Stepping Stones / June 2019
May 13, 2019

Stepping Stones / June 2019

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. SUMMER ACTIVITIES TO SHARE WITH STUDENTS by Heidi […]

Cross the Continents with Wyland
July 08, 2016

Cross the Continents with Wyland

PARTICIPATE IN THE 2016 NATIONAL MURAL CHALLENGE — Plan now to participate in the annual “Water is Life” Mural and Art Challenge, being held this year during October 1st through December 1st. FOR DETAILS VISIT: www.wylandfoundation.org/artchallenge For art teachers who think big, the Wyland Foundation and Arts & Activities magazine encourage you to sign your classes up for the […]

Welcome Summer with Some Festive Shirts
July 08, 2016

Welcome Summer with Some Festive Shirts

It’s time to shed the sweaters, coats and gloves, and create a bit of fun with a festive shirt that welcomes the warm, carefree summer days ahead! My fourth-graders designed these great paper shirts. As the first session began, students worked on designing random patterns. To prevent the designs from becoming too contrived, I decided […]

Ocean in a Box
July 08, 2016

Ocean in a Box

I teach at a school for the blind, where my students range in age from 5 to 15 years. All of them have varying degrees of vision and language, cognitive and fine-motor abilities. Clay is a popular medium, the children enjoy its elastic, tactile properties. In our annual clay unit this year, students had made sea […]