Monthly Archives: September 2016

If I hadn’t tried TAB

Today, I introduced an activity to help my senior students notice the differences between lines and values.  I had been sifting through Clara Lieu’s playlist, “How to Draw a Portrait with Charcoal & Cross-Hatching” and thought that Clara’s tip to … Continue reading


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Could Doug Actually Change My Mind?

Last week, I wrote a blog post about the need for originality in art, and illustrated my point by judging cover bands.  They were judged a bit harshly, and Doug caught me.  I found out by reading his blog this morning, … Continue reading

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Cover Artists

This morning I was watching CTV’s Morning Live (Ottawa) — the best morning show since CTV canceled Canada AM…  but I won’t get into that.  Morning Live shared a short performance by a cover band that pays tribute to the Tragically Hip … Continue reading

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