3D Intro Art / Article 2 of 10
September 10, 2018

3D Intro Art / Article 2 of 10

Article 2 of 10 Cardboard Relief Sculptures by Debi West There’s just something really awesome about cardboard! I remember early in my career how excited I got when all of the new art supplies arrived in boxes of all sizes. After the supplies were organized and put into their proper locations, being an environmentalist (and […]

Ocean in a Box
July 08, 2016

Ocean in a Box

I teach at a school for the blind, where my students range in age from 5 to 15 years. All of them have varying degrees of vision and language, cognitive and fine-motor abilities. Clay is a popular medium, the children enjoy its elastic, tactile properties. In our annual clay unit this year, students had made sea […]

Found-Object Faces
May 11, 2016

Found-Object Faces

I am a big fan of using found objects in my art classes. It’s a great way to “recycle” and use up small craft supplies that have shown up in the art room. My found-object faces came about as a solution for using up donated supplies and from a desire to show students that portraits don’t […]

Cardboard Cubism
April 08, 2016

Cardboard Cubism

I developed this “Cardboard Cubism” lesson plan from an assignment I really enjoyed doing while in college. I first taught it during my student teaching at Alcoa (Tennessee) High School, with Ms. Minda Cedeno, and since, have been able to adapt and use the material in my eighth-grade art classes at Alcoa Middle School. The lesson […]