Knowledge and New Friends through Artist Trading Cards
September 06, 2017

Knowledge and New Friends through Artist Trading Cards

This experience came about when a friend—also an art teacher and AP® Studio Art Reader—and I wanted to conduct a lesson that would connect our classes. We decided on Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) and proceeded to introduce the lesson to our respective students at the start of the school year. Before starting on the cards, […]

Birding with Brill
September 06, 2017

Birding with Brill

Every year, I have my kindergartners experiment with more complex cutting and layering as the year winds down. This helps me see how far they have come with their motor-skill development. Leading up to this project, they practice cutting different types of lines and geometric shapes with lessons like robot collages and abstract portraits. Last […]

Make your Origami Original
September 06, 2017

Make your Origami Original

Origami has always fascinated me,  but two things about it always bothered me: The process was hard to demonstrate/utilize with 36 students at one time; and, when finished, everyone’s project basically looked the same. Luckily, a foreign exchange student came to my rescue and showed me some tricks that made it easier to teach to […]

OCTOBER: Tomb of Hafez
September 06, 2017

OCTOBER: Tomb of Hafez

DETAIL: Detail from the ceiling of the Tomb of Hafez in Shiraz, Iran. Province of Fars. Glazed ceramic tile work. Photograph by Pentocelo. Public domain © ONLINE EXTRAS click here for resources related to this art print  Want To Have This Month’s Full-Size Art Print and Lesson Plan For Your Classroom? Order Your Copy of A&A October 2017 Issue For Only […]