I have always loved the idea of collage. It’s always been very messy though and I end up hoarding way more things than I would like in an effort to make my project.  This project was a great way to push through the mess and learn how to create some really fun things with lots […]

I’m doing it.  I’m finally doing it.  Next year, my classroom is going TAB.  Well, at least for my older grades. Fingers crossed.  Continue reading

This project was done at the beginning of the year, as a way to get the kids into the art room, working together, while we “waited” for more students to arrive from their summer vacations.  It was such a huge success that many students put their finished socks into the art show, and I am planning on doing this activity with more classes and developing it as I go. Continue reading

I am so proud of my color wheel unit.  Yes.  I am bragging.  But, I have to say, this unit did it all.  Continue reading

Browsing through Pinterest one day, I found this post:

http://www.smallhandsbigart.com/silberzweig-self-portraits/

And I got so excited!  I had never heard of Sandra Silberzweig before.  If you haven’t you are in for a treat. Continue reading

Sometimes it gets lonely in the art room.  I am the only one here who does my job.  The positives of being the one art teacher is that I have freedom from planning meetings, common assessments, etc.  Freedom, baby, yeah.

But, there’s a lot to be said for having a team. When things don’t go well you can run next door and ask for advice.  You can share your woes and triumphs because you have a team.  Your peeps.  They understand.  They’ve got your back.  I run down the halls excited about something that went really well.  People nod their heads and say, “That’s great.”  But they really don’t understand.  They don’t know the amount of work it took to get the kids to this point because they are not on my team.  Our experiences are just too different.  Right?!

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I love Georgia O’Keeffe.  She is probably my favorite artist.  Not only is her artwork beautiful, mesmerizing, and surreal, I have the upmost respect for how she navigated the art world when it was dominated by men.

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