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Teacher Tools: Are you using Adobe Spark?

Teacher Tools: Are you using Adobe Spark?

  I haven’t used Adobe Spark very often, but every time I do sit down and use it, I question why in the world I don’t use it more. It’s easy, like click a few buttons easy, and makes things look beautiful and professional. So this is for you if you’ve never tried, I say […]

An Introduction to Digital Photography

An Introduction to Digital Photography

Digital photography can be a blast to teach, but it also comes with a lot of challenges. You might not have cameras or the proper technology for all of your students. You likely have some students that are great with a DSLR and others that have never seen one before. It’s also very possible that […]

Paper Weaving as Design

Paper Weaving as Design

  Yesterday I talked to you about new found love for paper weaving, I mean really, I’m a bit obsessed and plan to spend my weekend just me, the studio, and strips of paper.  In the event that you’re as excited about it as I am, here are some more ideas. Mixed media paper weaving […]

Does Paper Weaving Have to Be Elementary?

Does Paper Weaving Have to Be Elementary?

Making a weaving sketchbook… playing with paper and new patterns. A post shared by amber kane (@teacher.kane) on Aug 25, 2017 at 5:25pm PDT Most people think that weaving, especially paper weaving is something to teach in elementary school. It allows students to use a ruler, scissors, work on fine motor skills and get an […]

Have you tried making monoprints?

Have you tried making monoprints?

Printmaking might sound like a fun idea, but then you have to figure out how you’re going to afford all of the supplies for your students. I great way to explore printmaking and make a lot of awesome paper at the same time is through creating monoprints. One of my favorite things to use are […]

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 […]