RESOURCES

  • Learning to Look at and Write about Art

    Learning to Look at and Write about Art

  • Ashley Making a Star Book

    Ashley Making a Star Book

  • Learning to Use an Interactive Whiteboard

    Learning to Use an Interactive Whiteboard

  • Printmaking with Styrofoam Plates

    Printmaking with Styrofoam Plates

  • Working with Watercolors

    Working with Watercolors

  • Sarah Modeling Her Artist Thinking Hat

    Sarah Modeling Her Artist Thinking Hat

  • Learning to Work With Basic Materials like Paper

    Learning to Work With Basic Materials like Paper

  • Kim  Reading  With Her Art Buddy at Duval Elementary

    Kim Reading With Her Art Buddy at Duval Elementary

  • Jillian During Her Student Teaching Internship

    Jillian During Her Student Teaching Internship

Class handouts and other instructional materials that I designed to support my teaching:

9•Dot Problem and other creative thinking exercises.

Animation – a one-page summary of the history of animation and some basic animation concepts.

Art Education Timeline – an abbreviated version of the history of art education in American Schools.

Backward Design – a one-page summary of the ‘backward design’ approach to curriculum design.

Big Ideas and Questions in Art – two lists of possible ideas and questions worth studying in the art classroom.

Community Excursions – Make art about your community.

Curriculum Packet – A primer in basic curriculum theory and design.

The Day the Mona Lisa Was Stolen – Read about the most notorious theft in the history of art.

Drawing Encounters in the Classroom – Tips and activities for teaching drawing in the classroom.

Goals of Elementary Art Education – handout for ARE 4314 Art Education for Elementary Schools.

Learning to Think Like an Artist –  A list of thinking skills and dispositions used by artists.

Looking At and Talking About Art with Kids - Strategies for engaging in art talk in the classroom or museum.

Painting Encounters in the Classroom – Tips and activities for teaching painting in the classroom.

Printmaking Encounters in the Classroom – Tips and activities for teaching printmaking.

Some Thoughts on Integrating Art with Other Subject Areas -Handout of quotes on curriculum integration.

Teaching for Critical and Creative Thinking Skills  – What does it mean to teach critical or creative thinking in the classroom?

The Story of the American Gothic – You know the painting.  But, do you know the story behind it?

Venn Diagram -Worksheet used to compare and contrast two works of art.

Young in Art – A look at child development in art (last update: 2006)

Why do people make Art?  – A list of many of the reasons that people make art the world over.

Why do we teach Art in Elementary Schools? – thoughts on the value of art education for children.