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New Work

A while ago, probably 3 months ago, I had a dream where I was painting a painting. As soon as I…

Jacob Lawrence

This is from a while ago, perhaps a year ago. But I did this project with my lower elementary students. We…

Drawings Made in a Place

everything moves too quickly too slowly at the same time.I’m frozen in timeand I’m speeding down the highwaydays blur,weeks and weeks…

Kindergarten Flowers

Kindergarten learned about Georgia O’Keeffe today and created their own close-up, enlarged flower artworks. Kindergarteners looked at fake flowers for inspiration,…

Texture Animals

Lower elementary created textured backgrounds using tempera paint and different texture tools (bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, palette knifes, bottle caps). Students…

Fall Leaves

This fall, lower elementary made these lovely fall leaves using chalk pastel and construction paper. Students practiced tracing leaf templates and…

Process Art

I think process-based art relates to mindfulness because with process-based art, you only focus on the present and make marks and…

Crochet Cardigan

I finished my crocheted cardigan! At the beginning, I planned to make a pullover sweater, but then as I was working…

Making A Mosaic

I needed to smash stuff to cope with stress and anxiety. So I bought a few cheap plates from a thrift…

Self-Portraits

I started teaching at my current school in February 2021. Because I was a new teacher starting mid-year and I wanted…

Paper Weaving

A few weeks ago, I taught a lesson on paper weaving to lower and upper elementary. We looked at textiles from…

DIY Woven Tapestry Earrings

I made this pair of woven tapestry earrings using embroidery thread, yarn, pieces from a wooden skewer stick, thread, and fishhook…

Paper Earrings

Paper earrings! My new favorite things to make. The first set of earrings I made were Matisse collage inspired earrings. I…

Artsy Earrings

I decided I want to be like Ms. Frizzle. I had free time this weekend and started making earrings, and then…

Art Rut

I miss making art. Not making art makes me feel lost. I have lost my art soul and I don’t know…

Why do people make art?

I’ve been thinking about why people make art. Mostly because I am questioning why I make art. I stopped painting for…

People Looking at Art

I always find it interesting to see how people look at art in museums. I feel like there’s 3 different types…

confusion soup process

Confusion Soup helped me break free of painting the same old way I always had – realistic, detailed, and slowly. For…

fragments

two small acrylic paintings on paper painted on may 10, 2019 fragments I forgot I had painted these until today. I…

Inktober 2018 – Day 4

I really ran out of time today, and all I have for Inktober is a bad doodle I did during class.…

Inktober 2018 – Day 3

Sadly, I ran out of time today and didn’t have time to do the prompted drawing. However, I still made a…

Figure Drawing

This summer, I finally got around to going to figure drawing sessions at my local art center. I had never done…

Painting Process

I have always struggled with painting faces, so I decided to try and recreate portrait paintings from master artists and hopefully…