Technical Meets Creative / Lesson 6 of 10
January 10, 2017

Technical Meets Creative / Lesson 6 of 10

Lesson 6 of 10 Theme and Variation by Debi West As I’ve mentioned, this Art II course is one of my favorites. Why? Because students are learning to take their technical artistic skills to the next level by thinking creatively. This lesson, which I often use as a midterm, is perfect in that it does exactly […]

Technical Meets Creative / Lesson 5 of 10
December 09, 2016

Technical Meets Creative / Lesson 5 of 10

Lesson 5 of 10 Still-Life Series by Debi West I love doing still-life studies with my students. From the beginning art student to the seasoned, it’s always an exciting challenge to not only create a still-life set up that will inspire students and push them to their personal best, but to incorporate the textures that are so […]

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 […]

The Values of Our Flag
October 10, 2016

The Values of Our Flag

Each year, my school hosts a veteran’s appreciation day. Local veterans are invited to attend a luncheon in our media center, where they are entertained by our school band and honored by staff, students and administrators. I provide the decorations, which most recently included my students’ drawings of our nation’s flag. The introductory-level drawings were […]