The Covid-19 crisis is a chicken with its head off, bounding its crazy path to who knows where. For now, the experts aren’t willing to venture predictions about very much, including how long the disease will rage, what its mortality profile will turn out to be, whether warmer temperatures will stop it in its tracks, … Continue reading Want to Save the Humanities? Bring out the Skulls — Cheers!
I’m a published author!!
I'm so happy with the research that came together for this post. The project will eventually yield an exhibition at the Lied Library on UNLV campus. I'll for sure post when it happens. Sadly, the exhibit was cancelled due to the Pandemic. The paper this article was derived from won the Lance & Elena Calvert … Continue reading I’m a published author!!
One Last Lesson
Yes! You can put away the Art Room and still have something to do. The students probably have the supplies for this artwork in their desks already. And the best thing (imho) here, is that the concepts and practiced skill learned in this lesson will give them something to do all summer or whenever they’re … Continue reading One Last Lesson
Art is Basic on Peter Reynolds
Recently, I was I am often drawn into Pinterest... In fact, it's a favorite place to find inspiration and feel like I am staying in touch with my artistic self. I see so many awesome lessons by art educators. I had to post about International Dot Day. You see, International Dot Day takes place at … Continue reading Art is Basic on Peter Reynolds
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ART PROJECT FILES – DONE!
It has taken me far too long to get these into the art room cabinet! Nevertheless, here they are! Some of these files hav samples and additional information ipertinent to the project or artist and some are just copies from the binder of lessons we bought. The lessons are sorted by grade: Kindergarten - Blue … Continue reading ART PROJECT FILES – DONE!
CLAY, CLAY, CLAY!
From clay prep, to storage to products and management, gathered in this post are a few tips to help you with your own clayfobia so you may enjoy working with kids and clay. The more prepared you are beforehand, the more smoothly your lesson can go. Prepping The Clay Prepping Clay Balls: Most projects require kids to start with … Continue reading CLAY, CLAY, CLAY!
Art Teacher Blogs. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! (Winslow Homer)
I am not a very original person. Most of the projects I do are crafted from lessons I photocopied at my first school and have made alterations on. Some I make out of samples of crafts that I could never think of myself. Finally, I love to pull ideas off Pinterest. There are so many … Continue reading Art Teacher Blogs. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! (Winslow Homer)
Dia de Los Muertos!!
It's October - which means Dia de Los Muertos is right around the corner! I imagine all other parent art volunteers are thinking of what Halloween or fall project to do while I sit here wondering if it's not too soon to start decorating the halls with sparkly Calaveras. Both would be beautiful of course … Continue reading Dia de Los Muertos!!
Planning a year of lessons
Some of the lessons in this plan are from purchased curriculum that our school owns so I won't be able to post them. This is a work in progress, so I'll update and repost as it gets filled. Any ideas??