Refresh Your Lessons: Teaching Perspective in Creative and Engaging Manners

 From this great lesson-plan on Teachers Pay TeachersTeaching perspective. It is the bane of many an Art teacher’s practice. Throughout elementary, middle, and high school the topic of perspective is a common theme in the Art standards of any state. As a group, we seem to have teaching atmospheric perspective down. I see varied, interesting,… Continue reading Refresh Your Lessons: Teaching Perspective in Creative and Engaging Manners

The Best ArtEd Medieval Castle STEAM Project in the World*

A pretty castle that was difficult to defend (little to no walls!)Look, let’s not mince words; I heart me some assemblage. Can we glue stuff? Can we tear stuff up? Can we paint it? Can we collaboratively brainstorm? Can we see if it works? Can we just try it? Can we make a mess? Oh,… Continue reading The Best ArtEd Medieval Castle STEAM Project in the World*

Google Drive in the K12 Art Classroom

As an incredibly busy person, whose ambitions often run away from her, I'm a huge proponent of working smarter not harder. Honestly, I think just about everyone is a proponent of that. Along the lines of the working smarter vein, I've simply got to talk to about using Google Drive in the Art classroom.I know.… Continue reading Google Drive in the K12 Art Classroom

The Skittles 8-Bit Portrait Project

Why skittles!art in the classroom? Well, why not? Candy is a ubiquitous material in student lives. Art is all about getting people to think differently . . . Why not combine the two and make something awesome? This project easily lends itself to focuses on math, science, consumerism, pop art, composition, color, and socially-minded themes.… Continue reading The Skittles 8-Bit Portrait Project

Urban Cityscapes Inspired by Room 9: Art!

Have you ever done a project simply based on the materials you had on hand and fallen in love with the results?  I have.I posted previously about these incredible cityscapes by Room 9: Art! In my mind, the cityscapes are not only beautiful; they use easily found resources. I'm bowled over by this ingenious project… Continue reading Urban Cityscapes Inspired by Room 9: Art!