reyno4rj:

so gonna save this for school

these are some wonderful tips. i’ve learned a ton watching this already! 

(via whatartteachersdo)

reyno4rj:

sosuperawesome:

Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali. Art dolls by Valentina Felce in Florida, US

ooh my 6th graders are totally going to do this!

did this with my college students a couple of times

art dolls! awesome idea!

(via whatartteachersdo)

slowartday:

Josef Albers

some lovely color to meditate on this afternoon

This is a great resource, not only for Montessori educators, but for any early childhood teachers who want to add more visual and performing arts to their curriculum. The benchmarks outlined give comprehensive, detailed, concrete, and observable skills. Awesome!

dear tumblr, 
i found this at my local art supply store and i’m confused. please explain.
-emily

dear tumblr, 

i found this at my local art supply store and i’m confused. please explain.

-emily

I’ve just created a facebook group for Boston art educators which will hopefully grow over the summer with meet-ups, creative events, and a dynamic exchange of ideas. 

If you or someone you know teaches art in the Boston area, send this link their way! Thanks!

theartassignment:

In which we go to The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri, and give you some pointers on how to visit an art museum! Seems easy enough, but there are ways to maximize your experience. What are your museum tricks and tips? 
Many thanks to The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art for giving us access to their wonderful institution. Their admission is free, but they can only do this because of donations and memberships. So while we joke that you should always find a way to get in for free, you should also consider supporting your local institutions whenever you can and in whatever way you can. This can be through membership, donations, attending events, or volunteering your time. (And if you happen to have an amazing art collection of your own, you should will it to a museum. Really. Your grandchildren won’t appreciate it nearly as much as an entire city will for many generations to come.) 

excellent, clear advice! 

cavetocanvas:

caravaggista:

Announcing ArtHistory.us
ArtHistory.us is a forthcoming open access art history journal that seeks to intersect the academic and public realm by providing a platform for the free interchange of ideas between people, regardless of where they are on their academic or professional journey.
The journal is founded on three core beliefs:
Everyone has something valuable to say about art and its history.
The digital age is transforming how the historical narrative of art is being told.
Research and ideas should be openly shared.
The journal is seeking submissions on any aspect of the history of art for its Summer 2014 release. A quarterly print edition of the journal comprised of content from the website chosen by the editor will be released in September 2014.
Submissions can be made by filling out the ArtHistory.us Submissions Form. Let’s narrate the story of art together through new perspectives and rich interpretations.
More information about the journal’s mission, content, and staff can be found by navigating to the ArtHistory.us About page.

This is an awesome idea from an awesome person - I encourage everyone to submit!

What a wonderful idea! 

cavetocanvas:

caravaggista:

Announcing ArtHistory.us

ArtHistory.us is a forthcoming open access art history journal that seeks to intersect the academic and public realm by providing a platform for the free interchange of ideas between people, regardless of where they are on their academic or professional journey.

The journal is founded on three core beliefs:

  • Everyone has something valuable to say about art and its history.
  • The digital age is transforming how the historical narrative of art is being told.
  • Research and ideas should be openly shared.

The journal is seeking submissions on any aspect of the history of art for its Summer 2014 release. A quarterly print edition of the journal comprised of content from the website chosen by the editor will be released in September 2014.

Submissions can be made by filling out the ArtHistory.us Submissions Form. Let’s narrate the story of art together through new perspectives and rich interpretations.

More information about the journal’s mission, content, and staff can be found by navigating to the ArtHistory.us About page.

This is an awesome idea from an awesome person - I encourage everyone to submit!

What a wonderful idea! 

amiammorette:

Eyes, nose, mouth, head, hands, ears and folds reference drawing tutorials.

excellent reference!

(via drawing-interrupted)

itscolossal:

Sliced Glass ‘Paintings’ and Portraits by Loren Stump

these are blowing my mind right now. blowing. my. mind. 

my kindergarten students had their stop-motion film festival today! i worked with my amazing music teacher colleague to adapt and narrate “the gruffalo” by julia donaldson, then create puppets with articulated limbs to animate the story. 

we had three sections of kindergarten students this year, so there were three different movies with a completely different set of characters and settings. it was a lot of work that was definitely worth it- especially when we watched the kindergarten student faces viewing their final movies on a big screen!

englishteacheronline:

Writing about body langauge cheat sheet.


this is a great reference for drawing/sculpture/photography too!

englishteacheronline:

Writing about body langauge cheat sheet.

this is a great reference for drawing/sculpture/photography too!

(via meeseartteech)

presented for your perusal: my first grade bas-relief cameo coins! we studied portraiture, facial anatomy, and how to build the features of the face in clay. students then rendered their pieces on small discs of sculpey clay. after they were baked, students chose a metallic paint for their base coat, then burnished the dried pieces with a translucent black glaze to highlight texture and fine details. 
i’m really digging all the personalities in these coins. this was a really popular lesson… which was later translated into oreo cameos for our last art class of the school year! 

presented for your perusal: my first grade bas-relief cameo coins! we studied portraiture, facial anatomy, and how to build the features of the face in clay. students then rendered their pieces on small discs of sculpey clay. after they were baked, students chose a metallic paint for their base coat, then burnished the dried pieces with a translucent black glaze to highlight texture and fine details. 

i’m really digging all the personalities in these coins. this was a really popular lesson… which was later translated into oreo cameos for our last art class of the school year! 

the paint markers i received with my june art snacks box were a revelation. i’ve never used paint markers before and they are so. much. fun. i love how saturated and vibrant the colors are!

the paint markers i received with my june art snacks box were a revelation. i’ve never used paint markers before and they are so. much. fun. i love how saturated and vibrant the colors are!

These worksheets are so fantastic. I love that they guide almost any age student through the correct steps to draw in perspective.