AMPed Up Curriculum / Article 2 of 10
September 06, 2017

AMPed Up Curriculum / Article 2 of 10

Article 2 of 10 The Still-Life Study … in Four! by Debi West The still-life study! Some teachers LOVE it, some do not. Some art students LOVE it and, again, some do not. So, how do we as art educators make this a lesson that everyone enjoys AND sees the value of being a part of? […]

AMPed Up Curriculum / Article 1 of 10
August 08, 2017

AMPed Up Curriculum / Article 1 of 10

Article 1 of 10 What’s in Store This Year … by Debi West I am very excited to be back again this year, writing another curricular series for my favorite art-education magazine, Arts & Activities! This year, I will be sharing my advanced art lessons with you all. I have been honored to teach children through the […]

Technical Meets Creative / Lesson 10 of 10
May 09, 2017

Technical Meets Creative / Lesson 10 of 10

Lesson 10 of 10 Altered Books: The Art II Way to Keep a Visual Journal by Debi West Who doesn’t love taking something old and turning it into something beautiful? Well, that’s exactly what my Art II students do throughout their second semester of class: they have weekly altered-book assignments that act as their performance final, […]

Technical Meets Creative / Lesson 9 of 10
April 04, 2017

Technical Meets Creative / Lesson 9 of 10

Lesson 9 of 10 Bike Studies by Debi West I am always excited to introduce my students to the bike drawing lesson in that I know that they will be quite challenged, but I also know they are ready for the challenge because their Intro Art curricula and Art II lessons have prepared them well. I think […]