Texas has a little bit of a problem when it comes to art education, at least in high school, that is. For those of you unfamiliar with the Texas Essential … Continue reading Those limitations you’re reading are just perceived.
Cover art by Rachel Clemente “Don’t smile until Christmas!” -Some buffoon I have this silly thing that I like to do. When I get bored or tired, I … Continue reading “Don’t smile until Christmas!” -Some buffoon
I don’t know about you, but I like to have a class of students to experiment on. For me, it’s usually my painting students. My painting class most often is … Continue reading The benefits of not always knowing what you’re doing
Artwork by Sarah Anderson So, I have spent the majority of this blog arguing for letting the students take control of their art making by getting rid of practices that … Continue reading The grade book is a monster that needs to be fed.
Last week was teacher appreciation week. Here in Texas, it is also standardized testing week, which I think is incredibly ironic. I received this email from a student who transferred … Continue reading Teacher Appreciated
I have sent another letter to the organizers of V.A.S.E. as I have seen no changes from last year’s event to now. If you haven’t read the letter I sent … Continue reading Our V.A.S.E. Is Broken
When I first started teaching, I approached sketchbooks the way I’m sure most teachers do. I would give students regular assignments with specific parameters and specific due dates. I quickly … Continue reading Authentic Sketchbook for Students(and maybe you too)