Create Art on a Tile! Draw. Drop? Dry. Watch Science and Art Have a Party!

Using Sharpies, we will create Art on a Tile! This project is easy, dries quickly and looks amazing. No experience necessary. Watch what happens when science and art have a party! (1-4 students max per class)
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Completed by 33 learners

50 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

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Available Times

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Sat May 21

Meet once (1 day)
8pm - 8:50pm

Mon May 23

Meet once (1 day)
9pm - 9:50pm

Tue May 24

Meet once (1 day)
2pm - 2:50pm

Tue May 24

Meet once (1 day)
4pm - 4:50pm

Tue May 24

Meet once (1 day)
8pm - 8:50pm

Fri May 27

Meet once (1 day)
7pm - 7:50pm

Sat May 28

Meet once (1 day)
6pm - 6:50pm

Sun May 29

Meet once (1 day)
6pm - 6:50pm

Mon May 30

Meet once (1 day)
10pm - 10:50pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

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Class Experience

 This is an art project that uses instincts and experimentation to get it right. There is no wrong way to do this tile art. Students will learn how to tune into their Artist's Intuition. Students will create patterns and make predictions. What colors will we make as we blend. What techniques create the greatest effect? We honor the science by taking our time and looking at the changes in the ink, the forms, and pay special attention to what we are doing and where we are doing it to get the result we want. We also check in with our emotions. When we see something amazing happen, we report on it and pause to feel what amazing looks like and feels like. As artists, we keep on experimenting and feeling and looking until it is just right.
-B.S. in Psychology
-25 years as a Financial Advisor/Manager
-10 years Kindness and Confidence coach/mentor for ages 5-11

I use art and conversation to encourage kids of all ages to love themselves and to understand their uniqueness and worth! 
These are art pieces/tiles, not coasters. If you want to turn these tiles into coasters after class, see below. 
Note: I played around with 20 glazed tiles the first time I made them. I suggest you buy more than *4 tiles, in any shape, for kids to practice on. This art project is so fun and easy, they tend to want to do many of them after class.

1. *4 (4.25x4.25) GLAZED white ceramic tiles -I used Home Depot white (already glazed) ceramic tiles. They cost me .70 each.
(You can buy white GLAZED tiles with cork included  - Amazon has several. Make sure they are GLAZED though! SEE BELOW***)
2. Paper towels
3. Sharpies (Vibrant complimentary colors) - Please No: Black, gold, silver or glittery Sharpies for this project.
4. 90%-99% isopropyl alcohol - Hint: 90% OR ABOVE ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL IS IMPORTANT for this project. *
5. A dropper to distribute the isopropyl alcohol  (Droppers can be found at drug stores, Dollar Stores or craft stores)
6. Piece of cardboard or disposable tray - something to put under the tiles to catch drips
7. A Straw -OPTIONAL
8. Spray bottle - OPTIONAL (can buy small ones at Dollar Stores) - We can use this on tiles 3 and 4 to create a different look.

Example (below) of GLAZED tiles with cork included in package if you want to make coasters:  These were on Amazon: Westchester has 12 coaster size tiles, or 6 trivet sizes for $19.99, but any company will work as long as they are GLAZED tiles.  
Cut and paste into browser: (not endorsing this product or company in any way. This is just a set that I bought. I also bought Home Depot GLAZED tiles for .70 each)

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If you want to seal the tiles after class, there are many ways to do so. A few sealer suggestions are below. You can google "how to seal Sharpie painted tiles" for more information. 
(2-3 coats if you are making into coasters. 1-2 coats if you are giving as an art tile)
Krylon UV resistant Clear Acrylic coating - Best spray IMO. Shake for a full minute before using! 
Mod Podge acrylic sealer spray - Use a light touch and let them dry in-between coats or you might see lines. 

If you want to turn sealed tiles into coasters, on your own after class, after sealing:  
Attach Adhesive-backed cork or attach a piece of felt with a strong glue
You can also buy white glazed tiles that come with the cork already attached to them - google GLAZED ceramic coasters Amazon

Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Sharpies and isopropyl alcohol will be used in this project. Please set your learner up in a well ventilated area.  Student should be able to use an alcohol dropper without spilling and work with a responsible parent or caregiver to know how to clean up and dispose of any items that have touched isopropyl alcohol properly.   

Please practice using a spray bottle and a dropper if your learner is unfamiliar with how to spray lightly and how to make multiple small drops from a dropper. 

Please use between 90-99% isopropyl alcohol. 

PARENTS: Please hit the "Request A Different Time" button if my time slots don't match your schedule. I will accommodate you and your student. It is so much easier for me to schedule for you then to wonder when to schedule! :) 


Ms. Leslie - B.S. Psychology & Confidence Artist
Lives in the United States
Goal: Kind and Confident Kids Creating Art From Their Hearts. I offer smaller classes for more student/teacher interaction.
256 total reviews
281 completed classes

About Me

I am a Full-time Outschool teacher. I teach classes about kindness and confidence, using art and conversation, to kids age 7-11. I have a B.S. in Psychology. Ten years ago I created a volunteer elementary school kindness and confidence program for... 
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