Stencil Chalk Design
August 10, 2016

Stencil Chalk Design

This is what I call a high-success, low-stress project. The students love it. And, it is a perfect icebreaker at the beginning of the year. Back in the day, when I first started teaching art, representatives from the art supply catalogs would visit your school. They would bring free samples and, on occasion, demonstrate an […]

Sweet Treats
April 08, 2016

Sweet Treats

Are you looking for a “sweet hook” to use when introducing texture to your young students? Then you really must tap into the delicious street mosaics of artist Jim Bachor. Jim is a mosaic artist based in Chicago. He has been busy filling potholes around town with mosaics in a variety of themes—fashion patterns, cereal […]

Creative Collaboration
June 15, 2015

Creative Collaboration

The art room is certainly the right place for learning artistic skills, such as manipulation of a variety of media or how to use the elements of art, but it is also a prime location for students to develop social skills: the communication, problem-solving and self-management skills necessary for a student to maintain positive social […]