Why a Certification as a Home Educator?

Part of how I've been describing myself as a teacher is being an educator with a teaching philosophy based on STEM / STEAM curricula, Universal Design for Learning, Emergent Curricula, and Maker-oriented education systems. If I had to say what theories/methods I use the most, I would be taking about aspects of Reggio-Emilia, Montessori, Waldorf, … Continue reading Why a Certification as a Home Educator?

Fabrics – Colour Mapping Challenge – Part 2 – Some Resists & Removals

What you'll see here are 3 pieces of cotton and one of raw silk... all soaked in an alum mordant. The cotton is soaked in a cool turmeric dye bath. The raw silk was soaked in an acidic food colouring bath. (Made from watering down a direct application colour paste: alum, guar gum, vinegar, & … Continue reading Fabrics – Colour Mapping Challenge – Part 2 – Some Resists & Removals

(Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – I Have Chosen This Composition

Part of the delay in picking a final composition was that I hadn't reflected upon what I wanted to achieve or say with it. I'm still not sure what I want to say, but I know more about what I want to achieve and see in it. I desire it to have a Wabi-Sabi aesthetic... … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – I Have Chosen This Composition

(Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – ReConsidering My Composition

Every new painting finds me daydreaming about the next. I am very much enjoying this process and I think my subconscious mind is finding ways to continue painting... You see, I get a little sad when I finish a painting and don't like to start thinking of something else to do. I'm riding this train … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – ReConsidering My Composition

Fabrics – Colour Mapping Challenge – Part 1 – Picking my Colour & Why…

Here are some of the early yellows: Turmeric.

(Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – Bolder Brushstrokes

First, I'm thinking I still need to play with these shadows. They need to be longer. This shiny contrast between the items in the still life and the shadow is entirely what I see and is due to the pro-photo lighting I have about two feel from the model. It casts solid and crisp shadows... … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – Bolder Brushstrokes

Implementing STEAM/STEM Curricula in Covid Times – A Call For Community Help – MegaBlocks Needed

In normal times, we allow a good fifteen minutes of each class for the students to have some engineering play with various building materials. We launch amazing team and group challenges at them, such as, build us a bridge 30cm high out of Kiva Blocks (or Legos, etc…). Or, make a tower as tall as … Continue reading Implementing STEAM/STEM Curricula in Covid Times – A Call For Community Help – MegaBlocks Needed

Fabrics Challenge Number Two – Different Resists in a Cochineal Bath – Basic Report – Part One

Stay tuned... there's more to come...

Implementing STEAM/STEM Curricula in Covid Times – A Call For Community Help – Lincoln Logs Needed

In normal times, we allow a good fifteen minutes of each class for the students to have some engineering play with various building materials. We launch amazing team and group challenges at them, such as, build us a bridge 30cm high out of Kiva Blocks (or Legos, etc...). Or, make a tower as tall as … Continue reading Implementing STEAM/STEM Curricula in Covid Times – A Call For Community Help – Lincoln Logs Needed

Implementing STEAM/STEM Curricula in Covid Times – A Call For Community Help – Mecano Kits Needed

In normal times, we allow a good fifteen minutes of each class for the students to have some engineering play with various building materials. We launch amazing team and group challenges at them, such as, build us a bridge 30cm high out of Kiva Blocks (or Legos, etc...). Or, make a tower as tall as … Continue reading Implementing STEAM/STEM Curricula in Covid Times – A Call For Community Help – Mecano Kits Needed