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Age Group

8 to adult


8 minutes



Rita Goldner

Rita Goldner is an award- winning author and illustrator of children's books. Her passion for nature, and love of drawing and writing, made picture books a great fit for her. Rita hopes that instilling an understanding of endangered animals/habitats and global ecology will ensure that her readers strive to preserve all this when they grow up. Her latest book, Agent H2O Rides the Water Cycle, is available for purchase at

About this lesson

Are you afraid of spiders? How about one of the largest spiders? In this video you can follow along with Rita Goldner, illustrator and author of children's picture books, as she shows you how to sketch a tarantula. Rita will also share fun facts and folklore about these not so creepy crawlers. To sketch a tarantula you will need paper, a red pencil, a dark pencil and a black marker. Click on this link for a photo for reference.

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