Past/Present Printmaking Mashup
October 10, 2016

Past/Present Printmaking Mashup

No. I don’t think the Empire had Wookiees in mind when they designed her, Chewie.” — Han Solo, responding to Chewbacca’s frustration with their stolen Imperial Shuttle in Return of the Jedi. I’m a Star Wars geek, what can I say? That said, in terms of engaging students in our classrooms, we need to respond […]

Tried & True Tips / November 2016
October 10, 2016

Tried & True Tips / November 2016

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. Printmaking & Image Transfer “Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.” — William Blake Now is a great time to take a few minutes and breathe, relax and […]

Stepping Stones / November 2016
October 10, 2016

Stepping Stones / November 2016

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. ADVENTURES IN PRINTMAKING by Heidi O’Hanley A few months […]

Double Self-Portraits in the Style of Chuck Close
March 10, 2016

Double Self-Portraits in the Style of Chuck Close

Chuck Close has always been one of my favorite artists. Not only do I love his strikingly inventive style of painting large-scale portraits, but I also love his story. Close overcame many obstacles in his life, including learning disabilities and a spinal cord collapse that ultimately left him paralyzed from the neck down. Close remains […]