Lesson Plan: Albrecht Durer and Printmaking (on the cheap)

This is a fabulous lesson plan I stumbled across nearly a decade ago on The Incredible Online Art Department. Over the years, I’ve varied it and seen all sorts of incarnations. This project is recommended for students in 6th grade or older as it makes use of linoleum cutters. However, with modifications like Styrofoam printing… Continue reading Lesson Plan: Albrecht Durer and Printmaking (on the cheap)

Lesson Plan: Op Art Spheres (the easy way)

This is an exemplar I having been using for while; image from hereTeaching about Optical Illusions is so much fun. I have been doing the following lesson for as many years as I have been teaching. The ones I have here aren't quite finished, but I thought I'd share some in-process with you.I recommend this… Continue reading Lesson Plan: Op Art Spheres (the easy way)

What’s Happening in Art This Week?

Do you have to blog as part of your job requirement? I do. Not here of course, but my school expects all teachers to keep a blog that is updated weekly. This provides an important resource for parents and students alike. Teachers use it in a variety of different ways in my school from a… Continue reading What’s Happening in Art This Week?

Lesson Plan: Remixing "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa"

As an art educator working in an urban environment of diverse learners, I struggle to create lessons that are relevant to my students and still incorporate and uphold art standards. What I have come to realize is “diverse learners” doesn’t indicate a group of learners from cultural backgrounds and/or races but instead, refers to individual… Continue reading Lesson Plan: Remixing "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa"

Lesson Plan: Thiebaud Pop Art Cakes and Teaching for Artistic Behavior

My Thiebaud Cake exemplarThis is the Part II aspect to my utilizing the Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) philosophy to teach a Pop Art unit.In case you missed the first post, here's a quick review: TAB recognizes all students are creative and artistic to some degree, and that all engage in creative activities in different… Continue reading Lesson Plan: Thiebaud Pop Art Cakes and Teaching for Artistic Behavior