Online Extras / June 2017
May 10, 2017

Online Extras / June 2017

Additional Links for June 2017 Yearlong Art II Curriculum, Lesson 10 of 10: Altered Books: The Art II Way to Keep a Visual Journal (page 10) View/download: Lesson Plan #10 of 10 View/download: Evaluation Form Altered Books for K–2 (page 12) Download PDFs of reference material related to this article Kindergarten Grade 1 Folk Tale On the […]

Altered Books for K-2
May 09, 2017

Altered Books for K-2

Book arts are all the rage in the world of grownup art making, but how can this medium be made available to early elementary students? Following are some great concepts and strategies to try. First tip: use board books! A great many of them lack the literary “chops” to be saved for academic reasons. What […]

Animal Options: A Year in Review
May 09, 2017

Animal Options: A Year in Review

The third-graders had only three class periods remaining for the year—a mere two and a half hours. My challenge was to present a project that would allow for a review of a large number of the terms and skills that had been studied throughout the year, while still providing the students adequate time to “illustrate” […]

Junk-Mail Fish: An Environmental Art Collage Project
May 09, 2017

Junk-Mail Fish: An Environmental Art Collage Project

Got junk mail? Yeah, we all do! Ads for pizza and burgers, catalogs for gadgets and clothes … Most junk mail gets thrown out, though some of it gets recycled. Why not turn it into eye-catching art instead? As Director of ArtReach at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Md., I team up with local […]