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

How to Teach Art using the Elements and Principles of Design

Creating a cohesive, schematic curriculum full of lessons that will excite your students is the dream of art educators. But it can be a daunting task. Sourcing and gathering a lineup of the right lessons that are designed to help students make connections and deepen their learning, is challenging. After all, most of us don’t … Read more

How to Teach Shape | Elements and Principles of Design

The second tutorial in our series CONNECTING WITH THE ELEMENTS – How to Teach the Elements & Principles of Artis SHAPE. Want to start at the beginning? Visit the first art tutorial LINE & PATTERN HERE. This week’s Facebook Live art tutorial showcases two of my favorite projects: Matisse Organic Shape Collage and Calder Inspired … Read more

5 Points of Discovery to Unpack When You Teach IB Visual Arts

Whether new or seasoned, you are probably well aware that unpacking the International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Arts curriculum guide takes time to digest. The slur of new terms, matrixes, Venn diagrams, and acronyms can feel mind-boggling. Take a deep breath—you are not alone. The adjustment is often messy, sticky, and overwhelming. The open-ended course structure … Read more