MAY: Homage to Kurt Schwitters
April 15, 2019

MAY: Homage to Kurt Schwitters

DETAIL: Strebtvorwärts Collective. Mural: Homage to Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948), 2011. The Velberstraße, North Linden district of Hanover, Germany. ONLINE EXTRAS click here for resources related to this art print  Want To Have This Month’s Full-Size Art Print and Lesson Plan For Your Classroom? Order Your Copy of A&A May 2019 Issue For Only $6 Download a PDF of A&A May […]

Artists Up Close
April 10, 2019

Artists Up Close

For the past 10 years, I have focused on introducing my students to a wide variety of contemporary artists. I feel that doing so can make the content of my art curriculum more relevant and engaging for my students. Kids want to see how what they are learning and experimenting with in class is being […]

Multiple Lines and Making Murals
August 07, 2018

Multiple Lines and Making Murals

I usually introduce my students to the work of an individual artist with each activity, but every once in a while, I get a little wild and throw three or four at them at once. That was the case with this fun one. My fifth-graders looked at the work of Jason Woodside, local San Diego artist […]

Metallic Emoticon Mural
January 03, 2018

Metallic Emoticon Mural

One of my favorite ways to start my ceramics course is with a collaborative project that introduces and reviews clay construction techniques. I have both beginning and advanced ceramics students in the same period, so I love finding new ideas. I was excited when I saw inspiring artworks at Portland, Oregon’s Saturday Market. Sculptor Andrew […]