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Recycled Assemblage Sculptures Inspired by Louis Nevelson

Recycled Assemblage Sculptures Inspired by Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. Born in Russia, she emigrated with her family to the United States in 1905. Her unique artistic style was influenced by the cubist movement, co-founded by Pablo Picasso, and the found object sculptures of Marcel Duchamp. Calling herself “the original recycler”, Nevelson is most […]

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4 Easy Ways to Sharpen Your Scissors

4 Easy Ways to Sharpen Your Scissors

Scissors in the art room can get dull fast, with being shared by so many students, and cutting who-knows-what! But sharpening your inexpensive classroom scissors is easy to do and can add new life to dull scissors that you might otherwise just toss and replace. And the best part is that you probably already have all you […]

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Student Grade Colored Pencil Comparison Test

A Colored Pencil Test

When it comes to buying art supplies for your classroom, how much does your budget influence your buying decisions? Do you sometimes choose your cheapest option just because, well, it’s the cheapest? There’s such a range of quality when it comes to student grade colored pencils and the difference in price doesn’t always make up […]

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Monoprints made with a Gelli Arts gel printing plate

Making Monoprints with a Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate

I recently discovered a new product that I’ve become obsessed with… the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate. I’ve always loved monoprinting, but Gelli Plates take this art form to a whole new level. Printmaking with a Gelli Plate is similar to gelatin printing, but the plate itself is much more durable, it’s reusable, you can […]

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Art Hanging System from IKEA

Art Hanging System from IKEA

Parents, ever wonder how to display all that wonderful artwork your kids bring home at the end of the school year? The mom of one of my students shared this great idea with me (thank you, Molly Craig!) and it’s so clever I had to pass it along!  She created a “hallway gallery”  for her […]

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The Time Timer

Stay on Schedule with the Time Timer

My students and I LOVE our new Time Timer!  I first learned about the Time Timer on the Art of Education site.  The Time Timer is a fabulous time management tool for any classroom.  It comes in three sizes: 3″, 8″ and 12″.  I purchased the 8″ size from Amazon.com for about $20, and it’s […]

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Crayola Markers in plastic bags in a tub

Marker Set Storage

Crayola Markers are my go-to product when I want a lesson with bright colors and easy clean-up.  Last year I experimented with Crayola’s “washable” markers and now I’m sold on them!  Most washable products don’t have the quality I look for, but these are different.  The colors are clean and bright, and my experience has […]

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