Archive | June 2013

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Last Day of School!

I can’t believe it…this year went by quickly. I still have some lessons to share, the Every Day Drawing Challenge to post, and some reflecting to do, but I know those pieces will all benefit from a little separation from school and a chance to rewind…so stay tuned! Until then…enjoy your vacation!

12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People

12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People

Sharing this piece by Kim Phillips because I agree with ALL of it…especially #11: Ever wonder what makes those wacky, creative types tick? How is it that some people seem to come up with all kinds of interesting, original work while the rest of us trudge along in our daily routines? Creative people are different […]

Clay Summer Workshop is FULL

My Clay Every Day summer workshop is now full and registrations are no longer being accepted. I have started a waiting list, in the rare event that a spot opens up. Please contact me you would like your child placed on the list. If your child would like a summer art experience, please consider the […]

The Sketchbook Project – TODAY!

The Sketchbook Project – TODAY!

Did I tell you my sketchbook is on tour? It’s traveling across America this summer with 4000 other sketchbooks. Today The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library makes a stop in Providence, RI. Here is a video that tells a little bit about it: If you go, ask to see my sketchbook, #S94287! It looks like this: […]

Ten Lessons the Arts Teach

Ten Lessons the Arts Teach

Ten Lessons the Arts Teach 1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail. 2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that […]

I’m Your Biggest Fan!

I’m Your Biggest Fan!

…and I have the drawing to prove it! This week, once finished with their Digital Selfies, students have been creating portraits of someone they admire. Subjects range from Taylor Swift to Tyler Seguin (go Bruins!). These portraits are amazing both to the viewer and the artist. In class just yesterday I was uploading a student’s […]

Art Show This Weekend!

Art Show This Weekend!

This is the weekend that the MAEA PreK-12 art show in Boston will be open! It will be open both today and tomorrow from 12-4. I’ll be there tomorrow around 12. Maybe I’ll see you there!