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This is why

This is why we teach with big ideas… why every art lesson should be based in exploring a meaningful concept… and not just an art concept, but a concept that helps our students (and us) better understand what it is to be human. 241 more words

Art Education

Stop Grading Art

Last year I had the brilliant idea to give a presentation to art educators called Stop Teaching Art. Classy, right?! This year, I presented the sequel: … 1,339 more words

Art Education

Evaluating a student survey on gender

I have been reading the book Where the Girls Are (Douglas, 1995). It’s a great read that discusses the mixed messages sent to women by mass media and pop culture from the late 50’s onward. 1,966 more words

Exploring why we make art

I have recently finished reading the book, Live through this: On creativity and self-destruction (Chapadjiev, 2008). It’s a book made up of twenty-one essays by female artists describing how their art making was used to survive and process various traumas and self-destructive behaviors. 442 more words

I spent the day as a high school student and boy are my legs tired.

Painting by former student Rachel Clemente

Recently, my administration offered the staff the opportunity to be a student for the day. Of course I jumped at the chance. 1,576 more words


Very proud to see so many current Fairfax County art educators presesenting the exciting work they are doing. Kudos and a big shout out to each of you. 161 more words

Art Education


A great day-one at the VAEA annual conference included a full afternoon of presenting and learning (after a long drive this morning).

Thanks to all of you who came out to hear about SUBVERSIVE ARTMAKING, and for the STOP GRADING ART session. 28 more words

Art Education