Teaching S.T.E.A.M. Curricula is FUN!

Book Review: Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages by Susan Schwake Art isn't only for playing. Art isn't only about using art supplies. Art is about exploration and expression. It is the bridge that connects science to self-expression. It nurtures the … Continue reading Teaching S.T.E.A.M. Curricula is FUN!

The Hybrid Project: Hey, look over there! The Tiki-Plague Doctor is rollerskating

The drawing teacher gave the instruction to complete a "large" drawing, then the details fell apart for me. What style, what subject, what... everything? These were the questions of my fellow classmates and the answers came back in such a fashion that it seemed anything would be accepted. later, one-on-one, the teacher suggested I use … Continue reading The Hybrid Project: Hey, look over there! The Tiki-Plague Doctor is rollerskating

In Theory Anything Becomes Possible…

What I Learned In Class Today... If you can find it, you must read: Gillespie, J. (2016) Oliver Herring's TASK in the Classroom: A Case for Process, Play, and Possibility, Art Education, 69(1), 31-37. My usual disclaimer is that I steal quotes and barely paraphrase the highlights that capture my imagination in the articles I … Continue reading In Theory Anything Becomes Possible…

My Favourite Art Supplies: Crayons Are For Your Inner Child Too!

Crayola 96 Crayons: The Review: Wax crayons are versatile if you allow yourself to try them. You can blend colors and tones, and with a little practice, make lines as fine and crisp as you like. Using them on textured papers enhances the layers of the to work. The light that lives in the crevices … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: Crayons Are For Your Inner Child Too!

Odds & Ends – What’s Next

I kinda didn’t take the day off yesterday… I just couldn’t sit still, so I started putting some order to the list of projects I want to add to my blog and I started to see connections… First, I want to thank my friend Richard Tardiff for planting seeds of connection throughout what I’ve been … Continue reading Odds & Ends – What’s Next

Day 30 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

Here we are at Day 30 and I’m not yet certain where I am on the journey to clearly defining my life’s purpose. I’m grateful that I’m much farther ahead than I was a month ago… I have discovered a passion for writing and sharing this journey with others. I’m loving the connections and relationships … Continue reading Day 30 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

Day 17 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It

It’s possible I haven’t said everything I wanted about telling stories yet. Stories can be told in many ways and about so many things. Of course this realization comes to me from another Ted talk. Please take a few minutes to listen to Giles Duley’s  transformation from observer to storyteller, and how he discovered he … Continue reading Day 17 – What I Want To Do- 30 Days to Clearly Defining It