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4 Artworks You Can Do At Home

We all have a little extra time on our hands. Try these four artworks at home to embrace your creativity during these uncertain weeks. All you need are colored pencils, watercolor paint, a pen or pencil and a glue stick. ❤ 1. Colored Pencil Plant Drawing Learn how to use basic colored pencils to shade and blend a zoomed in succulent plant so that it … Continue reading 4 Artworks You Can Do At Home

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6 Artworks You Can Do With Just a Pencil

We are living in unprecedented times. I have felt so many emotions since school in Oklahoma was canceled for the year and Covid 19 has taken over our daily conversations. I have had many moments of anxiety and fear, but I have also felt an overwhelming sense of community and creativity. We are all having to approach the world with a new perspective and tackle … Continue reading 6 Artworks You Can Do With Just a Pencil

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Everything You Need to Know About Firing a Kiln

Firing a kiln can be an exciting and terrifying experience. The vision of fire truck sirens and billowy smoke is enough to keep you awake at night. Will I burn down the school? Will one hundred student artworks explode into smithereens? Why did they not teach me how to do this in my college ceramics class!? This post is a compilation of my advice and … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Firing a Kiln

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Textured Tiles | Clay Lesson Plan

Clay can be the best and worst thing to happen in an art room. It can be a magical and intense experience for both the students and the art teacher. Once students get over the messy aspect of clay, they are completely mesmerized by the tactile and time consuming process. The illusive kiln, the obsessive smoothing, the endless need to score and slip…. I LOVE … Continue reading Textured Tiles | Clay Lesson Plan

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Face Jug Lesson Plan | Pottery & American History

One of my favorite artworks of all time was taught to me by my 7th grade art teacher, Mr. Lenzo. We created face jugs using clay, drip glazes and even added marbles to the eyes for an amazing effect that my 12 year old self had never seen. It was clear that ceramics was his area of expertise. I don’t remember a lot about middle … Continue reading Face Jug Lesson Plan | Pottery & American History