Category Archives: Painting

Painting with Kids!

Twenty three years of making art with kids has allowed me to learn a few things along the way! Man-O-Man, I love a good system…and having one for painting sure makes the job a lot easier. I thought I’d share … Continue reading

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Stars are in the Air

As a “Kiick-Off” to our middle school Art is Elemental fire/air unit, we looked at some famous skies in art history. Each of my current sixth and seventh grade students received a 2 inch square cut from Starry Night and … Continue reading

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i.d.entity collage

Working with mixed media in the art room is like watching a tornado of materials and ideas flying around in circles until something settles into place.  My students have spent the past two weeks working on their i.d.entity collages. My … Continue reading

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500 years of Self-Portraits

I just taught an art history lesson to my students that highlighted 500 years of self-portraits. For my students, I think seeing and learning that virtually every artist has created a self-portrait (or tons of them) during their lifetime, put … Continue reading

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Self-Portrait Color Studies

Here are a few of my students’ 9 x 12 color studies. This is all in practice and preparation for their large monochromatic tempera batik paintings – coming soon! They’re all pretty cool as small ones, so our expectations are … Continue reading

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

My twenty-first year teaching also marked my first year teaching high school drawing and painting. When I accepted my position at the high school back in 1996, I was hired to teach a highly specialized crafts program. For the past … Continue reading

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