3D Intro Art / Article 3 of 10
October 08, 2018

3D Intro Art / Article 3 of 10

Article 3 of 10 Who Am I? Relief Sculptures by Debi West I think it’s always so important to ask our students to think deeply about who they are. I start off many of my projects with this idea in mind, but for this lesson it’s more about what encompasses them as a person. This lesson […]

3D Intro Art / Article 2 of 10
September 10, 2018

3D Intro Art / Article 2 of 10

Article 2 of 10 Cardboard Relief Sculptures by Debi West There’s just something really awesome about cardboard! I remember early in my career how excited I got when all of the new art supplies arrived in boxes of all sizes. After the supplies were organized and put into their proper locations, being an environmentalist (and […]

Nichos: The Art of Remembering
September 10, 2018

Nichos: The Art of Remembering

The 2017 release of the animated film, Coco, thrust the Day of the Dead—or Dia de los Muertos—even more into the zeitgeist of popular culture. While this holiday may be new to many Americans, it has always been a favorite in art rooms across the country. Dia de los Muertos is traditionally celebrated Nov. 1–2, […]

Summertime Sculpture: Squeaky-Clean Tikis
May 10, 2018

Summertime Sculpture: Squeaky-Clean Tikis

Soap carving is an easy, inexpensive, and pleasant-smelling way for students to try subtractive sculpture! I piloted this project with my Art Club to determine where students might struggle with the process. I also wanted to see if the end results would actually look like tikis before extrapolating it to a full class project. The […]