Kicking Off an Awesome Year in the Art Room

Teachers. We can't help ourselves. We begin summer with the best of intentions for rest and self-care. . .And, then spend a lot of it planning for the next school-year. Whether 2019-2020 is your first year in the classroom or your 30th year, I've tips, tricks, resources, and links sure to help you plan for… Continue reading Kicking Off an Awesome Year in the Art Room

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Creating AWESOME Displays & Signs for Your Classroom, School, and Other Professional Capacities

Hey All!Are you getting psyched for NAEA2016? I know I am! But, before my plane leaves for Chicago, I have an Art Show to hang, host, and tear down! I, not unlike many of you, am clearly insane. As part of the preparation for the Art Show, I designed project overview fliers to display alongside… Continue reading Creating AWESOME Displays & Signs for Your Classroom, School, and Other Professional Capacities

Lesson Plan: Islamic Stained Glass Windows

EDIT 02/10/18:  The original online application I recommended to design a mandala is no longer available for free. I found an excellent free substitute called "Mandala Maker Online." In some ways, I like it better. It's simple. The default colors are black and white (easier for printing). Students can choose how many sections for their… Continue reading Lesson Plan: Islamic Stained Glass Windows

Why You Should Social-Network With Me

About a hundred (okay at least ten) times a day my students and/or me do or say something bizarre, hilarious and/or just totally indicative of the unique relationship of teacher-student-school. I post what they say and what I say of Facebook. . .And, it is really a lot of fun.http://www.facebook.com/amyleighjohnson.illustration@artfulartsyamy on TwitterHere are a few… Continue reading Why You Should Social-Network With Me

National Arts in Education Week & Americans for the Arts Fall Blog Salon

September 10-14th is National Arts in Education Week, and I'm really excited.I'm excited because it is a whole week wherein we can share how vital the Arts are to education. . .And, it is an election year. It seems when budgets get slashed, so do the Arts. Yet, Art is one of the most fundamental… Continue reading National Arts in Education Week & Americans for the Arts Fall Blog Salon