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Art Teacher's Notes

Around 2007, I was teaching art lessons for a living.  I worked at a Monart school, which goes by a specific method of drawing named for its creator Mona Brookes.*  Up until that point I had not worked with young children much, and I had no idea what to expect when I started teaching them art. 343 more words


Thoughts About Tracing and Copying


Since I love using paints, this post will be mostly about painting. However, the general ideas presented here can be applied to many different forms of art. 587 more words


Roadblocks to Creating Art and How to Overcome Them Part II

I finished this tiger painting this week! It is 8×10 oil on gesso board. I just love doing wildlife art, and this painting was especially fun. 423 more words


Encouraging Reading and Writing Through Art.

The idea that art lessons can improve reading/writing skills might be a little hard to swallow for many language teachers. Aside from drawing a picture and then writing a paragraph about it,most will find it hard to conceptualize how art will improve reading/writing. 254 more words


ONLINE Mixed Media and Encaustic Workshop opens Tomorrow!

Hi there!

I hope all is well! Just got back from a gorgeous weekend in the Oregon wine country with my hubby! We were celebrating our 12th Wedding Anniversary! 84 more words