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Learning About Experimentation

I’m going to give into my nature, here, and ask questions. (I’m usually better at this than answering them.) My question is this — What do we want art students to learn about experimentation? 271 more words

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Assignments That Change Lives

Do your art assignments change lives? They can.

I was a little slow to share this NPR article about writing assignments, but I’d like to invite you, my art-education friends to read it replacing the idea of writing with artmaking. 96 more words

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Art Fictionism

An article in today’s Washington Post – An Art Brand, Born in DC – illustrates an interesting conflict in our beliefs about artists. 299 more words

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Conceptual art and the selfie taker

For quite a while, I was afraid to present complex, conceptual art to the Art 1 classroom. Conceptual art demands a lot of its audience. Anyone can walk up to a painting from the renaissance and understand the highly skilled narrative illustration while appreciating the skill and beauty. 243 more words

Blergh, and other guttural sounds I make at this time of year.

I’m starting the process. I’ve given out final assignments and exam reviews. I’ve started packing up any unused supplies and taking down posters for art competitions long since past. 343 more words


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