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To Be An Artist

Artist isn’t a profession.

It is a type of person. It is a way of looking at and interpreting the world. As an artist, you see the world in a million different ways. 291 more words

Monday Randomness

Thankful for What We Have

I don’t usually talk directly about where I work, but today I am feeling particularly proud to be part of the Fairfax County Public Schools art program. 422 more words

Art Education

Art Prof Draw Along!

We’ve been experimenting with Instagram Live Video at Art Prof, which has been a fun new format for us to connect to our viewers. ¬†After getting feedback and troubleshooting the format, we are pleased to announce our… 218 more words


What is your purpose here?

I hope when you read, “What is your purpose here?” You can fully envision the scene from Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Man’s Chest. If not I think the image, below, is linked to a gif. 177 more words

Art Education


I admit to being on the fence about some media techniques we teach in elementary art. Take stitchery for example.

Is stitchery a medium and art form artists might choose to express their ideas in an artwork? 171 more words

Art Education

Everybody is an Artist

Joseph Beuys’ concept of social sculpture is perhaps one of the most important ideas that unite the fields of art and education.¬† He advocated that through art, human beings can make a greater contribution to society. 344 more words

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BHQFU - A Pedagogy for Artists by Artists

According to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, there is nothing in life that is truly free. I won’t get into the irony and implications of DeVos’ loaded statement (a response to Bernie Sanders’ proposal of free college tuition), however, it is explicit knowledge that our higher education system is broken, in part because of the predatory nature of for-profit companies that handle student loans. 336 more words

Art Education