Creature Canjos
May 13, 2019

Creature Canjos

An opportunity to create a memorable art/music experience presented itself at our school. A speaker on Project Based Learning (PBL) inspired us to develop a unit on “canjo” making and embellishment. What is a canjo? It is a relative of banjos but is made with … you guessed it: cans! There is a long history […]

Altered Books for K-2
May 09, 2017

Altered Books for K-2

Book arts are all the rage in the world of grownup art making, but how can this medium be made available to early elementary students? Following are some great concepts and strategies to try. First tip: use board books! A great many of them lack the literary “chops” to be saved for academic reasons. What […]