Stepping Stones / November 2017
October 05, 2017

Stepping Stones / November 2017

Stepping Stones is a monthly column that breaks down seemingly daunting tasks into simple, manageable “steps” that any art educator can take and apply directly to their classroom. Stepping Stones will explore a variety of topics and share advice for art-on-a-cart teachers and those with art rooms. BRINGING PHOTOGRAPHY TO YOUR CLASS WITH LIMITED RESOURCES by […]

Anthropomorphic Animal Collages Inspired by William Wegman
September 13, 2016

Anthropomorphic Animal Collages Inspired by William Wegman

Best known for his photographs of Weimaraner dogs dressed and posed in various settings, William Wegman is a fun artist for young children to learn about and discuss. Children love the dogs in his art work and the images provide a lot for kids to wonder and talk about. Many of the children in my […]

Telling Stories Visually
October 12, 2015

Telling Stories Visually

The Living History Veteran’s Project is a great opportunity for authentic learning experiences, and is a worthwhile project for everyone involved—teachers, students and veterans. It has been so successful, we are now in our fourth year. As an artist, teacher, and veteran myself, I look for ways we can welcome local veterans to our school. […]

Frida Kahlo, Painter, Imogen Cunningham
September 10, 2015

Frida Kahlo, Painter, Imogen Cunningham

DETAIL: Imogen Cunningham (American; 1883–1976). Frida Kahlo, Painter, 1931.  © 1931, 2015 Imogen Cunningham Trust. www.ImogenCunningham.com Women Artists ABOUT THE ARTIST Born in Portland, Oregon, at the tail end of the 19th century, Imogen Cunningham (1883–1976) would become one of 20th-century photography’s most innovative pioneers. She came to photography in her late teens and continued […]