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Teacher Tools: The Art Career Project

Teacher Tools: The Art Career Project

  When working to advocate for the arts, it’s helpful to be able to provide resources guiding students and parents to information about art careers and colleges. The Art Career Project is a great tool for searching career options, finding out paths to those options and exploring art schools.   You can visit The Art […]

AP Art Classes for Homeschool Students

AP Art Classes for Homeschool Students

learn art online from amber kane on Vimeo. You know that you love art and that you’re good at it, but you feel stuck in a rut, and like you’ve taken your work as far as you can without help. You’re thinking about wanting a creative career after high school, but you and your parents, […]

Do you know what the Drawing Issues Are?

Do you know what the Drawing Issues Are?

    For AP Drawing, the College Board says that students need to address the , ” drawing issues.”  When students hear the words, ” drawing issues,” they look confused and unsure, they’re often familiar with the elements and principles of art, but not drawing issues. However, after looking at examples, most high school art students […]

Lesson: How to bring Art History into a Project

Lesson: How to bring Art History into a Project

I know that I’m onto something when students thank me for creating and project, and continually tell me how much fun they’re having. That’s what happened with this Illuminated Manuscript Project. While most of the time my class is choice/TAB ( teaching for artistic behavior), where students develop their own ideas and prompts, every once and […]

Tips: How to Teach Art Online

Tips: How to Teach Art Online

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  I get a lot of questions about teaching art online, so I decided to do a live video to answer your questions, you can watch the recording below. Here are some other resources that you may find helpful: How to Create online courses Where to host your videos How to do group calls

How to Use your Sketchbook more in 2018

How to Use your Sketchbook more in 2018

Is this the year that you commit to having students work in a sketchbook, or maybe, you want to work in one yourself? Below you’ll find a collection of sketchbooks prompts and ideas to use on yourself or with your students. How do Differentiate with Sketchbook Prompts Teacher Tools: Sketchbook Project How to make an […]

Teacher Tools: How to make a digital timeline

Teacher Tools: How to make a digital timeline

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  I love when I learn new things from my students. Recently my AP Art History students were working on curating their own exhibitions. ( I love this project). One of the students added several timelines to their digital display and they were pretty cool. I did some extra clicking and searching and found out […]

Teacher Tools: How to grade art digitally and save yourself from the piles of artwork

Teacher Tools: How to grade art digitally and save yourself from the piles of artwork

  I don’t think I’ve ever met a teacher that says, “I love grading,” but it can be especially taxing on art teachers. Not only do you often have 10,000 students, but the work can be big, oddly shaped, fragile, and HEAVY. My students turn everything in digitally which allows me to grade from anywhere […]

How to Use Technology for Art Critiques

How to Use Technology for Art Critiques

As an art teacher, you know that having your students practice the critique process is important, but getting students to give thoughtful feedback and getting everyone to participate can feel like you’re teaching advanced calculus, and we all know that you don’t want to do that. , plus you have such a limited amount of time […]

How to Crochet a Hat ( super easy)

How to Crochet a Hat ( super easy)

  There is something about snow that makes me want to crochet, and once I start crocheting, I have trouble stopping. My husband told me that it was to be 28 degrees, which sent me into some kind of crazy tailspin ( I”m always cold), and was sure that there was no way that I […]