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

Formal Charcoal Portraits and Informal Art Journal Portraits

My 8th graders just completed a fairly rigorous unit on self-portraiture. One -very talented- student queried, "haven't we already drawn ourselves this year?! We've already done this!" ¬†Well, and she is right. . . But, I explained to her, and everyone, that all artists learn how to draw the human form by first studying their… Continue reading Formal Charcoal Portraits and Informal Art Journal Portraits