The worst art teacher feeling in the world is looking at the clock while your students are painting and realizing that they leave in 3 minutes! I have tried multiple alarm solutions to avoid that stomach-sinking feeling. For a year, I had alarms set on my phone. It was better than nothing, but sometimes the…
Category: High School
Organize Artwork using Art History
Elementary students learn about and connect with the artists their tables are named after. Downloadable PowerPoints: Table Artists 2015 & Table Artists 2016 Supply Box Printables: Table Artist Images & Table Artist Names I only have my students for 28 class periods, which makes me want to fit art history into every facet of our classroom routines. I discovered a…
High school art students created their interpretation of an eagle to display at a concert.
High school art students were challenged to created a piece of artwork using only paper and adhesive.
High school art students created functional artwork out of clay. They chose between throwing on the wheel or hand-building.
High school art students created small figurines out of clay using hand-building techniques.
Abstract or Realistic?
Abstract or Realistic? A student-led approach to teaching the element of Space. Students chose between creating a drawing using perspective or a notan using positive and negative space.
Safe City Winner
One of my students won second place for the Safe City contest at our high school. Safe City is a contest that several different districts in our area participate in. Each school puts together a team of teachers and administrators to choose a first, second, and third place winner. My students could choose to work…
Create abstract and realistic watercolor animals using a variety of painting techniques.
Create a cup or bowl using coil-building, then attach animal features. Functional and unique!