Best Art Education Blogs Are you a teacher or homeschooler in search of the best art education blogs? Long before I was a parent, I was an art teacher. I taught elementary and middle school art, and then moved into the field of museum education which is where I was right before TinkerLab began. While many of you are parents like me, I know that a fair number of our readers are also homeschoolers and/or educators. Because I love this stuff, and I know that many of you do too, I compiled this growing list of the best art education blogs. Like all lists, this one is only as comprehensive as my research and doesn’t take brand new blogs into account. If you have a favorite art education blog that’s not included here, will you let me know in a comment? TinkerLab. Teaching for Artistic Behavior Also known as TAB, teaching for artistic behavior is a nationally recognized choice-based art education approach to teaching art. Art Teachers Hate Glitter This is not your typical art teacher blog. Art with Mr. Mrs.
Dance Your Way through STEAM On Thursday, July 23rd, I have the honor of presenting again during Education Closet‘s summer Connectivity Conference. This is a conference I have presented at since it’s conception by my wonderful friend, Susan Riley. She has done such great work for teachers who strive to keep the arts and arts integration thriving in schools. My presentation is titled, “Dancing through STEAM.” The art of dance allows you to literally embody STEM concepts. Before I share a couple of examples, first let’s look at some dance concepts. For dance, I use BEST, an acronym that stands for Body, Energy, Space and Time. Briefly, Body refers to the body parts that you move, Energy is where you can consider the tension on your body as well as how you move your body, Space refers to the space you take up with your movement, including a varieties of levels from crouching low to stretching up and/or out and Time refers to your tempo or speed of movement. This is a popular video on our YouTube channel: Math Dances!
Asia Region Art Educators - Art educators living, working or interested in Asia Visual Art | Middle & High School Art Blog Unit 1 has come to an end in Grade 6. The Grade 6 students have been working with the MYP unit statement-of-inquiry: “The process of artistic creation can lead to self-discovery.” photo by A. These young artists have learned how artists from the East and the West traditionally represented people in artwork and why; have begun to learn how to critique, compare, and contrast artworks; have acquired new art-specific vocabulary; and have become more independent, critically-thinking students. Their Unit 1 studies have focused on the Arts Criteria of Knowing & Understanding, Developing Skills, Thinking Creatively, and Responding as well as on the MYP Approaches to Learning skills of Communication, Self-Management (Organization), and Creative Thinking. The students created two self-portrait drawings: one during the first week of school and then a long-labored final drawing after weeks of work through December, realistic, three-dimensional, shaded, highlighted self-portrait pencil drawings.
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Art Home - Visual Art Art websites for ideas Student Art Guide Developing Nicely - a blog by Chris Francis, UK Art teacher and Senior Leader at St Peter’s Catholic School, Bournemouth, England. Julia Stubbs - is an Advanced Skills Teacher in Art and Design at William de Ferrers School, Essex, England. Visual Arts external exemplars New Zealand Qualifications Authority AP Studio Art - Drawing AP Studio Art - 2D design AP Studio Art - 3D Design Studio Art Student Portfolios (click on 2014, 2015) InThinking Visual Arts is a website for International Baccalaureate Art teachers. Blog posts from the above website Ms Kings' AP Studio Art Class The website by AP Studio teacher Carrie King contains a superb collection of teaching activities for the Art students at Mt. Bartelart.com is the home of Dr. Top Art Exhibition NZQA The Saatchi Gallery (London) runs major art competitions for high school students, as part of its education programme. (Source: Student Art Guide)
Enlisting Students to Help with Artsonia I am all about getting my students’ artwork safely (and relatively anonymously) out on my art room sites, social networks, and fundraising sites. But photographing, editing, and uploading can sometimes be a real time-vaccuum! Especially if you teach 600+ budding artists! Here is a solution to save you time by enlisting and empowering your students: Create an Upload Station! Whether you use iPads or cameras, an upload station will save you valuable time and do double-duty teaching your students some photography basics. I teach older students (4th grade and up) to photograph their own artwork, so I may edit and upload the images to my selected sites at a much more efficient pace. When setting up my upload station, I considered the following obstacles: What if other students accidentally delete another person’s photo? How do you know whose artwork is whose? How do you fix weird angles or glare? Is there enough time for students to do this? What about the younger grades (K-3)?
50+ Awesome Art Competitions for High School Students This article contains a comprehensive list of local, national and international high school Art competitions for students aged 13–18 years. It is regularly updated with painting, drawing, design, sculpture, video, architecture and fashion design competitions from around the world and focuses on those that offer significant prizes, fame or glory. Competitions can be a goldmine for Art students, offering money, scholarships, product vouchers, overseas trips, promotional opportunities and other prizes. With digital submissions common, those in disadvantaged countries can often compete on an equal footing, winning prizes that convert handsomely to a local currency. As well as the monetary benefits, prizes and awards can provide excellent fodder for university applications or CVs/resumes. The fame and social media attention garnered from a winning entry can also be just what is needed to launch a creative career. CASE STUDY: Shania McDonagh, from Mount St. Feel the fear and do it anyway
The Best Art Teacher Blogs: Inspiration for High School Students The Student Art Guide is constantly on the lookout for great art teacher blogs and websites for high school Art students (including those studying IGCSE, GCSE, A Level Art, NCEA, IB and AP Studio Art). The majority of Art teacher blogs, however, contain poor quality photographs or have an emphasis on the pedagogy of art education, rather than upon sharing practical advice for students and art teachers. High school art education blogs or websites with a focus on quality artwork seem to be few and far between. Thus, for the benefit of our readers, we have begun to compile a list of the gems we have found. Developing Nicely Developing Nicely is a stunning blog by Chris Francis, UK Art teacher and Senior Leader at St Peter’s Catholic School, Bournemouth, England. www.juliastubbs.co.uk Julia Stubbs is an Advanced Skills Teacher in Art and Design at William de Ferrers School, Essex, England. Ms. InThinking Visual Arts Bartelart.com Bartelart.com is the home of Dr. Dan China’s Flickr photostream
Moving Through Math on Vimeo Moving Through Math is an arts integrated math program for children ages 4-9. Watch our videos to see how kids can see, hear, and even feel math concepts through integrating math instruction with music and dance. Children feel how patterns form the building Moving Through Math is an arts integrated math program for children ages 4-9. Shout Box Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos.