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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 […]

How Do You Advocate for the Arts?

How Do You Advocate for the Arts?

How do You Advocate for the Arts? Love. Love. Love, @heatherdayart .. the colors…layers…. drips…all of it makes me want to grab a brush and make a mess.. đź“· @heatherdayart A post shared by amber kane (@teacher.kane) on Nov 25, 2017 at 2:36pm PST This is a question that I’ve been thinking about a  lot […]

Professional Development for Art Teachers…. the fun kind

Professional Development for Art Teachers…. the fun kind

  What if you did something for yourself? What if you did something just because you wanted to because it seemed like it would be fun? What if didn’t have to turn into a lesson plan, or a thing to sell, what if it was just about joy……   In all of the hustle of […]

How do Differentiate with Sketchbook Prompts

How do Differentiate with Sketchbook Prompts

  In one of my advanced art classes, I have students with a pretty wide range of interests, some that are focused on photography, others drawing, and few others that are really interested in 2D design and abstraction, so I decided that I wanted to create a fun way to give them sketchbook prompts and […]

Art Related Movies on Netflix and Amazon

Art Related Movies on Netflix and Amazon

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My husband and I decided that we were going to see, ” Loving Vincent,” it’s incredibly rare that we go to a movie together, in fact, to the best of our memory we’ve only gone to the movies a handful of times in our 13 years together. We walked the mile to the theater, marched […]

What is the Purpose of Art Education

What is the Purpose of Art Education

  “Art performs this pacifying function in culture… Its practitioners create commonalities… I always quote a guy named Lewis Hyde, who wrote about primitive cultures, where there’s an exchange of gifts that cannot be kept but have to be passed on. And the passing on of gifts is a device to prevent people from killing […]

How to Engage Students with Art History + Community

How to Engage Students with Art History + Community

Showing and talking to students about works of art is one thing, but promoting them to explore the art that exists around them, helps them to both connect to the work and sparks curiosity for further learning and exploration. I spend a lot of time walking around Lancaster City, either going to and from work […]

Tips on Writing SLO’s for the Art Room

Tips on Writing SLO’s for the Art Room

  It’s the time of the year when you need to write out goals for yourself and for your students, this often seems a bit tricky when it comes to art, because these goals also have to be tracked and assessed, aka tied to data. You probably stay away from giving tests in your art […]

Teacher Tools: Sketchbook Project

Teacher Tools: Sketchbook Project

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After reflecting, I’ve realized that one place that I’d like to make stronger in my classes is the practice of process and using sketchbooks. I want to students of all levels to begin the practice of carrying a sketchbook wherever they go. Using it to write, draw, tape and glue bits and pieces that they find […]