIMALS AND WRITING SHORT STORIES. FOLLOW #CREATIVEME FOR MORE […]

Download and print free, fun activities to help celebrate Halloween and all things spooky, creepy and scary!     Grab your crayons, colored pencils and glue:   Make Your Own Skelton – Craft   Monsters & Aliens – Hidden Picture Half Alien – Fill In & Color Mask Template – Craft Monster Fun – Create […]

Are you falling in love with coloring again? Thanks to some big time stories (like this one and this one), the coloring book craze for adults is here!   Not only does this excite us because we are the oldest pencil manufacturer in the world, have a virtual pencil factory and we make fabulous Colored EcoPencils, […]

In 2014, Faber-Castell® Premium Children’s Art Products launched its first ever Marker Recycling Program. 100 Terracycle boxes were distributed to schools nationwide. These boxes are used to collect empty plastic marker barrels. When the boxes are full, the marker barrels are then sent to Terracycle where they find new lives as outdoor furniture, reclaimed jewelry, […]

“When you put together things that people have thrown out, you’re really bringing them to life – a spiritual life that surpasses the life for which they were originally created.” -Louise Nevelson 1899-1988 By Janis Doukakis   Vocabulary: Found objects – objects that originally had a different purpose, which the artist collected and used in […]

Celebrate Earth Day (and every day) with fun art and craft activities: Make a Recycled Flower Bouquet with this template, colored paper, chenille stem and glue/tape. Color and construct a Flower Flip Book. Find words and learn vocabulary with this eco word search. Color, draw and construct a “My Ecology Journal” with these printable pages: […]

Fun lesson for Earth Day! By Janis Doukakis   Introduction: The goal of this exercise is for students to learn about the concept and use of warm and cool colors in a watercolor painting of their own. The Connector Paints are designed to click together in various creative combinations for interest and to encourage creativity. […]

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