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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

Art Education

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

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