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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso at

Creating With Found Objects to Save the Sea – A Great Cause

If you are interested in being creative and helping the environment you might want to check out Washed I ran across this organization a few weeks ago when my husband and I were traveling through southern Oregon. We stopped to do a little sight seeing in the coastal town of Bandon. The plan was […]

Advice For Art Teachers Just Starting Out

When I first started teaching art eighteen years ago, I did not have a clue how to set up my classroom. I never took art in high school either, so I did not have any experience. Plus, I was the only art teacher at each place I taught, therefore there was no one else to […]

Creative Surprises

What can you create with 2 pieces of cardboard and 20 pipe cleaners?  That is the question I asked my Art III students a few weeks ago as I handed out supplies. Students were told to get in pairs and to work together creating a work of art with cardboard and pipe cleaners. They were also […]

Creative Creation

I had an idea for an assignment for my Art II students for quite a long time before acting on it. I wasn’t quite sure how to implement the plan. I wasn’t sure what materials I would use. I kept putting the assignment on the back burner and pushing it out of my mind. Finally […]

Grading Art Work and Creativity

Okay all you art teachers out there, here’s a question for you. How do you grade art work created by your students? I would certainly like to receive input from art teachers. I would like to find out what you do in your classroom as well as hear your opinions. It helps to have people share […]