Animal Spirit Coloring Book
May 11, 2016

Animal Spirit Coloring Book

One of my favorite projects to do with my eighth-grade students is the “Animal Spirit” project, which is inspired by the artwork by Sue Coccia (www.earthartinternational.com). This lesson has evolved since I discovered it years ago, during my student teaching. The original lesson plan came from Becky Levine, now retired from many successful years teaching […]

Matching with Miguel
December 10, 2015

Matching with Miguel

Balance. That’s what this project is all about. Old and new. Right and left. Choice and guidance. Speaking and listening. You get the idea. The inspiration for this project is the work of Mexican artist Miguel Mejía (aka “Neuzz”). Miguel’s visual vocabulary of bold lines, strong contrast and pattern stands out in a variety of […]

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 […]