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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 t (More)
Personalized Sketchbook Covers
Post by Megan Webb Greetings. I hope everyone’s New Year is off to a great start! For this blog entry, I am going to share some of my lessons for sketchbook covers. I am sure that the beginning of the school year for many of you (elementary folk (More)
Pete the Cat Visits the Art Room
Post by Laura Ragan Almost anyone these days that has a kid in elementary school can tell you about Pete the Cat. He’s a lovable little blue guy that goes around doing silly stuff and singing silly songs. A lot of the stories even take place in (More)
Organic Pebble Shapes Drawings
Posted by Amy Kerner Hi Everyone! This is Mrs. Kerner from Woodrow Wilson High School! So far it has been a great year, students are working hard and creative art is underway! The project I would like to share about in this entry is one that I fee (More)
Posted by Bill Tippit Greetings fellow teachers and parents, Remember when we were just wee lads or lasses, there were so many toys that helped foster the creative spirit that exists in each of us. The illuminated Light Bright, the majestic Ere (More)
A Unique Art Experience
By Imagene Mallory, Victory Elementary October 2014 This is a beginning of the year project that I sometimes do as a “loosening up” activity. I did this project with my 2nd thru 6th grade students and I found it on The name of th (More)
Value Lessons
Posted by Eric Baur My sixth grade students began the school year by discussing value. We started by tracing circles then slowly adding value with pencils to create a sphere. Doing this project first, helps the student build confidence in their abil (More)
Sometimes you must simply leave them alone.
By Jamie Cosumano Something had to give and I had a decision to make. Someone in my class would not be getting the attention needed and I, we, might just have to suffer the loss, I thought… Then again – it might be ok. This year, I was chall (More)
Decoy Carving
By Eric Baur Three years ago I took a workshop on Traditional Decoy Carving. I had no previous knowledge about decoy carving, but the workshop appealed to me as both an artist and a hunter. By the end of the second day, I was amazed that I had carve (More)
It’s in the Cards
By Bill Tippit Drawing from direct observation can be a challenge for new art students. I tried this project out as a primer to my direct observational drawing unit. The lesson begins by discussing the importance of being observant. We also discus (More)
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6 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Thanks so much for participating!

    I’ve never blogged before so I’m on a learning curve!

    Will be glad to hear from you!

  2. This is great and TEACH Academy was awesome. I am ready for the new school year to start.

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