Creative Creature Lesson

Looking for an engaging observational drawing lesson? This creative creature art experience is one of my favorites because it pushes the kids to look closely at detail while also using their imagination. Predictably, some of your students will be able to easily draw a...

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Art Room Visuals Made Simple

      I'm really lucky.  My students hang on to every word I passionately speak on whatever amazing topic I have planned for the day. Yeah right. No matter how much our students look like they are listening and sitting quietly, their minds wander.  In...

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The United Tables of Art

The best-followed rules in my classroom have been the ones that the kids develop themselves.  Last year, I had a group of 7th-grade students who were spending more time disagreeing on their table responsibilities than getting their work done.  Rather than imposing a...

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Three Fun Ways to Animate in Photoshop

In my 7th and 8th grade Digital Media classes, I incorporate animation into our Photoshop experience. In the tutorials below, frame animation, video overlay, and rotoscope techniques are demonstrated.  Once the students experiment with each technique, they choose one...

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