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Sometimes you need a quick technique or insight to share to one or a few students. Our Pocket Pointers are great for this. Read up on them and you’ll be ready for anything. 

This guide and the “How To Make Black” Point is free. More are available with a subscription to The Art Instructor.

1 Aproach

This section tells you how to identify the need for a pointer and how to approach your students.

2 Demo

This section gives you a step by step of your actions to show them.

3 Teach

This section gives you a script to say while you do the quick demo.

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About The Author

Dennas Davis

Dennas is the founder of Firstlight Arts Academy in Nashville, and also of The Art Instructor (formerly ArtSquish). He has been designing, painting, illustrating and teaching in various combinations since he learned how to hold a crayon. He is the illustrator of 24 children's books with over 5 million in print worldwide. See his paintings at


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