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Sketchbook Stickers for your classroom

Sketchbook Stickers for your classroom

I like giving my students creative prompts for their sketchbooks and was playing with the idea of giving them the started drawings that they work to finish but wanted a fun way to incorporate them into their sketchbook. I had some labels lying around and decided to create stickers ( you can do the same […]

Exploring Self Portraits in Art

Exploring Self Portraits in Art

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We just wrapped up a mini unit on,”selfies” and so much fun exploring and creating. Portraits tend to be intimidating as students are sure that they don’t know how to draw eyes and noses, so collage is a nice way to allow them to explore, but remove some of the fear of drawing. We explored […]

An easy way to make and edit videos

An easy way to make and edit videos

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  A video is a great tool for the classroom, both for you the teacher to use, but also for your students, however, you don’t want to spend a lot of money, or have to spend endless hours trying to figure out how to edit a video. Soapbox, makes it easy to both create and […]

Teacher Tools: An Easy Way For your and Your students to make visuals

Teacher Tools: An Easy Way For your and Your students to make visuals

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  You want to make a great new resources to share with your students and or their parents, but InDesign gives you a headache. You want something that works quickly and easily, added bonus if it’s also FREE and easy to use with your students. Guess what Canva is exactly that!!! In the video below, […]

2D Design Lesson Round Up

2D Design Lesson Round Up

  Below is a collection of lessons and inspiration for High School 2D Design.  Sketchbook Inspiration Using 6 Word stories to help students develop ideas Illuminated Manuscript Project Making Marks, creating tools, and cutting Lesson on Design Principles Help students understand appropriation in art

Below you’ll find a list of my favorite tools and websites for integrating Art History and making cultural connections in your classroom. Teacher Tools: Short and Informative Videos about Art Teacher Tools: The Art Story is another goodie for the art history lover, but it’s a great site to let students explore, or to intro other […]

How to organize your Pinterest Account

How to organize your Pinterest Account

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Do you have one Pinterest board where you pin EVERYTHING, making it almost impossible to find what you’re looking for? Do you dream of the day when Pinterest makes it so that you can create a board inside a board? I know that I do! As an art teacher, it can be a challenge to organize all […]

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 […]

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. […]