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Wildsmith: 1st Grade

The artist: Brian Wildsmith. He create great illustrations for ABC books (and others) using a mixed media technique. Students focused on one of three animals and used crayon resist, watercolors, paint, stamping, and chalk to complete their Wildsmith inspired work. 13 more words

Elementary Portfolio

Artist Teacher Exhibition

Congratulations to the 46 artist-teachers whose work was included in this year’s Artist Teacher Exhibition, and thank you to all who made last nights reception a great success! 316 more words

Art Education

Art Teacher Leaders

The world of education needs more art teachers who are instructional leaders. I had two brief opportunities recently to stand on this soap box, most exciting of which when a good sized group of art teacher colleagues chose to come to an evening leadership training session. 461 more words

Art Education

A Local Art Curriculum

At my state art ed conference I was reminded that many art teachers around the state do not have a local art curriculum. With recently revised… 475 more words

Art Education

Time for PD and planning

Yesterday we had a county-wide staff development day (and student holiday), a day dedicated to providing time for teachers to gain valuable training within the contract day and without interfering with instruction. 453 more words

Art Education

The Value of Exhibition

Ah, the blank walls of a gallery… as exciting, intimidating, and wrought with potential as a blank canvas or an empty page. 357 more words

Art Education