Second grade is the oldest grade I work with this year so I’m trying to stretch them as much as I can in the drawing area.  Learning how to draw objects is a tricky thing for small children.  I love children’s art and never ever want them to lose their imagination or creativity; so teaching them realistic drawing skills is a mixed bag.  How do they get the skills AND keep their own drawing style? Continue reading

Want a cool way to integrate paper scraps, string, glue, and various materials into sculptures showing the basic lines?  Look no farther than this line project.  Continue reading

I was wandering around the Internet the other day, don’t know what I was looking for, when all of the sudden, this caught my eye:

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And it has been the best time ever! Continue reading

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Thank you, Muhammad Ali.

Meditating and exercising almost daily; treating MY art practice like it’s my job.  Feeling good.  Would love to hear how ya’all keep motivated.

This was a lesson that has now sparked a collaboration with various teams based on a two things: beauty and eating. Continue reading

Every year, as part of my curriculum, we do a self-portrait. It’s been an interesting journey since I have students from kindergarten to grade three.  I get to see their progression each year.  This year, I was ultra impressed by my second-grade students.  Continue reading