How to Make a Cozy Fall Cat

There’s nothing cozier than a cuddly cat and a warm scarf and nothing cuter than these colorful cozy fall cats. Your cat could hold a pumpkin or even a cup of cocoa or a heart. Depending on the time of year, you can adjust the seasonal object to make this art project perfect year round. … Read more

Artful Weekend October 1-2 – The Art League

Welcome to Artful Weekend, our listing of area art exhibits and events. This weekend: The September Open Exhibit and Impact: Reflections on 9/11 by George Robert Overhiser Jr. at the League; Modern Illuminations – Knowledge and Power at Reston Art Gallery; Christina Haslinger’s abstracts and Shadows by Jeremy Wright at Montpelier Arts Center; Memory is … Read more

How to Help Students Curate Exhibitions to Promote Ownership and Lessen the Load

Home / How to Help Students Curate Exhibitions to Promote Ownership and Lessen the Load “Does this ever get easier?” a seasoned art teacher asked me recently. She was telling me about the final art exhibition last school year. As a new teacher at her school, she was in a tizzy until the opening hour. … Read more

Elegantly Sculpted Busts by Massimiliano Pelletti Interpret Art History Through Imperfection

Art #art history #busts #marble #Massimiliano Pelletti #sculpture #stone September 28, 2022 Grace Ebert Detail of “Venus de Medici” (2020), pink onyx, 67 x 34 x 45 centimeters. Photo by Nicola Gnesi, courtesy of Massimiliano Pelletti Italian artist Massimiliano Pelletti (previously) gravitates toward imperfection, and his practice revolves around transforming presumed defects like impurities, cracks, … Read more

3 Environmental Art Lessons to Get Your Students Thinking Green

Going green is more than just color these days. It is a lifestyle! Today, recycling, eating organic, and starting a compost pile are as trendy as the next dance on TikTok. While these are fads that have the potential to even out our carbon footprint, you may be wondering how to incorporate some environmental thinking … Read more

Artful Weekend September 23-25 – The Art League

Welcome to Artful Weekend, our listing of area art exhibits and events. This weekend: The September Open Exhibit and Impact: Reflections on 9/11 by George Robert Overhiser Jr. at the League; Art All Night in DC; Potomac Valley Watercolorists at Brookside Gardens; and Texture at Amy Kaslow Gallery. September 2022 Open Exhibit Chocolate with a … Read more

3 Inspiring Strategies for the IB Visual Arts Comparative Study

Have you ever wondered how much time people spend looking at art? The answer might shock you. Findings from a 2016 study claim people spend a mere 28.63 seconds on average. However, if your students are enrolled in IB Visual Arts, they will develop a more profound understanding of art. Your students can easily move … Read more

Do you have a Weebly website?

This post is for owners of a Weebly website. It’s a bit techie – but not as techie as it should be! What follows covers the background to the transition from a Weebly Account to a Square Account – by 6th October 2022 problems encountered en route the appalling transition documentation TIP when you create … Read more

How to Teach Texture | Kitten’s First Full Moon | Elements and Principles of Design

If you’re looking for an easy approach to teaching kids art, there’s no better system than using the elements and principles of art. What is texture and why is it important? Texture is the surface quality that can be seen or felt. It is an element of art that brings excitement for students because it … Read more