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SHARPENED PENCILS, POUNDED CLAY

Teaching Art from the Hip and Heart

Self-Portraits Are Eye-Opening

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Lines, Lines, and More Lines

Every year I start off with teaching/reviewing the first element of art: lines.  Zentangles are a fantastic way to teach lines and patterns. Zentangles range from easy to complex and students get to practice adding their own twists to the designs they learn how to draw. Continue reading “Lines, Lines, and More Lines”

First Days Back in the Game

Warning: this is a long post.  Discussions of curriculum, TAB and choices are ahead. Continue reading “First Days Back in the Game”

‘Cause Baby You’re a Firework!

The biggest secret in kindergarten art is revealed: watercolors on top of crayon is magic. Continue reading “‘Cause Baby You’re a Firework!”

Bulletin Board for First Weeks of School

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Whole School Den Banners

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I did this lesson back in October and have previously posted it under Fall with Kindergarten (last year); however, I think it deserves a revisit. The main thing I did differently on this was a thinking routine.  This routine is “I used to think/Now I think.” Continue reading “Thinking Routines and Spiders”

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

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I love YouTube.  For many reasons.  I get to watch SNL skits that I wouldn’t get to see here in my land of sand.  I get to workout with trainers for five minutes at a time and turn them off when I’m done.  But, my number one reason for YouTube: free education.  Continue reading “Printmaking with YouTube”

My First Teaching Experience with Adults – GASP!

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