Reverse Painting Acetate Self Portraits
We had a photo shoot in class during which each student posed for their self portrait. They had the freedom to pick how they wanted to pose and whether they wanted to express an emotion through their pose. We printed out 8” by 10” photos and students traced the main contours of their face…
Mrs. Bartolazzi on Instagram: “Ying Yang zentangles by 5th grade! Thank you @mrs._hamiltons_art_class for the idea! #intheartroom #artteachers”
33 Likes, 1 Comments - Mrs. Bartolazzi (@artolazzi) on Instagram: “Ying Yang zentangles by 5th grade! Thank you @mrs._hamiltons_art_class for the idea! #intheartroom…”
I have had more fun with this new look that I have found. It started out as an experiment but now, I am finding myself looking for scraps o...
A Delicious Lesson All Students Can Sink Their Teeth Into - The Art of Education University
It’s September, and I don’t know about you, but my students are always hungry for a creative spin on their lessons about this time of year. I am pretty serious about having them work on their technical skills, but I also think it’s important to feed my students with creative lessons they enjoy! If you’re […]
Warm & Cool Portraits with Tessellations
In this “classic” Calvert project, sixth graders first learned about the history of tessellations (and artist M.C. Escher, who is famous fo...
The Effect of Color: A Jam-Packed Video Resource - The Art of Education University
Can you imagine what our world would look like without color? Color is one of the most important elements of art and my personal favorite to teach. I’m constantly searching for new ways to introduce color to my middle school students. Recently, a colleague told me about an amazing video on color. The Effect of […]
Intro to Color Theory - Terminology
Saturation? Hue? Let's get these definitions down right! Please note that the color wheel covered in this video is a more Traditional color wheel. I will be ...
99 Important Design Words You Should Know
Describing visual works of art or design can be tough. Here are 99 design words that will help you better communicate with designers.
The bold, bright truth about color theory
Color theory is both science and art. It explains how humans perceive color, as well as the subliminal (and often cultural) messages it communicates.
Mixing skin tones (painting)
I found these images (explaining how to mix paints to achieve different skin tones) incredibly useful so I wanted to share them. They are from from “Painting the Head in Oil” by John Howard Sanden. (Special thanks to Jayne Brophy for letting me know about the source!) My art YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/penandblade Lots of anatomy…
American Flag Painting - Step By Step Tutorial For Beginners
Learn how to paint an American Flag Painting with acrylics on canvas. This is a really easy painting tutorial that has picture directions and VIDEO.