Kids love to celebrate birthdays, so what better time to introduce a new artist than on that artist's birthday? I've created a new page on my site to help you plan your artist birthday celebrations! Just click on the "Artist Birthdays" link on my menu bar for a list of birthdays by month, complete with links to lesson plans and wikipedia pages for more helpful info. (Artists … [Read more...]
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture Inspiration
"Fireworks of Glass" is the largest permanent sculpture of blown glass by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. This 43-foot tower mesmerizes children and adults alike at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. If you're curious about the art of glass blowing and how it's done, visit "Fireworks of Glass" at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis website, where there are all kinds … [Read more...]
What Inspires You?
While it's great to follow tried and true plans for a successful Art lesson, it can be fun to come up with a new project on your own, based on something that inspires you. Where do you get inspiration from? It's different for everyone, but anything that catches your eye (from the shapes and patterns of nature to the shadows cast on the building next door) can offer potential … [Read more...]