Simple and Successful Ceramic Wall Hangings
May 10, 2018

Simple and Successful Ceramic Wall Hangings

Bring out the clay and bring about positive student responses! Clay is always a favorite medium for my students. This project is fun, easy, and allows for all students to experience success. Students who struggle with fine motor skills do very well with this lesson. It can be adapted for all grade levels. I have […]

Summertime Sculpture: Squeaky-Clean Tikis
May 10, 2018

Summertime Sculpture: Squeaky-Clean Tikis

Soap carving is an easy, inexpensive, and pleasant-smelling way for students to try subtractive sculpture! I piloted this project with my Art Club to determine where students might struggle with the process. I also wanted to see if the end results would actually look like tikis before extrapolating it to a full class project. The […]

Airbrushed Butterfly Collage
May 10, 2018

Airbrushed Butterfly Collage

One of my favorite parts of doing art in a group setting is watching the kids give each other technique pointers, borrow ideas from each other, and then ooh and ahh over how “cool” something turned out. In the first part of this lesson, students collaborate to create a buffet of patterned paper using airbrushes […]

JUNE: Nymphalis Bernardus
May 10, 2018

JUNE: Nymphalis Bernardus

DETAIL: Nymphalis Bernardus (Festoon Orange Butterfly). Plate 34 from the book, Natural History of the Insects of China, 1798, by E. Donovan (1768–1837). ©/ Public domain. Want To Have This Month’s Full-Size Study Print For Your Classroom? Order Your Copy of A&A June 2018 Issue For Only $6 Download a PDF of A&A June 2018 Issue For Only $3     […]