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

Art History Memes: A Project about Context

You'll never view this artwork the same way again. . .Will you?!?!My students are obsessed with memes, those funny little internet pictures that seem to go viral. In fact, I use memes to deliver my rules every fall. But, increasingly, I'm seeing artists and other creative-types harness memes to delve into more interesting, thoughtful, and… Continue reading Art History Memes: A Project about Context

Harnessing Free Web Apps to Drive Student Learning to the Next Level

Hey, everyone! I'm presenting at my local district conference about cool web apps, and I thought I would share with you here!Session Description:  There are so many free applications that are either designed for or can be re-appropriated to take student learning and projects to the “next level.”  Perceive how educators can utilize the internet to… Continue reading Harnessing Free Web Apps to Drive Student Learning to the Next Level

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