Serving Up Some Art on Clay Platters
September 13, 2016

Serving Up Some Art on Clay Platters

Because my students love clay, I feel fortunate to have a kiln. And, it is my understanding that, barring a disaster, it should last for my entire career. So I am “maxing it out” by doing as many fired clay projects as we possibly can from October to March. It is counterintuitive, but I have […]

Anthropomorphic Animal Collages Inspired by William Wegman
September 13, 2016

Anthropomorphic Animal Collages Inspired by William Wegman

Best known for his photographs of Weimaraner dogs dressed and posed in various settings, William Wegman is a fun artist for young children to learn about and discuss. Children love the dogs in his art work and the images provide a lot for kids to wonder and talk about. Many of the children in my […]

Drawing with Scissors
September 13, 2016

Drawing with Scissors

Henri Matisse has always been an artist whose work fascinates my elementary students. They are enthralled by his bright use of color and his intricate shapes and patterns. It was no surprise the latest Matisse-inspired project I taught was a smashing success with my third graders. We began by learning about matisse and how his […]

Triangulating with Libs: Celebrating Diversity and Community
August 10, 2016

Triangulating with Libs: Celebrating Diversity and Community

Are you looking for a beginning-of-the-year project that brings your school community together while celebrating the diversity of your student population as well? If the answer is no, then don’t read any further … just kidding! If you are, then you may want to check out the work of Libs Elliott. Libs is a quilt […]