An Autumn Palette
October 05, 2017

An Autumn Palette

Mrs. G, I’m pretty sure we did this in elementary school.” My student was right: They probably did print leaves as youngsters. I immediately launched into the reasons that this would be not only different from grade-school efforts, but also suitable for high-schoolers. First, they would be producing an acrylic painting in a color scheme […]

Resisting Wax
November 10, 2016

Resisting Wax

There are a number of methods for decorating textiles, of course, including tie-dye and batik. Love the latter but, hot wax in my classroom? No way! I came up with two alternatives that are far more safe and smoke-free. One of these options is way more economical than cold wax, and the other can be […]