Technical Meets Creative / Lesson 4 of 10
November 10, 2016

Technical Meets Creative / Lesson 4 of 10

Lesson 4 of 10 Art of Anatomy by Debi West I always love it when science and art meet! This lesson is a perfect melding of the two subjects, in that students are creatively using a plastic skeleton to produce a unique piece of art. This project reiterates the importance of direct observation and teaches our students […]

Technical Meets Creative / Lesson 3 of 10
October 10, 2016

Technical Meets Creative / Lesson 3 of 10

Lesson 3 of 10 Creating with Charcoal   by Debi West Ahhhh, charcoal! I have found over the past 24 years that we either love it, or hate it! Regardless, it’s an essential medium to teach our students and one that teaches technical, patience, and really reiterates the art of “seeing” that, in my opinion, is one […]

Technical Meets Creative / Lesson 2 of 10
September 13, 2016

Technical Meets Creative / Lesson 2 of 10

Lesson 2 of 10 Left-Brain / Right-Brain Fun   by Debi West My art II students learn so much through their first portrait drawing lesson, as seen in article #1, so from this lesson I move them into another great one that has them better understanding the importance of drawing symmetrically and then opens them up […]

Technical Meets Creative / Lesson 1 of 10
August 10, 2016

Technical Meets Creative / Lesson 1 of 10

Lesson 1 of 10 The Art of Portraiture   by Debi West I am excited to have the opportunity to write another yearlong series of lessons for Arts & Activities magazine this year. I believe that the next 10 articles will give teachers wonderful ideas of where to take their Art II students. I currently teach about […]