When you don't have #rulers or #straightedges for #teaching #perspective #drawings you can use strips of #foamcore as long as you cut them carefully! #middleschoolers were shown different perspective drawings which they get to choose one for their next project. We practiced 2 point perspective drawings on the board as a class before starting! I … More Resourcefulness!
Today’s lesson was on drawing a still life. 5th – 8th grade worked on gesture drawings to warm up, and engage their senses. 15 – 20 min were given to draw their first still life. Not but right? The class period prior prepared them by practicing line types, ellipses, and proportion. 20 minute still life drawings! … More Drawing Still Lifes
The election campaigns and the presidential results have weighed heavy on our kids, along with what life circumstances they take to school with them. Tensions from adults and the media have influenced our kids anxiety levels, behavior, and safety. Schools are supposed to be a safe haven, a space for learning, positive experiences, and support … More School Culture after the Election
Incorporate cultural art pieces whenever you can. I was able to attend the Kultura Festival in Chicago this year to try the food, attend demonstrations and talks. Going to festivals, art shows, and various events refresh the brain. I feel I have more ideas to share with students, along with continuing my personal and professional … More Culture
Here’s a fun way to introduce lines to your students. I’ve found kids up to 7th grade love making these Optical Illusion Hands. Simple and looks fantastic. A good art making, confidence booster. For your older students, you can add a little more challenge by shading and really making their hands 3D!
Take a Line for a Walk by introducing the element with a fun narrative! This can be done as early as Pre-School aged kids to start drawing practice and familiarizing with art vocabulary. View and copy the lesson from the Google Docs link below. You don’t need gmail to see or download. Line – Take … More Line – Take a Line for a Walk (Pre-1st)