The Vedic Square: Math Infusion in an Art-Based Curriculum
March 02, 2018

The Vedic Square: Math Infusion in an Art-Based Curriculum

I work for a school that believes in the use of arts infusion. As a sixth-grade digital art and technology teacher, I am always looking for new ways to develop interesting graphics projects for students to work on in the computer lab. Engaging students in critical thinking and artistic endeavors, helps to demystify some of the […]

“Valuing” Self-Portraits
February 02, 2018

“Valuing” Self-Portraits

I used to do this project with acrylic paint and have mixed the different values, but I was looking for a way to simplify this project for my students. Then I discovered gray-tone pastels. A box of them contains a white and a black pastel, along with four shades of gray from light to dark—more than […]

A Familiar Face: Exercise for First-Time Watercolorists
March 10, 2016

A Familiar Face: Exercise for First-Time Watercolorists

Watercolor painting relies on a variety of principles relating to brushwork, control and the physics of water. While at first glance it seems very simple, but watercolor can be quite complex. Making use of a range of application techniques will raise the image from a simple painting exercise to a serious watercolor work. High-school students […]