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Abstract and Non-Objective Art

Because students are allowed the time to “stretch and explore”, abstraction is something that happens organically in my choice-based art studio. In other words, these budding artists have the opportunity…

The Art of Spin Art

Mid-way through the year, when some of my students are in need inspiration and new ideas, I set-up the spin art station. Spin art offers everything that young artists LOVE…

CLAY ORNAMENTS

I love giving my young budding artists the opportunity to create special holiday keepsakes. Not everyone agrees with offering holiday projects because not all students celebrate certain holidays. However, since…

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR!

Although I am a choice-based teacher, I like giving my students the opportunity to create model magic snowmen. Not only are these a nice keepsake, but this lesson also teaches…

Recycled Materials in the Art Room

My art program runs on a shoestring budget. I offer painting, collage, fiber arts, no-bake clay and drawing in my choice-based K-5 classroom…. but our most beloved center is “Three-Dimensional…

It’s Art Show Time!

It’s that time of year again and we just wrapped up our second annual art show! After having our first show last year, our art show has quickly become a…

Welcome to my blog! I’ve been an art teacher for over 20 years and have worked with a variety of age levels. I am passionate about art, teaching and learning. I’m excited to share lessons, resources, tips and tricks that I currently use in my elementary choice-based art room. Read More

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