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Looking for some sketchbook inspiration?

Looking for some sketchbook inspiration?

  In the last post, we looked a lot of different types of sketchbooks and talked about the pros and cons of many them. I asked you to think about what kind of medium you might use and how that will affect the weight of paper that you need. To think about the size of your […]

How to select the perfect sketchbook

How to select the perfect sketchbook

  A tool that every artist/ creative person should never leave the house without, is a sketchbook, however, going to the art store for the first time to pick out your perfect sketchbook can be a bit overwhelming, as there are so many choices, and you may not be sure how to decide which is […]

Exploring paint mixing: Sketchbook exploration

Exploring paint mixing: Sketchbook exploration

You feel like you should be making something, but you don’t know what to make, and you can’t seem to get yourself to start. You don’t have any good ideas, you don’t have the time, or you aren’t quiet as good at drawing as you want to be. Today I want you to push all […]

11 Ways to use Watercolor

11 Ways to use Watercolor

” To change, we must at some stage understand something differently. Collaborating toward innovation is really about acting into the unknown. When does it all make sense? Only once we do something.” ( From : The Art of Critical Making) Watercolor is such a fun medium, and there are so many things that you can […]

What happens when you don’t know what questions to ask?

What happens when you don’t know what questions to ask?

So you really love making art, you think that you’re pretty good it, but you have no clue what to do next. You’ve taken lessons, watched youtube videos, and thought about highering a private tutor, but you know that being an artist is about more than being able to make pretty things, but you just […]

Are you teaching your students to be creative thinkers?

Are you teaching your students to be creative thinkers?

How to have time to add one more thing to your curriculum. You want to teach your students to be more creative, but you also feel like you don’t enough time to add another thing to your already packed schedule. When thinking about any of your lessons, you need to get to the heart of […]

Teacher Tools: How to use Speech to Text to Help your Students

Teacher Tools: How to use Speech to Text to Help your Students

Do you have students that STRUGGLE with writing? Maybe they can’t seem to get their thoughts down on paper in a coherent fashion. Maybe their handwriting is a disaster, or maybe they just broke the hand that they use to write. Using a speech to text tool is a great adaptation for all of the above. […]

What kind of Job can you get if you love art?

What kind of Job can you get if you love art?

In school, no matter what kind of school it is, we tend to spend a lot of time learning information, skills, and techniques, but we often miss the conversations about how to apply the information or what to do with your new skill set. You’re trying to decide where or if to go to college. […]

How to manage your artroom with online grading

How to manage your artroom with online grading

As an art teacher, it can feel overwhelming to keep track of all of the student’s projects and grades, and still be able to find the surface of your desk. I started out by only grading one or two of my classes work digitally and quickly made the switch to all students. I’ve experimented with […]

Spending more time studying art makes you stand out in a crowd of sameness.

Spending more time studying art makes you stand out in a crowd of sameness.

Spending more time studying art makes you stand out in a crowd of sameness. I don’t mean that you’re going to stand out because you’re suddenly going to start dying your different hair colors and wearing crazy clothes ( although that happens sometimes). Instead, you’re going to stand out because you’re going to have a […]