Kids love to make comics. As an art teacher, I see them drawing their favorite characters or creating their own almost every day (even if it’s not the assignment!). Confession: sometimes us teachers like to make comics too. I first learned to draw by copying Batman. Now I’m working on my own graphic novels! Another… Read more »
Here’s a virtual inspirational Back to School poster. Have a great year everyone!
In preparing for this brave, new school year, I’ve been reflecting a lot about my years of teaching. As my anxiety rises in step to every shiny new ed app, I’ve been trying to distill what I’ve learned as a teacher and how kids best seem to learn from me. As a couple main principles… Read more »
Your Own Secret Code Can you solve a famous art mystery? If so, please tell me what this says: Give up? I give up, too. It’s a painting by the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky, in which he made up his own symbolic language. Did he tell anyone what it means? NO! So frustrating…. Read more »
Make Art with Stuff True or False: You need expensive art materials to make art? And the answer is: FALSE. False, False, FALSE! Art doesn’t come from having fancy paints (though fancy paint is nice). Art is born when you put your creative mind (your imagination) to work (effort). I bet you can create… Read more »