Meaningful Objects

In our Studio II class we discussed how objects can become symbolic when we give them context or use them to tell a story. In this case we chose items that told me (the viewer) more about them as a person. In a way this simple object suddenly became almost a self portrait without having to be a... Continue Reading →

Recent Work

Here is a smattering of some recent work by my amazing students, just to show off a little! I am SO proud of them and all they've overcome and done this year! I cannot believe the year is winding down, but I am also ready to cry big fat tears of joy while I watch... Continue Reading →

Still Life as Landscape

Inspired by the travel photographer Erin Sullivan, my AP Drawing year one students were challenged to use everyday objects in their house to create a "landscape". I asked them to paint or draw this scene as a complete composition. For examples of how Erin Sullivan has done this you can read the article here, as... Continue Reading →

Motley Crew

I have only nine seniors in my AP Drawing year two class. As a result I have been relying heavily on one-on-one meetings and small class critiques, both live and virtual, to keep these guys motivated. It is an unfortunate reality that second semester seniors tend to lose a little steam just when they need... Continue Reading →

The Beginning of the End

So as the end of the year approaches, my students have become deeply involved in their "final exam" for my class. They have signed contracts, which can be found here, and now spent almost 5 days working on these. Their contracts are a signed agreements between me and them that state their intentions for this... Continue Reading →

NAEA San Diego Conference

I am still adjusting to the time change, but I am now back from my trip to San Diego for this years National Art Education Association conference. It was so fantastic I am going to have a hard time putting my experience into words.  (See... It's hard for me to put those notes into words.)... Continue Reading →

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