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Welcome Winter with Snow People at Night

Here is a lesson that combines reading, learning about authors/illustrators, value painting and clay sculpture. My first-graders totally love this lesson. Say “Hello” to winter with the help of these charming snow people! FIRST, GET THE BOOK Snowmen at Night, by Caralyn and Mark Buehner, and read this beautiful story to your students. Show them the […]

Nov 2018
Textural Portraits

Creativity is the fuel that powers our futures; we imagine new worlds and unearth ourselves. Results from my survey of more than 100 art teachers at the NAEA 2018 Convention, reveal that teachers feel the most important thing to teach in art class is creativity. As art educators, we should reevaluate what we think is […]

Oct 2018
Print Party Palooza!

I absolutely love to print! It started many years ago when I took my first (and I will admit, only) printmaking class with a very inspirational teacher, Boyd White, at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. My love for printmaking has spilled over into my classroom. I now teach middle school, but even when I was teaching […]