Choice-Based Art / March 2019
February 05, 2019

Choice-Based Art / March 2019

Choice-Based Art classrooms are working studios where students learn through authentic art making. Control shifts from teacher to learner as students explore ideas and interests in art media of their choice. This concept supports multiple modes of learning to meet the diverse needs of our students. Learn more at teachingforartisticbehavior.org GRADING ARTISTIC PROCESS INSTEAD OF PRODUCT by […]

Erase Me!
February 04, 2019

Erase Me!

Oh, how I love Facebook! OK, this sounds like the beginning of a Dr. Seuss book. But I really do like it, plus I love that art teachers are always willing to share their ideas, lessons and photos. I won’t lie, I got this project from a post I saw a few months ago and […]

Mirroring, Heather Hanson Style
February 04, 2019

Mirroring, Heather Hanson Style

I love incorporating opportunities for teamwork and collaboration into my curriculum at all grade levels. It’s important to structure activities that foster social-skill building along with creative and critical thinking. For the past few years, my fourth-graders have worked together to create digital sculptures that are inspired by the work of Rachel Beach (May 2018 issue, […]

3D Intro Art / Article 7 of 10
February 04, 2019

3D Intro Art / Article 7 of 10

Foreground, middle ground and background seem like easy concepts to teach our students, but when moving to the 3D realm, it’s often a bit trickier than you would think. Over the years I have played around with ways to get our kids to better understand this important art concept and I think I figured it […]