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 […]

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 […]