Art On The Go!
March 07, 2019

Art On The Go!

The fourth-grade students at Loesche Elementary School were engaged in a lively discussion about modes of transportation and their function and purpose. The conversation led to their exciting observations of the many visually intriguing trucks that the children have seen on the local streets and highways. They collaboratively concluded that trucks can be large, moveable […]

Experimenting with Chalk: Vibrant Reptiles
February 04, 2019

Experimenting with Chalk: Vibrant Reptiles

This is one of my favorite lessons for introducing chalk. I have found that there are some students who have a difficult time using this color media. It can be a very messy medium, but if blended properly, can produce some striking effects. I have taught this to grades 2–5. If your science teacher discusses […]

Textural Portraits
November 07, 2018

Textural Portraits

Creativity is the fuel that powers our futures; we imagine new worlds and unearth ourselves. Results from my survey of more than 100 art teachers at the NAEA 2018 Convention, reveal that teachers feel the most important thing to teach in art class is creativity. As art educators, we should reevaluate what we think is […]

Airbrushed Butterfly Collage
May 10, 2018

Airbrushed Butterfly Collage

One of my favorite parts of doing art in a group setting is watching the kids give each other technique pointers, borrow ideas from each other, and then ooh and ahh over how “cool” something turned out. In the first part of this lesson, students collaborate to create a buffet of patterned paper using airbrushes […]