Category Archives: process vs. product

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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Dive into the Scraps and Make Dreams

I wanted to sew, as my sewing machine has been idle for several months.  As a quilter I have a stash of fabrics and fabric scraps acquired over the years.  I still have  the first piece of fabric I bought … Continue reading

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Pushing My Boundaries

I’m heading toward a landmark birthday and realizing how many years have gone by with me not creating art the way I dream of.  So I’m pushing myself to spend time each day, even if it’s only a brief drawing … Continue reading

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Whose art is it anyway?

This past month has had it’s high and low points in terms of my teaching.  I was painfully reminded by a group of students why specific outcomes can result in a deadly boring and uninspiring art activity.  I have been … 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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