Jan 8, 2014

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Do Students Need to Plan?

Do Students Need to Plan?

As a former project manager, I understand fully the importance of the phases...

Dec 30, 2013

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The Great Artists Copy

The Great Artists Copy

I was standing in a small art gallery in New Bern, NC staring at a six foot,...

Dec 26, 2013

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Use art2day for your Contemporary Ar...

Use art2day for your Contemporary Art Needs!

Showing examples of artists’ work is a great way to get the creative...

Dec 16, 2013

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12 Days of Photoshop: Free Lesson Pl...

12 Days of Photoshop: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: High School Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Shape, Color,...

Dec 11, 2013

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The Hardest Student I Never Taught: ...

The Hardest Student I Never Taught: Have A Day

Before receiving my certification in visual arts, I worked for several years...

Dec 4, 2013

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The Art Show: Celebrating Process or...

The Art Show: Celebrating Process or Product?

For the artist, making art is a long process that mixes thought, creativity...

Nov 26, 2013

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No Photoshop? No Problem!

No Photoshop? No Problem!

Anyone who knows anything about digital art knows Photoshop. Photoshop has...

Nov 15, 2013

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A Simple and Streamlined Printmaking...

A Simple and Streamlined Printmaking Shortcut

When purchasing printing blocks, it is possible to order sheets as big as...

Nov 6, 2013

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Promote Your Class With Video

Promote Your Class With Video

Videos are a great way to advocate for your class. Whether it is a highlight...

Nov 1, 2013

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Reward Students For Their Hard Work:...

Reward Students For Their Hard Work: Have A Fun Friday!

Have you ever had a student complain about an art project? “This is hard,”...

Oct 29, 2013

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What Makes Great Art, Great?

What Makes Great Art, Great?

High school students are capable of producing some amazing artwork. Every art...

Oct 22, 2013

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Make Art History Sticky: Using Hooks...

Make Art History Sticky: Using Hooks to Help Students Learn

A few years ago, I read a book by Chip and Dan Heath titled Made To Stick: Why...

Oct 7, 2013

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Skeletons Can Improve Student Growth...

Skeletons Can Improve Student Growth in Drawing 348%

With Halloween right around the corner, skeletons will be out in full force....

Oct 4, 2013

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Interactive Self Portrait with a Car...

Interactive Self Portrait with a Cartoon: Free Lesson Plan Download

Grade Level: MS/HS Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Shape, Color,...

Sep 26, 2013

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Develop Theme-Based Lessons for a Mo...

Develop Theme-Based Lessons for a More Authentic Experience

When writing lesson plans, most teachers start with the objective: What will...

Sep 16, 2013

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Motivate Students With The Great Ame...

Motivate Students With The Great American Sketchbook Game

It would seem art teachers tend to understand the value of the sketchbook...

Sep 3, 2013

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My PLC Just Formed… Now What?

My PLC Just Formed… Now What?

“PLC” (Personal Learning Community) has become a popular...

Aug 30, 2013

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Art Prerequisites? Who Needs ‘...

Art Prerequisites? Who Needs ‘Em!

Traditionally, the schedules of high school art classes have been linear. Art...

Aug 20, 2013

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The Top 10 Contemporary Artists to T...

The Top 10 Contemporary Artists to Teach Alongside Traditional Artists

As art teachers, many of us appreciate the classical artworks created over the...

Aug 8, 2013

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Newimals: Free Lesson Plan Download

Newimals: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: MS/HS Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Shape, Color,...

Aug 1, 2013

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Light Graffiti: Free Lesson Plan Dow...

Light Graffiti: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: MS/HS Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Positive/Negative...

Jul 22, 2013

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Letting Students Choose Materials: D...

Letting Students Choose Materials: Do You Dare?

I saw a tweet that read, “The job of the artist is to have an idea and find...

Jul 17, 2013

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Art History Kites: Free Lesson Plan ...

Art History Kites: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: MS/HS Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Form, Line Art Skills:...

Jul 2, 2013

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5 Tips for Connecting Classrooms wit...

5 Tips for Connecting Classrooms with a Collaborative Project

Collaborating with another school on an art project can be one of the most...