Sunday, March 26, 2017

In the Classroom-Artist Trading Card Project

Students Share Art Their Art With Others


ATC's are a fun way to get the year started with a small, but meaningful project. It's also a great filler project when you have just a couple of days to work on art. I like to choose a loose theme, such as ' My Community' , then allow students to explore their own interpretation of what that means to them.
We share our ATC's with other classes within our district as well as in other states and countries.
To learn more about ATC's in the classroom visit"
and check out this article in
ARTS and ACTIVITIES magazine for art educators December 2011

The theme of this ATC lesson was to pull two words from a hat and create art depicting those words. This student got BALLOON and TORNADO
 The ceramics students make ATC's...with Clay!

 For this project I had ceramic students make an abstract art paper collage first,
then replicate it using clay.


In the Classroom-High School Oil Pastel Project


Pastel Flag Project

My high school students love this project because their drawings are always a success! We use a fail proof,  easy-to-understand process that teaches them how to use accurate drawing and rendering processes. We focus on value to convey depth in the billowing curves of our nations flag. If you would like detailed information about this project check out this article in
ARTS and ACTIVITIES magazine for Art Educators. November 2016

In the Classroom-High School Abstract Art Project

Always a Success!

This fun, easy and educational project begins with students making a collage from magazine pictures.
Next, they create a painting based on their observations of the collage. Students learn so much about composition, problem solving and technique in this project. It's always a good time and every painting is a success because every student advances their skills while having a great time in the art room!

To learn specific details about this project go to this informative article in ARTS and ACTIVITIES magazine for art educators. April 2017 issue.