Sometimes we art teachers can get stuck in the past. And I get it. For most, the past is awesome. We grew up in the past. We have fond memories … Continue reading Move into the now
In a quiet moment, just before the start of a lecture and completely out of nowhere, a student blurted out loudly, “Mr. Clumpner, you are the GREATEST TEACHER EVER!” I … Continue reading “Greatest Teacher Ever!”
Reload the Western Canon Whenever I ask students to list as many artists as they can, usually they give me the highlights from the western canon of art history. Their … Continue reading Reload the Western Canon
The year has ended, and as such, it’s important to reflect on what we as teachers have accomplished, as well as what we didn’t. Today I’m thinking about an accomplishment. … Continue reading A Victory Lap
If your calendar is anything like mine, you’re probably just getting back into the swing of things after a couple of days of professional development, which usually means sitting in … Continue reading Where are you going with this?
Advanced art without prompting So, I see a lot of teachers looking for great prompts to use for their AP classes. A post comes across my newsfeed almost daily from … Continue reading Advanced art without prompting
When my students return from summer break, I can almost guarantee two things: they didn’t do as much art as I hoped they would, and the art they did make … Continue reading The Wheeler Rotation