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Teacher Tools: The Art Career Project

Teacher Tools: The Art Career Project

  When working to advocate for the arts, it’s helpful to be able to provide resources guiding students and parents to information about art careers and colleges. The Art Career Project is a great tool for searching career options, finding out paths to those options and exploring art schools.   You can visit The Art […]

Tips: How to Teach Art Online

Tips: How to Teach Art Online

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  I get a lot of questions about teaching art online, so I decided to do a live video to answer your questions, you can watch the recording below. Here are some other resources that you may find helpful: How to Create online courses Where to host your videos How to do group calls

Teacher Tools: How to make a digital timeline

Teacher Tools: How to make a digital timeline

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  I love when I learn new things from my students. Recently my AP Art History students were working on curating their own exhibitions. ( I love this project). One of the students added several timelines to their digital display and they were pretty cool. I did some extra clicking and searching and found out […]

Teacher Tools: How to grade art digitally and save yourself from the piles of artwork

Teacher Tools: How to grade art digitally and save yourself from the piles of artwork

  I don’t think I’ve ever met a teacher that says, “I love grading,” but it can be especially taxing on art teachers. Not only do you often have 10,000 students, but the work can be big, oddly shaped, fragile, and HEAVY. My students turn everything in digitally which allows me to grade from anywhere […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teacher Tools: Tate Shots: Videos for your art room

Teacher Tools: Tate Shots: Videos for your art room

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While talking to my mom, she mentioned that she was having trouble finding a particular email, when she mentioned this to her boss, in no time he had it. She was impressed with organized she imagined his inbox was and set forth a goal to organize hers as well. She was ready to create endless […]