The purpose of this unit is to teach students about Pop Art and to expand what they previously learned during the color wheel lesson to an actual photograph they will use for reference. Students will use a photograph from the internet, a family member or a self-portrait they would like to re-create. During the lessonRead More
SKETCHBOOK #4 – Create 2 – 4”x8” rectangles. Each rectangle has to have a design that would allow them to incorporate two colors (one for the color wheel color, and one for the complementary color). Check out the lesson photo gallery for ideas (Radial Color Design). Think easy, this is a quick lesson. Maybe organicRead More
Even though this is 12th grade, many of my seniors have not had art since 8th grade, so a refresher on the color wheel is needed, especially since their next couple of lessons involve painting and mixing colors. I usually start out with a Prezi lecture that consists of a two day lecture. The firstRead More
SKETCHBOOK #3 – FLASH ART – Think of what you would like to design for the Beyond the Border project and create 6 concept sketches. A concept sketch is an idea of what you would like to do – the more concepts the more ideas, the more to pick from. You MUST have approval ofRead More
This lesson is great to teach emphasis, focal points and the Rule of Thirds while teaching them general pen & ink techniques and value. First, I introduce them to a 2D mixed media art piece that explores the expansion of the main subject matter that is in the inner rectangle branching into the border aroundRead More
Many of my students have not had art since 8th grade, so in the beginning of the year I start my students out with relatively easy sketchbook assignments so they can grasp just how to use a sketchbook and how to look at everyday objects. Students usually feel that observational drawing is so hard becauseRead More
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Do not fear mistakes - there are none.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it.
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.
To be an artist is to believe in life.
To create one’s own world takes courage.
Creativity takes courage
I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.
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