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1 Tool that makes Writing Easier

1 Tool that makes Writing Easier

  I tend to be a fast typer and a terrible editor, so discovering grammarly.com was like a dream come true. Seriously, it’s like having an English teacher looking over your shoulder reminding you to add commas and to stop using really over and over. Maybe you don’t love the idea of having an English […]

Are you Ready for an Advanced Art Class

Are you Ready for an Advanced Art Class

Your son or daughter will be a freshman next year and you’re wondering if either of the AP Studio Art classes would be appropriate.  Your child is mature and diligent, with future aspirations to go to art school and become a professional artist of some kind.  They’ve taken several online art classes and worked with […]

How to take a Gap Year as a Homeschool Student

How to take a Gap Year as a Homeschool Student

Can I still take an AP art or Art History course for credit if I’m taking a gap year? The simple answer is, yes. You’ve finished your high school credits, but aren’t totally sure what you want to do next, so you’re taking a gap year, and but still want to continue your learning. Taking […]

How to cut fabric into one long strip for weaving

How to cut fabric into one long strip for weaving

I’ve always been a fan of rag rugs, but not so much a fan of cutting sheets or t-shirts into strips, until I discovered this method of cutting that makes it nice and easy to make one long strip. To get started we’ll use a scrap piece of paper because it’s much less intimidating than […]

Why Does Art Matter

Why Does Art Matter

Why do I have to learn algebra, when am I ever going to use it? Why do I need to read THIS book, what does it have to do with my life? Kids of all ages are always asking why, and as the adult tasked with responding to them why, it can get a bit […]

What is an AP Art Class

What is an AP Art Class

Why would you take an AP art class? What does it get you? While you might have heard of AP English, Biology, or History, you may not realize that there are also 3 types of AP art classes. So why take an AP art class? Why Take an Ap course from louise kane on Vimeo. Get […]

How to decide what kind of loom to buy

How to decide what kind of loom to buy

Are you trying to decide if you want to get a floor loom or a Mirrix, and wondering what’s the difference? As an owner and user of both, I’m going to share the similarities and differences between the two. First we’re going to talk about a floor loom. I’ll always have a special place in […]

How to weave a Soumack Stitch  + mini studio tour

How to weave a Soumack Stitch + mini studio tour

While I share a lot of art lessons and ideas on this site, I’ve realized that for some strange reason I’m never teaching you anything about textiles ( and that’s my thing). So, we’re going to work on changing that, and I’ll be adding some weaving/ fiber art lessons, ideas, and inspiration into the mix. […]

How to put together an Art Portfolio

How to put together an Art Portfolio

  Near the end of the school year juniors and seniors flock into my artroom as they realize they need an art portfolio to apply to college. The stress arises because while many colleges tell students that they need to submit a portfolio, they aren’t overtly clear as to what needs to be included in a […]

What Homeschoolers Need to Know about Applying to Art College

During my senior year of high school I was struggling with depression and battling an eating disorder, all why attempting to decide where I wanted to go to college.  I knew that I wanted to be an art teacher, but the options of where to study seemed endless. I could go to a 4 year […]