Experience the art of pinhole cameras. Create a one-of-a-kind long exposure pinhole camera that requires no darkroom processing. This lesson is easily adaptable for kindergarten through college and beyond using readily available materials. Download the PDF here and learn more in the second edition of Focus on Photography.
"Great teachers foster growth. They make students feel comfortable enough to mess up while, simultaneously, balancing a standard of excellence they want everyone to strive toward." Growth Happens by learning from our mistakes. Download our PDF about learning through classroom critiques.
Cell Phone Photo Shoot – Download this simple photography lesson to introduce students to using their camera phones in the classroom and teach them to become GATHERERS instead of HUNTERS when finding a subject to photograph. Find more great ideas in the second edition of Focus on Photography.
Maskmaking by Carole Sivin | Detailed instructions cover the full extent of the maskmaking medium, from simple paper-plate and paper-bag masks for young children to complex plaster and clay applications for older students, teachers, performers, artists, and craftspeople. Photos of finished masks and a section devoted to finishing and decorating techniques inspire inventive treatment of basic maskmaking applications. #Maskmaking
Puppets: Methods and Materials by Cedric Flower and Alan Fortney | Instructions for producing a vast array of hand, shadow, rod, and marionette puppets are clearly presented with outstanding line drawings and photographs detailing the various stages. #Puppets
Puppets and Masks: Stagecraft and Storytelling by Nan Rump | It won’t take long to realize you’d be crazy not to take advantage of the instructional opportunities afforded by incorporating storytelling arts into your elementary classroom. Especially with this easy-to-follow guide for turning simple materials into elaborate puppets and sets. #Puppets #Masks #Stagecraft #Storytelling
Insights and Inspirations from Reggio Emilia: Stories of Teachers and Children from North America by Lella Gandini, Susan Etheredge, and Lynn Hill | Insights and Inspirations from Reggio Emilia captures and celebrates 30 years of the Reggio Emilia innovative presence and inspiration in North American early childhood educational thought and practice. #EarlyChildhood
Thinking with a Line, Teacher's Guide by Cathy Weisman Topal | Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, this teacher’s guide offers teachers a new art and literacy tool through exploring the basic element of line. Children delight in discovering that they can create signs, patterns, and complex structures by printing with small cardboard rectangles dipped in ink. #EarlyChildhood