The art classroom is a unique place and conventional classroom management techniques don't always apply here.
As an art teacher I really struggled with finding the right methods to fit my classroom. Since I teach elementary grades up through high school in the same classroom (private school), … Continue reading →
Simple is Often the Best Solution
Problem: Need a platform that can hold a small still life as well as cut out visual background "noise" so students can focus on the objects while drawing from direct observation.
Solution: Easy DIY Folder Background for Small Still Life Drawings
I have … Continue reading →
Handmade journals and sketchbook are a thing of beauty! There is nothing like a hand-crafted journal to inspire every creative person. Writers, artists, designers, travelers and poets want nothing more than special place to capture their thoughts, ideas, dreams, goals, and memories. For the … Continue reading →
Palette Art Classroom Management Point System
Classroom management in "specials" classrooms looks different than the traditional classroom. The class palettes art classroom management system is a 5 point-based system loosely based on the book “Classroom Management for Art, Music, and PE … Continue reading →
Mixed Media Art Summer Camp Project Ideas
This summer I am teaching two summer camp art sessions: mixed media and painting. These sessions are 1 hour per day for 4 days and are part of a full day camp at my school. Mixed media is so much fun because it is open to more mediums and combination of … Continue reading →
Start the Year with a B.A.N.G!
Anyone who teaches knows how important the first day and first week of school is - no matter what subject you teach! It is VITAL that students begin to understand and practice art classroom rules, procedures-like Art Jobs, Give Me 5, End of Class Tasks and … Continue reading →