Jon Hartley Folz

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11 Incredible Cardboard Machines

So Nintendo went and did it again with the reveal of Labo, their curious new set of build-your-own accessories for the Switch made out of cardboard. …

11 Excel Tricks And Shortcuts For Spreadsheet Ninjas

Even if you use Microsoft Excel regularly, there's a fair chance you might not be getting as much out of it as you can. Improve your Excel efficiency …

Python Programming
Art

15 Hyperrealistic Paintings That You’ll Have To See Twice To Believe They Are Not Photos

There are paintings that look like paintings, and then there are ones, that make it impossible to distinguish between a still picture and …

Art

The art of the steal: When does a copyright go too far?

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you want to riff on the "Mona Lisa," go ahead. Scratch a biro mustache on her. Give her a full beard if you like.<p>Don't go drawing facial hair directly on the original, of course; that's the physical property of the Louvre, and the museum's conservators are likely to get very angry with …

Art

5 Technologies That Are Changing High Schools Right Now

A science revolution is happening in schools.<p>The American high school is getting an upgrade.<p>For more than a century, high school has had the same …

High School

12 Creative Costumes That Will Make You the (Art) Star of Any Halloween Party

Art World<p>These costumes will turn your Halloween party into a masterpiece.<p>,<p>Halloween isn’t just a night to play dress-up—it’s a chance to get …

Art

A Preview of the Artwork in Volume 45 of Hi-Fructose: The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Volume 45 of <i>Hi-Fructose: The New Contemporary Art Magazine</i> has been announced and will feature artwork by amazing contemporary artists from all over …

Art

Why Did Michelangelo Hate Raphael So Much? 5 Ferocious Feuds That Shaped Art History

Art World<p>From a Renaissance rivalry to the great clash of critics in NYC.<p>,<p>Throughout art history, the quest for remembrance and dominance has led to …

Art

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

Native Americans

Surreal Illustration Style: The observatory

The Observatory is an illustration and graphic design project created and shared by Anxo Vizcaíno. It is one of those projects that make your …

Campsite Cooking: Our Amazing Three-Day Meal Plan

<b>Setting up your tent is the easy part.</b><p>When it comes to campsite know-how, outdoor cooking is what stymies most would-be adventurers. Often, campers …

Whole Grain

Guest Post: A Grading Journey of Epic Proportions (Part 2)

Guest post by Jonathan So<p>My last post I started off by saying I have been on a journey of an epic proportion.<p>This year I was given this amazing …

Education Technology

Become a Better Visual Storyteller by Following These 10 Rules for Better Composition (VIDEO)

Most great photographers are also accomplished visual storytellers who understand how to draw viewers into their scene and direct their eyes to the …

Photography
Michelle Obama

Andrew Peacock travels 280 miles on the Colorado River, descending through the Grand Canyon.

Below the rim<p>16 days in the Grand Canyon<p><b>“There is nothing quite like it… a deeply entrenched water corridor… through a desert wilderness of</b> …

Hiking

What happens to an artists' work after they die? - CNN Style

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12 Terrifically Glamorous Camping Options - Dwell

Here are a few destinations and suggestions that allow one to camp out indulgently.<p>While we might prefer to avoid the awkward sounding neologism "glamping," there's no doubt that this modern trend of retiring to remote places while maintaining the trappings of luxury is now extremely popular.

National Parks

Students Learn from Inquiry, Not Interrogation

Jackie Walsh shares resources and strategies teachers can use to partner with students and create new roles and responsibilities in classroom …

Teaching

‘We’re not hippies, we’re punks.’ School that has projects, not subjects, on the timetable

Finland’s answer to a slip in standards is to put more ‘joy’ into the curriculum. We visit a school in Yorkshire that aims to show the UK could do the same<p>‘New core curriculum for basic education emphasises the joy of learning,” reads a recent headline on a government education website. This new, …

Education

Modern Figure-Drawings Highlight the Beauty of the Human Form

A large-scale painting of a woman lounging reconstructs the figural.<p>Where are we today in figurative art? That is one of the questions asked by <i>Figural Constructs</i>, an exhibit showacsing the artistic muse of the human figure with a contemporary bent. One of the featured artists, Margaretta Gilboy, …

Art

One Artist's Frenzied Take on the Traditions of Old Masters

London's Amar Gallery showcases the lyrical drawings of Howard Tangye.<p><i>Links</i>, a new exhibition at Amar Gallery in London, features the abstract, animated figure drawings of Australian-born artist Howard Tangye. A retired teacher of famous designers, such as John Galliano and Stella McCartney, Tangye …

Art

A 1970s Educational Film About the Fine Art of Paper Marbling | Colossal

<p>This brief educational film takes us into a paper marbling studio from the 1970s where centuries-old techniques are used to create elaborate …

Art

Vanishing Points: Simple Architectural Drawing Hack Puts Art in Perspective

[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Drawing & Digital. ]Architectural drawings have long used geometrical tricks to convey scale, depth, distance and other …

Drawing

100 Days of Fascinating Black, White, and Bloody GIF Art

Min Liu's tricolored cel animations range from the disturbing to the enrapturing.<p><i>Bloody Dairy</i> is a series of 100 clever, mesmerizing, and occasionally fucked up GIFs by Taiwanese animator Min Liu, now based in New York. To sharpen her skill as a music video and ad animator, Liu embarked on a …

Digital Art

The 7 Best Fantasy Books for the Holiday Season

Whether you're looking for a last minute holiday gift or want a story for yourself, here's fantasy that isn't grimdark.<p>Thanks to the popularity of</i> …

Books

This programmable robotics kit is a coder kid's dream

There are cheaper robot kits out there, but the Jimu robot kit hits the sweet spot. Easy to build, great coding options and slick tablet integration.<p>Robot kits and the whole "kids should code" movement has picked up a lot of steam in 2016. It's one the year's better legacies. STEM talk is …

Robotics

Is My School Ready? Strategies For Principals That Lead

...The post Is My School Ready? Strategies For Principals That Lead appeared first on TeachThought.

The Post

Thought-Provoking Paintings Explore the Intersections Between Wildlife and Humanity

Artist, illustrator, and designer David Rice forms organic images overlaid with graphic styles to extend his branch of artistic creations. Focusing on natural landscapes and animals as primary subjects, his work is multi-dimensional, revolving around the intersections between nature and humanity. …

Art

Accidental Fashion Illustrator Captures the Elegant Woman in Her Element

Elusive yet alluring figures populate the work of Kelly Beeman.<p>Desiring simply to incorporate clothing into her illustrations, Kelly Beeman highlights the sumptuousness of fashion—the way it can transform a figure and serve as eye candy for the viewer. In this way, she became a fashion illustrator …

Graphics