Historical Heroes
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3w ago
A legacy project tied to contemporary artist Loui Jover Click image above to see more of Loui Jover's collage artworks which were the inspiration for this lesson. Every year I have my advanced classes, Art 3 and 4 create a legacy project. This usually takes the form of a mural for our school. As we explored our building, we noted that the hallway for our history rooms was bare and boring so we decided to take that are on this year.  Our history classes hallway Every location has challenges, and in this one, it is narrow but has heavy traffic. A mural would get scratched up, but indivi ..read more
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Scribbles & Pareidolia
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1M ago
An exercise in intuitive surrealism. I tried a Pareidolia lesson from teacher John Zilewicz from Facebook, on my last full day of class and my students were focused and silent! Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon that causes people to perceive ambiguous stimuli as meaningful visual objects. For example, people may see faces in landscapes, buildings, and furniture. For example, a house with a pattern that resembles a face can trigger an emotional response. I told my students that if they needed a point on their final grade to go from 79 to an 80, or an 89 to 90 I could us ..read more
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Art Contest or Exploitation
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1M ago
Why I don't participate in art competitions seeking free student work. Many art contests are exploitive opportunities to get free art by organizations that could be paying an artist a living wage, but instead get free submissions from children. Once in a long while I get “voluntold” to participate in an art contest by administration, but for the most part, I ignore contest emails especially when the prize is laughably small or nonexistent.   For example, I got an email from our local Red Cross for a mural competition. Within the email it said, “The selected mural will serve as a visual r ..read more
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Scaffolding Media
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1M ago
Letting students show you what they are ready to handle.  Some teachers like to dive into painting or clay at the beginning of the year as a way to create excitement for their class. If you are a new teacher this would be a horrible mistake. I have been teaching for more than 30 years and I’d rather stick forks in my eyes that do a painting lesson with a group of high school students I do not know, who do not know me, nor my expectations. You may also be building in unrealistic expectations and rewarding fun over the educational processes. I did a POST going over scaffolding projects, bu ..read more
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Recycling Fabric
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1M ago
Finger-weaving No-Sew Baskets with Video Tutorial ​Our school did it’s first school-wide PBL (Project Based Lesson) and as voted on by the district, “sustainability” was the winning theme. One of my classes focused on recycling plastic products through sculpture which you can see HERE. However, I have several students with sensory issues were adverse to using epoxy clay, so as I often do, I planned for an alternate exploration. Instead of recycling plastic, they were able to recycle fabric. According to www.earth.org, “Fast Fashion” is a huge contributor to global carbon emissions. “…fashion ..read more
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Independent Projects
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3M ago
Avoid Free-For-All Chaos in favor of Deep Dives.​ "Mockingbird" by Emily Uwabor, Acrylic on Canvas, featured at the NCMA in 2024. A portrait of her sister. ​When I say “independent,” I mean student driven but with clear expectations. “Do what you want” is a recipe for shallow explorations and wasted supplies. In a school, I want them to learn something more than using their time to make an image or create a “thing.” It’s important that every exploration we do, guided or independent, meets 3 requirements. ​ 1.They need to learn more about themselves 2.They need to be exposed to the art outsid ..read more
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Private Lessons & Art Camp
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4M ago
Advice, tips, and cautions for teaching privately. ​While being a public-school teacher I have also taught privately for over 25 years. I have seen requests in Facebook groups asking questions about teaching privately, so I will share my thoughts and advice here.   Your first consideration should be of liability. The USA is a litigious country so you need to keep that in mind when you plan. For example, I DO NOT RECOMMEND giving private lessons where you are the only adult with a child. (Nor do I recommend private lessons to adults.) Even in my own classroom, if I am tutoring a single st ..read more
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HIstorical Names
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4M ago
Researched illustrations of historical figures. Names are an easy way to build in originality and uniqueness. We have done student international name illustrations before HERE, and faculty/staff name HERE. They were a big hit and proudly displayed on staff doors! We have even done entire alphabets HERE, but a name is not quite as overwhelming as 26 letters. However when we ran out of staff, I had students pick from a list of important historical figure names to illustrate. They had to write 10 facts about the person they selected and incorporate what they learned into the imagery of their na ..read more
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International Idioms Illustrations
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5M ago
An exploration of literacy and languages in art "Peace, joy, pancakes" is a German phrase that describes a superficially intact, seemingly peaceful and carefree facade within a society. It is often used to express that one displaces problems rather than solving them I strive to make my culturally-tied lessons authentic because students learn more about themselves and appreciate the diversity around them. For this exploration we reflected in writing on their own cultural backgrounds. Students were assigned homework to speak with their parents about their family history. If a student was adopt ..read more
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Zines & Illustration Techniques
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5M ago
Exploring hatching, crosshatching, and Stipple through publishing I wanted to have my students learn about stipple and crosshatching in a practical way so I have applied it to an exploration using Zines. We know that these techniques reproduce well as prints. We can even see examples of it on our currency. Zines give us an opportunity to share knowledge and use these techniques and create an 8, 14, or 16-page publication.   Some subjects students were encouraged to explore were: Story Poem Joke Teach Inform Entertain   Though we could explore this at any size, I had tabloid paper ..read more
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