How to Improve the IB Process Portfolio Experience With Holistic Visual Journals

Home / How to Improve the IB Process Portfolio Experience With Holistic Visual Journals Take a moment to reflect. When was the last time you actively used a visual journal? What did it look like for you? Did you take your visual journal with you everywhere you went? Maybe you scribbled ideas on restaurant napkins … Read more

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month: Contemporary Hispanic Artists Your Students Will Love

From September 15th to October 15th, we celebrate and honor National Hispanic Heritage Month. If you’ve ever wondered why it begins in the middle of the month, it’s because September 15th is the day that several Latin American countries celebrate their independence, with Mexico’s and Chile’s falling shortly after. This is a great time for … Read more

12 Essential Understandings to Improve Your Art Students’ Research Habits

Home / 12 Essential Understandings to Improve Your Art Students’ Research Habits Picture this scenario: You introduce a new unit and reveal an art history topic to your students. After you outline a short artist-research project, your students visit their local library and check out quality source materials. They navigate the internet with ease and … Read more

How to Paint Dots | Dot Day Projects

There is just something about dots that make them the quintessential art project embellishment. I don’t know if anyone loves them quite as much as Yayoi Kusama, who’s out-of-this-world artwork inspires art teachers everywhere. Kusama is one of those highly relatable artist’s for young students. Her artwork is approachable, whimsical and covered in dots! But … Read more

5 Innovative Sculpture Ideas for Art Rooms that Lack Storage Space

Sculpture, and three-dimensional art in general, can be a fantastic art form for students to explore. This type of art-making has been around for thousands of years. In fact, some of these three-dimensional artworks are the oldest artifacts that have stood the test of time. Venus of Willendorf, Moai of Easter Islandand The Great Sphinx … Read more

3 Tips to Navigate Sharing a Room With Another Teacher

Have you ever found yourself sharing your art room with another teacher? Maybe you found out ahead of time, or perhaps you learned just days before the first day of school. Sharing a room with a colleague, whether a fellow art teacher or from another subject, can create excitement, nervousness, or any combination of feelings. … Read more