more pure gold from the art of ed. 

i know that all you art teachers don’t need something new to distract you at the beginning of the school year… but this app is so silly and wonderful! 

the french girls app prompts you to take a selfie, then gives you a selection of strangers’ selfies to choose from and you interpret their photo any way you like.

it’s a very casual art exchange and full of surprises, like commentary on the lifestyle of the subject, ridiculous comics, and some beautiful realistic renderings! 

for those teaching in high school or college, it might be a way to infuse a little creativity with selfie culture. 

designcloud:

Principles of Design Poster by Efil Türk.

The turkey based designer named Efil has crafted a beautiful series of poster showing the principles of design only using paper. Cutting pieces of paper, juxtaposing the pieces, pasting geometrical shapes and using simple typography is the formula of this beautiful series. She mention that you can actually buy them.

these are such well done art pieces on their own. funny, how art ed visuals are usually not that beautiful… i’d proudly hang these on my wall. 

(via slowartday)

incidentalcomics:

The Shape of Ideas

all good things to remember when planning lessons for the year.

thoughts on the eve of a new school year

starting a new school year is always such a grab-bag of emotions.

there’s something about beginning again in the same place that prompts me to assess my life and where i am professionally, which just isn’t on my mind at the end of a school year. 

perhaps this ritual of deep thoughts is hard-wired in teachers from their own experience as students beginning a new year. 

i feel anxious, ambitious, a little scared, but mostly hopeful. i have so many hopes for this school year:

  • i hope i’m able to challenge myself and my students intellectually 
  • i hope i can handle the doubled course load on my schedule
  • i hope all the new teachers in my school will have a smooth transition and enjoy our school, and maybe i’ll make some new buddies
  • i hope i can keep all the piles of artwork and supplies at bay
  • i hope my students are able to teach me something new about art

what are your hopes for this school year?

i popped into work yesterday to pick up a few documents. while i was there, i thought i’d check in on my classroom to see what it looked like after summer program, etc. 
don’t ever visit your classroom before setup week, teachers.
bad idea. 

i popped into work yesterday to pick up a few documents. while i was there, i thought i’d check in on my classroom to see what it looked like after summer program, etc. 

don’t ever visit your classroom before setup week, teachers.

bad idea. 

this great advice for teachers. it’s ok to admit you don’t know all the answers in front of students. explore and see if you can solve things together!

(Source: cindymayweather, via stufftoblowyourmind)

from-student-to-teacher:

WOW!!!!! This is so incredibly powerful. I feel this way about receiving essays and the like. What do  you think/how do you feel about this?

exactly! so true. 

from-student-to-teacher:

WOW!!!!! This is so incredibly powerful. I feel this way about receiving essays and the like. What do  you think/how do you feel about this?

exactly! so true. 

(via mpinaire)

not exactly art ed, but hilarious! 

lesson planning brainstorm & reflection

i’m brainstorming some new lessons for this school year, and i’d love some input:
what was lacking in your own art education?

what do you wish you had a chance to learn in elementary/middle/high school?

if budget, space, and time-constraints were not issues, what would you want an art lesson to look and feel like?
teachercreatedmaterials:

Understand your students better, and learn how to help them best, with this list of 12 reasons why your students may be misbehaving!
(via)

kids want to succeed and have positive experiences- if they’re not, you should look deeper! 

teachercreatedmaterials:

Understand your students better, and learn how to help them best, with this list of 12 reasons why your students may be misbehaving!

(via)

kids want to succeed and have positive experiences- if they’re not, you should look deeper! 

(via tart-teachart)

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!

(Source: sosuperawesome, 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!