Category Archives: Art Education

I Think We’ve Finally Got a Clay Program!

I’ve been at my school since 1999, and over the years we’ve used the polymer, oven-bake clay, Sculpey (frequently), and a self-hardening clay (once), but never “real” clay for sculpture projects.  Finally, finally, that’s changing! In September 2016, a potter and … Continue reading

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WWOWW 2017!

Each January when the kids come back to school after the break, the first week is devoted to our Winter Week of Wisdom and Wonder: WWOWW! Special classes and activities are offered, so it’s a time for the students to learn new … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Visitor in My Classroom

With the school year finally winding down, May 23rd was a “review day” for the upcoming semester tests and exams; graduation is on Saturday, May 28th.  During the second class of the day, I (again) started going through things the students should … Continue reading

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Fun Afternoon at a Ceramics Studio

This year our school started something new–asking each Advisory group to plan an enrichment activity that would involve a field trip of some sort.  My first proposal was to visit Maymont in Richmond, Virginia.  With its mansion filled with Art Nouveau … Continue reading

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Introduction to Color Theory

In a new-to-me experiment to introduce color mixing to my students in grades 8-12, we used milk, food coloring and dishwashing detergent to create some very cool colors and designs. More color theory projects are on my website: http://art-rageous.net/ColorTheory.html

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