Category Archives: professional development


Post by Jamie Cosumano “Andrew Wyeth, one of America’s best-known twentieth-century artists, painted many of his most important works of art in his Chadds Ford studio. Given to the Brandywine River Museum of Art by the artist’s wife, Betsy James Wyeth, the studio provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience this very personal … Continue reading THE ANDREW WYETH STUDIO


Blog Entry 2015 Jean Stith, Art Teacher Portsmouth Public Schools I often reflect on my teaching day, the decisions I have made and consequences quickly weighed. I always look back on the recent weeks of a semester and question the best use of time, materials and pedagogical strategies. At this point in my career I … Continue reading Reflections

Classroom Card Games

Post by Bill Tippit When you say “card game”, one can expect to conjure images of poker players huddled around a smoky table crouched over cards with various suits and numbers printed in the traditional red and black. There is .however, a modern twist on card games that is not only very entertaining but also … Continue reading Classroom Card Games

Greetings from Douglass Park Elementary by Mandy Herrera

I just wanted to share a bit of what we have been up to. First we have a picture of a project I did with my fifth grade students.  I find it important to work with a ruler as much as possible.  I am trying to build a good foundation for student work in middle … Continue reading Greetings from Douglass Park Elementary by Mandy Herrera

Taking a Survey in Your Classes

Blog Post by Martin Burke This year, the art teachers in Portsmouth VA were asked to write our two blog entries according to two specific categories; one relating to our art class and one relating to our personal artwork. Since I usually write my blogs in October, and since I,  like a proper professional art … Continue reading Taking a Survey in Your Classes