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Dreams and Creations

Art21 shared a post featuring Loie Hollowell, explaining why she creates her art and the history behind it. Loie’s video was refreshing; I appreciated her honesty about the questions she asks herself and her thoughtful reflections about her memories. It … Continue reading

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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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The Learning Environment: Time for a Change?

Today was my last day of work.  As I prepared to leave my room for a lovely summer break, I took a few pictures for a couple of reasons:  1) I wanted to capture the image of my super-shiny, clean … Continue reading

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Renegade

The teachers I admire are one-half avant-garde and one-half renegade. They challenge their students, and they challenge traditional learning. They’re cool.   Art is traditionally taught by introducing different materials and techniques to students, and then evaluating how well each student manages … Continue reading

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“Art Teacher”: An Assembly-Line Coordinator, or a Creativity Facilitator?

This post is prompted by the insightful and helpful suggestions provided by Melissa Purtee, in the Art of Education’s latest article, “3 Ways to Teach for Creativity in the Art Room“. Her writing challenges educators who may be relying on outdated … Continue reading

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Art is a Verb

That moment when your mind begins to connect the dots, when the world makes sense in a new way, you experience an epiphany!  …and then you find out that someone else thought of it too. My mind is so active when it creates … Continue reading

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ArtEscapes & The Group of Seven

In just over a week, ArtEscapes will be held at the Red Rock Marina and Interpretive Centre.  Seven local artists will be participating, and I’m looking forward to being part of this exciting event. Over the past week, I have worked with … Continue reading

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Learning About #EDM (Electronic Dance Music) With @JLucas

I’ve been learning a lot about #EDM thanks to a student who is interested in developing his skills for the future.  This is all new territory for me, but thank goodness for the help of Jay Lucas, our school board’s … Continue reading

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#Unite4Heritage

Have you heard of UNESCO? Do you know what UNESCO does? Most people will answer yes to the first question, but some might hesitate on the second question. In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief … Continue reading

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A Model of Thinking

The Arts Curriculum for Ontario has provided educators with two models of thinking that are very helpful for teachers and students.  If we use these models as a foundation on which we build our understanding of course concepts, our learning can … Continue reading

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