Portraits of Frida
September 10, 2015

Portraits of Frida

We all know the feeling of impending doom that accompanies having to miss a day of work. No matter how wonderful the substitute, it just seems like art is one of those subjects that no one really feels comfortable teaching. None of us wants to return to work to find a classroom in disarray and […]

Integrating Art and Science with “Owl Moon”
September 10, 2015

Integrating Art and Science with “Owl Moon”

Owl Moon is a wonderful story of love and listening (Philomel Books; 1987). This quiet, gentle book—written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by John Schoenherr—has highly realistic images of a father and his little girl walking through nearby woods at night. And as the pair trudge through the deep snow “to find an owl,” the […]