Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Grades 3-5 have been trying different perspective techniques in their artwork to creat the illusion of space. These are lessons I return to again and again because they offer some personal choices and connections for the students while giving them technical experience.
Monday, February 1, 2021
I have a new Mystery Drawing out and I thought you might like to see how I present them to my students, so I am sharing this video with you. This one involves a special day in February - no spoilers, so watch the video to find out more! Feel free to share with your class if you like.
This one is available in a pack on Teachers Pay Teachers called Mystery Drawings: Seasons and Holidays - it is a bundle that will continue to grow as I add more. I have three other sets of mysteries with five in each that have been very popular with teachers in both the art room and the classroom.
I started using these Mystery Drawings in my class years ago on special days when focusing was a challenge, like the day before a break or a holiday. I discovered that the kids really enjoyed them and it kept them engaged as we revealed the clues. I use them with a variety of elementary grades and I just adapt the lesson to be more or less challenging by simplifying shapes or adding more detail. Now we do one per quarter and it has been a fun way to draw together, whether remotely or in the art room. Let me know if you have any questions!
If you don't see the video below, click "view web version" at the bottom of the page on your device.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
I am so excited to announce that my new book, ABC Arts, is releasing today! I am celebrating with a giveaway - just leave a comment on this blog post and I will select a random winner tonight, 1/26.