Linocuts are such a fun way to explore line, shape and personal expression. Students (mostly) love the hands-on process and the magic of pulling prints. The physicality of carving keeps students engaged and the final results are often a beautiful surprise. This memory linocut artwork provides great results and helps student practice using their personal voice. Materials for Linocuts ***This description contains affiliate links to … Continue reading Memory Linocut Artwork
TESTING SEASON. One of the most dreaded words in a teacher’s vocabulary. Testing completely throws off any routine or schedule we’ve worked hard all year to maintain! For my school, we completely flip-flop schedules and have SILENT transitions and SILENT lunches. Silent is not in a 10-12 year old’s vocabulary. During test seasons, I try to teach a lesson that is so interesting and engaging …
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Learn the basics of oil pastels with this full length art tutorial! Learn how to draw a donut and shade and blend realistic dough and icing colors. Continue reading Easy Oil Pastel Donut Drawing
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