Category Archives: art education

Mr. Zip

This summer I’ve had three classes that I meet with once a week on Thursdays. The preschool art group has been the class that I’ve enjoyed the most and that I really look forward to.  I’ve had a core group … Continue reading

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Cooking Up Some Pinteresting Art Materials

This past school year I became a member of Pinterest. As an educator I have found some helpful ways to use Pinterest that save me time and give me a way to organize information. And of course I love the … Continue reading

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Robots, Volcanos, Harry Potter, and Other Acts of Divergent Thinking in the Art Classroom

I am part of an active online PLC group of art educators that has incorporated choice based studio  practices to support student learning through the arts called TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior). While most of my fellow group members work … Continue reading

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Shout out to Teacher Tom

  I belong to  an online professional learning community of choice based art educators called TAB (teaching for artistic behavior).  We share our successes and challenges. We share cool ways of doing things in the art studio like putting a … Continue reading

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A lot of bang for my buck!

This past November I bought myself a die press because my students and I love textured paper and the die press enables us to make our own. The machine was on sale at a significantly reduced price on Black Friday, … Continue reading

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December Shines Brightly!

December is always a busy month. My older son has a birthday, and there are the holidays. I really looked forward to the vacation to have some time at home, and like everyone else was counting the days. I have … Continue reading

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It really is the process!

Today I met the kindergarteners that I will be working with once a week for the entire school year.  The morning group was fresh and eager.  We began by looking at a reproduction of a Matisse painting (Red Interior, Still … Continue reading

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