Round and Round
November 10, 2015

Round and Round

As many of you already know, I love to use current, living artists as the inspiration for my art lessons. I feel it makes the content more meaningful for the students because they can see how the concepts they are learning in art class are applied in our world today. One such artist is Matt […]

Tried & True Tips / October 2015
September 10, 2015

Tried & True Tips / October 2015

Tried & True Tips for Art Teachers is a monthly roundup of advice and wisdom from fellow art teachers, put together by the intrepid Glenda Lubiner.  Paper Art Mash-Up We made it through the beginning of another school year and by now you should be settled in, getting to know your new students, and on […]

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 […]

Secrets Of The Sea: Underwater Collages
June 15, 2015

Secrets Of The Sea: Underwater Collages

Both Picasso and Matisse practiced collage as an art form during their careers. True or false? About half of my sixth-grade class got this answer correct: True. I then showed them examples of each artist’s collages. As they viewed Matisse’s, they suddenly remembered studying his cut-paper works of art. Of course, there are many famous […]