Building a Strong Foundation / Lesson 4 of 10
November 10, 2015

Building a Strong Foundation / Lesson 4 of 10

Lesson 4 of 10 Grid Art by Debi West I know most of you are saying, “Wow, Debi … really…? Grid art?” My response? An emphatic yes! The reason? Because it works! Grid art builds student confidence like no other lesson I teach. Grid art teaches our students the importance of measuring, proportion, line, shape, value and […]

Building a Strong Foundation / Lesson 3 of 10
October 12, 2015

Building a Strong Foundation / Lesson 3 of 10

Lesson 3 of 10 Contour Studies by Debi West I have come to think of LINE as the most essential element in art, and the one I teach my students early on. Some may argue with this thought, but I believe line forms the shapes of all objects. It is important that we teach our students to […]

Building a Strong Foundation / Lesson 2 of 10
September 10, 2015

Building a Strong Foundation / Lesson 2 of 10

Lesson 2 of 10 Visualizing Vocabulary by Debi West Elements! Principles! Media! Art History! Techniques! Careers! In Gwinnett County, art educators have so many objectives to teach students that it can often feel daunting, especially when we consider the vast amount of art vocabulary they are required to master by the time final exams roll around! […]

Building a Strong Foundation / Lesson 1 of 10
August 10, 2015

Building a Strong Foundation / Lesson 1 of 10

I’ve been teaching visual art for 23 years and I still learn every day! After working at the elementary level for 14 years, I moved over to the high school arena and, from day one, I realized my secondary students were very similar to my younger ones, and that all kids love a pat on […]