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 […]

Very Hungry Caterpillars
October 05, 2017

Very Hungry Caterpillars

When my kindergarten students entered the art room, they were surprised to see balloons sitting on the tables next to the paint. I told them that instead of using a paintbrush to apply paint for this project, we would be using balloons! They were excited, but curious—a great way to start any project! SESSION 1 […]

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 […]