7-12 Art Education

By cguenter | For my EDTE 536 secondary students

‘It’s Impossible to Imagine Trump Without the Force of Whiteness'

“The foundation of Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy,” writes Ta-Nehisi Coates in his feature for <i>The Atlantic’</i>s October 2017 issue. In this animated excerpt from a recent interview with Coates about his article, the writer explains how tribalism and white supremacy paved …

White Supremacism

Digital Portfolios with Maker Ed

Practice the documentation process, explore digital portfolios tools, and create your own digital portfolio.<p>Read time: 30min.<br>• Project time: …

150 People Attempt to Draw World’s Famous Logos Completely From Memory

Can you remember what the IKEA logo looks like? Could you draw the Starbucks mermaid without peeking? That’s the challenge that Signs.com gave to 156 Americans. In half an hour’s time, they were asked to recreate 10 famous company logos completely from memory. The results, called Branded in Memory, …

Domino's Pizza

Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait: the race to make art come alive

The Dutchman was the master illusionist of the Renaissance, creating incredibly detailed images laden with symbolism and meaning<p><b>A kind of magic</b><p>The art historian EH Gombrich described the Arnolfini Portrait as “a simple corner of the real world … fixed on to a panel as if by magic”. Renaissance …

Art History

What Is American about American Art

In seven paintings in the National Gallery, we can see the primacy of the individual in the national character.<p>I’m an art historian specializing in …

Artist’s Giant Pencil Drawings Blur the Line Between Hyperrealism and Surrealism

Self-taught artist Jono Dry brings his imagination to life with a pencil and paper. In his awe-inspiring hyperrealism drawing style, the South African creative fuses an incredible attention to detail with a surrealist point of view—making his work both technically stunning as well as conceptually …

Illustration

Know Students Better: A Visual Guide to Formative Assessment Tools

When teachers know their students well, they can build strong connections that lead to better learning. Knowing students’ interests, strengths, and …

First Day of School

The Invisible Artists Behind Your Favorite Comics

Colorists and and letterers bring a silent medium to life, and their work often goes undetected—especially if they’re great at their jobs.<p>Open any issue of <i>The Wicked</i> + <i>The Divine</i>, the critically acclaimed modern-fantasy series from Image Comics, and the first thing you see is spectacle and sound. …

Graphic Novels

Standards For Educators

7b<p>Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to …

These Insanely Detailed Cityscapes Are Drawn by Hand

IDEO San Francisco mural, 2017<p>In the garden of Ebineezer Goode, 2016. Another piece from LA. I made this painting on the iPad Pro, sitting in my …

Beatrix Potter, Mycologist: The Beloved Children’s Book Author’s Little-Known Scientific Studies and Illustrations of Mushrooms

“Imagination is the precursor to policy, the precondition to action. Imagination, like wonder, allows us to value something.”<p><b>Beatrix Potter</b> (July 28, 1866–December 22, 1943) is one of the most beloved and influential storytellers of all time. <i>The Tale of Peter Rabbit</i> and her other gloriously …

Selfies are just the contemporary version of the art masters’ self-portraits

What kind of self-portraits would art’s great masters have offered had they had access to smartphones? “To hell with sketchings, spatial perspective, and density of brushstroke,” I imagine Van Gogh venting in an exhale of pipe smoke. “I’m just going to snap a selfie.”<p>In the 17th century, only a …

Art

Learn More About Art Paint Brushes

01<p>of 18<p>How the Size of an Art Paint Brush is Indicated<p>Artist's paint brushes come in an array of sizes, shapes and hairs. Find out more about the …

Visually Satisfying Photos Capture the Repetition and Symmetry of Swimming

With a preference for portraiture and an artistic attraction to “modern freshness,” Slovakia-based artist Maria Svarbova produces expressive photographs that explore everyday actions and reimagine routine. This interest in repetition is particularly evident in her photos of swimmers, a subject she …

Illustration

Quick Rubric Offers an Easy Way to Create Rubrics Online

Quick Rubric is a free tool for writing, editing, and printing rubrics. On Quick Rubric you can create a rubric that is tailored to your points/ …

The art of tragedy: 150 years of Käthe Kollwitz

A true icon of pacifism and class struggle as well as one of the most recognized German artists of the 20th century, Käthe Kollwitz was born 150 …

Art

Descendants of the U.S. Founding Fathers Recreate Iconic Painting 241 Years Later

If you’ve ever taken a course on American history, you're probably familiar with artist John Trumbull's iconic painting, <i>Declaration of Independence</i>. The sprawling piece depicts a historic moment as Thomas Jefferson presents the first draft of the document to Congress. The 56 Founding Fathers would …

Declaration Of Independence

8 Artists Who Harness the Power of Words in Art

Language is a powerful tool. And no one understands that better than artists who thoughtfully utilize text to make a statement and draw out emotion. By using text as the central communication vehicle in their artistic expression, these artists push forth letters, numbers, and words as their primary …

Art

Andrew Wyeth and the artist's fragile reputation

I vividly recall my first encounter with Andrew Wyeth’s art when I was 14 years old, in the dingy galleries of Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum.<p>While giants …

Three Good Places to Find Public Domain Images

My earlier post about Common Craft's new video prompted a few people to ask me for recommendations for places to find public domain images and …

20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

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Resources for Participants ISTE 2017

Thanks for your enthusiasm, ISTE attendees! Please reach out if there is anything else you need from the presentation. <br>More iPad Art: Lessons, Apps …

Art

World premiere of Loving Vincent | DW English

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8 Drawing Exercises That Every Artist Should Practice

Wire Drawing Exercise<p>Example from save-janos.net – this example has been placed on a painted acrylic background<br>With this exercise you are not going …

24,000 Vintage Cartoons from the Library of Congress Illustrate the History of This Modern Art Form (1780-1977)

Historically speaking, what we call cartoons began as artifacts of print culture, and as such, of modernity. Before the widespread availability of …

Art

Travel through a wonderland made of discarded cardboard

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A First-Grader's Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is giving NYC public school students the opportunity of a lifetime.<p>On Tuesday evening, a group of students ― pre-kindergarteners to 12th graders from New York public schools in all five boroughs ― converged at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The young people were not …

Education

The Street Art Hiding On The 69th Floor Of The World Trade Center

The project is called an "art world in the sky."<p>Is street art still street art if it dwells not on storefronts and avenues but 69 floors up in a Manhattan skyscraper? This is the question at the root of “ART4WTC: Gallery in the Sky,” an artistic collaboration between street art legends in the …

Street Art

Shepard Fairey: artist behind Obama 'Hope' poster unveils largest work to date in Sydney

On the side of 309 George St in Sydney, the street artist’s latest work has been unveiled as part of Vivid Sydney<p>The mural is still being completed when we speak but the work by the 47-year-old Los Angeles-based artist Shepard Fairey is already doing the rounds on Instagram.<p>The artwork, on the side …

Street Art