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I was informed of this documentary by a professor. It’s a story of a young, homeless girl with a list of life tragedies that would seem insurmountable. 362 more words

My Letter to V.A.S.E.

I sent a letter to the directors of the Visual Art Scholastic Event here in Texas. I thought some of you might find it interesting as you reflect of your year and review your preparation for this event. 550 more words

there’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I’m too clever

What is my role as an art educator? What am I doing? Why am I important? These are hugely important questions to ask ourselves. It took a few years to get out from under the mountains of lesson planning and research and designing and redesigning my courses to even get to the point that I had the time to ask these questions. 590 more words

Project Planning to Develop Unique Student Vision

There’s an annual event here in Texas called VASE. I will cover it in depth at a later time, I am sure, but for now, if you’re not familiar, it’s a statewide high school art show. 1,651 more words

Who are you really grading for?

I have a student who has been in at least one of my classes for the last three years. He’s a spectacular young artist and has more accolades and awards than I can instantly recall. 1,229 more words

Inviting Death into the Classroom

This is one of my favorite lessons, so I thought I would share it with you. Feel free to take it in whole or in part. 1,272 more words

My Fluxus Conundrum

Like most art teachers, my day is divided into two types of classes. I have the advanced classes with students who really enjoy art and keep coming back to learn, grow, and refine their art making. 1,506 more words