The Missing Paint

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Tweet The paint is missing! The paint! The paint! Oh where, oh where has it gone? I see it no more, when I open the door. Oh where, oh where has it gone?   It has been replaced, replaced, you say And what, and what is there now? Is it glue, is it glitter, is […]

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Blendoku App for Mixing Colors

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Tweet Today I’d like to introduce you to a fantastic app and great new game, Blendoku.  It’s a fun way to play with colors and learn about how they can mix together and are related to one another.  My first time playing, I was hooked and shortly after, my 7-year-old son found it on my […]

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Art For The Ages

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Tweet Art has always been the most effective form of human expression. Anything translated into a piece of art was once an image or a thought in the human mind; this is why art is always a medium of manifesting the human thought and emotion. The human condition has been depicted via art from the […]

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The Earth Without Art

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Tweet I first saw this saying while looking through magazines to create a vision board during last summer’s Teacher Art Retreat.  I quickly tore out the page and hung it in my office at home. Just the other day, I was visiting with a local artist, Renee Schneider (who happens to be this summer’s Teacher […]

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Visiting The World’s Most Renowned Art Museums Through Google Art

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Tweet Here is an introduction to a great online tool you can try out in these last weeks of school – Google Art.  And to show you the way, we bring you this guest post.  ~EMP The world possesses some amazing museums, and for students who have aspirations of working in art careers, a visit […]

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Norman Rockwell and Black History

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Tweet A picture is worth 1,000 words and as far as I’m concerned, I could talk about the works of Norman Rockwell all day!  I love his work: his ability to capture reality, innocence, truth, humor and the overall American spirit.  This year, I’ve been reaching into my collection of Norman Rockwell prints (most in […]

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Arts Integration for the Art Teacher

RED by Arash and Kelly  This painting is one that is used in an example in the post.

Tweet This week, I wrote a guest post for Jessica Balsley’s website Art of Education.  She is an art teacher who provides many resources and ideas for other teachers interested and invested in arts education.  I decided to stay with my focus on arts integration and cater to her major audience – art teachers.  Here […]

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Pleasure, Experience and Art

Tweet While in Sicily, Elizabeth Gilbert tries to understand a piece of the pleasure seeking Italian culture. In her book, Eat, Pray, Love, she refers to Luigi Barzini, an Italian journalist and author of The Italians who provides her with a large piece of the puzzle. She writes, “Because the world is so corrupted, misspoken, […]

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Teacher Talents

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Tweet I teach with some very talented people. Take the other teachers on my fourth grade team: one is a great artist, one is a pianist and singer and the other wows me at every staff meeting as she sketches boarders around her notes. And I think to myself, do their students know this about […]

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