5th Grade Plaster Masks…..Reasons why I love my job. This looks so awesome and I never would have thought to make this. Almost looks like it should be some sort of aboriginal mask.

5th Grade Plaster Masks…..Reasons why I love my job. This looks so awesome and I never would have thought to make this. Almost looks like it should be some sort of aboriginal mask.

Project of magnified proportions….
This would work great for a high school or even a middle school portrait lesson. Takes all the pressure off of how well you look and focuses on the technique.

Project of magnified proportions….

This would work great for a high school or even a middle school portrait lesson. Takes all the pressure off of how well you look and focuses on the technique.

Watercolor and Glue…Friends for life. 
This would work well with advanced special needs students probably. Don’t make the picture too complicated, have them outline some picture with Elmer’s glue on watercolor paper, then they can work on painting with watercolor. I’ll have to try this.

Watercolor and Glue…Friends for life.


This would work well with advanced special needs students probably. Don’t make the picture too complicated, have them outline some picture with Elmer’s glue on watercolor paper, then they can work on painting with watercolor. I’ll have to try this.

I’d love to do this as an art lesson! Instead of a tin I’d probably use art foil. And instead of random dots I’d have them pick at least three different constellations. Then curve the foil into a cylinder, pop it in a mason jar with a tea light candle and voila! stars! Elementary for sure, maybe 3rd or 4th grade?

Found this gem while subbing…

Illustrated bugs…3rd grade. Small pieces of watercolor paper, fine sharpies, watercolor paints (muted with black or brown). And I love the little wonky frames. Too cute. They can even mismatch bug pieces to make their own.

Would love to do this with a class. Three different views to this. When viewing from one side you get a view of a sad picture, when viewing from the other side it’s a happy picture, when viewed from front you get this, a mixture of the two. Love. This is why man invented photoshop.

I would love to do this with middle school!

Back up on the horse I go…

Since finishing student teaching I have taken a much needed break from lesson planning and personal sample making. But finally it is time to start that education engine back up again and start compiling lessons and samples for when I grown up and get a real job. Here are three samples for a portrait assignment, I’m thinking maybe 5th grade?

Shattered Portraits. Crayon and Watercolor Resist.

Fantastic Video.