Letter Perfect
April 08, 2016

Letter Perfect

Whenever I find a 3-D project that everyone is successful with, I feel fortunate. These papier-mâché letters are one of those projects. Before beginning this project with my students, I present a lesson on typography, and introduce them to Johannes Gutenberg (c. 1398–1468) and the invention of the printing press. We discuss the enormous impact […]

Ribbons and Spheres
February 10, 2016

Ribbons and Spheres

As the “Introduction to Art” teacher, a diverse group of students from grades 9–12 attend my classes, all with varying levels of interest and ability. I have found that I need to ease the classes in to new skills and concepts, one baby step at a time. Learning to draw from life can be intimidating. […]