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Jazz Collage and Printmaking: Cross Curricular Art Unit

This cross curricular unit started with a question: How can I incorporate printmaking in my art class without a printing press and without the budget to buy linoleum or carving tools? Printmaking has always been my weak area in my teaching game. I’ve always felt like it’s a lot of extra work for unpredictable results. Forgive me, printmakers!!!! As an artist, I prefer to draw … Continue reading Jazz Collage and Printmaking: Cross Curricular Art Unit

Multi-grade still life lesson plan using acrylic paint and a variety of collage techniques!

Mixed Media Cactus Plant Still Life

One of my goals this year was to teach more drawing and painting from direct observation. I’ve always loved drawing and painting plants, and lately I’ve been obsessed with watercolor cactus doodles. I knew I wanted student’s to draw cactus plants but I didn’t have any for them to observe. A quick email sent to my coworkers provided plenty of plants and inspiration! Our Spanish … Continue reading Mixed Media Cactus Plant Still Life

Teachers: 4 Things to Remember When You Feel Burned Out

TEACHERS: 4 Things To Remember When You Feel Burned Out

It’s the time of year when teaching is so hard. Endless days of inside recess, testing season looming and no break in sight. Student behavior is getting intense and patience is wearing thin. I’m going to say it again: Teaching is SO hard. We all have horror stories. Things that happened at school that made you go home and polish your resume. Being told to … Continue reading TEACHERS: 4 Things To Remember When You Feel Burned Out