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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 […]

Do you know what the Drawing Issues Are?

Do you know what the Drawing Issues Are?

    For AP Drawing, the College Board says that students need to address the , ” drawing issues.”  When students hear the words, ” drawing issues,” they look confused and unsure, they’re often familiar with the elements and principles of art, but not drawing issues. However, after looking at examples, most high school art students […]

Lesson: How to bring Art History into a Project

Lesson: How to bring Art History into a Project

I know that I’m onto something when students thank me for creating and project, and continually tell me how much fun they’re having. That’s what happened with this Illuminated Manuscript Project. While most of the time my class is choice/TAB ( teaching for artistic behavior), where students develop their own ideas and prompts, every once and […]

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.. 📷 @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 […]

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 […]