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Embrace the Shake

So you decide to make an artwork. What materials will you use? How big will it be? What is your chosen subject? What style will you employ? 161 more words

Art Education


I was recently updating my links and clicking through other teacher’s blogs.When I was on Mrs. Gonzalez’s blog, I rediscovered her series of posts titled “ 83 more words

Why Teach

What does your art room say?

I am lucky to be able to visit many art classrooms. As I travel around to our different schools, few things are more obvious than the  way the art rooms are set up and the message they send to our students. 231 more words

Art Education

NASA says ART!

NASA director Charles Bolden was at a local high school today giving a talk to the astronomy classes. One of the art teachers, Kenny, jumped on the opportunity to take his advanced photography and computer graphics students to listen. 48 more words

Art Education

Realistic vs. Authentic

My school division is all abuzz about Project-Based Learning (PBL) and Performance-Based Assessment (PBA). In comparison with the No-Child-Left-Behind-years obsession with standardized testing, it is refreshing to see more emphasis on these approaches, but I believe we have a scalability problem.  257 more words

Art Education


Art making is a powerful way to understand the world around us. One of my criteria for quality art instruction, then, is that it must be designed – not just to allow – but to promote this process for our students. 51 more words

Art Education

Art Prof Etsy shop is OPEN!

Check out the new Art Prof Etsy shop!  You’ll find fun items like stickers and T-shirts designed by Janice Chun, Casey Roonan, and… 89 more words