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 […]

Bathing Beauties in Clay
July 08, 2016

Bathing Beauties in Clay

When the National Gallery of Canada held a Lisette Model retrospective, the image that was used to advertise the show was one of the artist’s Coney Island photographs. The curators had the  image enlarged to fill the entire southern flank of the gallery. One could see the Rubenesque bathing beauty in all her glory a […]