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 […]