Tried & True Tips / May 2016
April 08, 2016

Tried & True Tips / May 2016

  Tried & True Tips for Art Teachers is a monthly roundup of advice and wisdom from fellow art teachers, put together by the intrepid Glenda Lubiner.  3-D Projects It is almost the end of the school year and now is a great time for us to start cleaning up our rooms. It is also […]

Meet Mr. Grandville!
January 08, 2016

Meet Mr. Grandville!

In the never-ending quest to find a different and interesting clay project for our advanced eighth-grade art classes, I came across the artist, Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard Grandville (French; 1903–1947). Known as J. J. Grandville, he was a caricaturist whose lithographs made satirical comment about French society and politics of the 1840s. He became popular […]

Clay Flowers Bloom!
January 08, 2016

Clay Flowers Bloom!

This lesson came about partially from my desire for a student-made pot of flowers that wouldn’t fall over. I first had the idea of clay flowers years ago and I finally perfected the lesson for my students. We start with a good-sized portion of lightweight, sturdy air-dry clay for each student (base the amount of […]