Building A Strong Foundation / Lesson 8 of 10
March 10, 2016

Building A Strong Foundation / Lesson 8 of 10

Lesson 8 of 10 Acrylic Fruit Studies by Debi West To draw what you see can be difficult. It takes time to learn to “see” and it takes time, and a lot of practice, to develop the necessary drawing skills needed to showcase this learned task. I explain this to my students from the first day […]

Building A Strong Foundation / Lesson 7 of 10
February 10, 2016

Building A Strong Foundation / Lesson 7 of 10

Lesson 7 of 10 Watercolor Still-Life Work by Debi West I love to teach my students the magic of watercolor painting! As a watercolor artist, it’s one of my favorite lessons. It’s all about the experimentation and learning to trust that, often, watercolor is going to do what it wants to do. I often call this lesson, […]

Building A Strong Foundation / Lesson 6 of 10
January 08, 2016

Building A Strong Foundation / Lesson 6 of 10

Lesson 6 of 10 Midterm Triptychs by Debi West After the first few months of school, I like to assess my students with a project-based midterm to see what they have learned and retained. Of course, we are all charged with giving county midterms, but I also like to see where my students are in terms […]

Building a Strong Foundation / Lesson 5 of 10
December 10, 2015

Building a Strong Foundation / Lesson 5 of 10

Lesson 5 of 10 Creative Color Wheels by Debi West As I was designing my curriculum for my secondary intro visual art students, I realized that they needed to better understand color theories, as this is an important part of their art learning foundation. I have also realized over the years that simply telling our students […]