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Art Lesson: Collaborative Relief

At my previous school I always taught a lesson on the grid method by creating a collaborative grid with my students. Each student would get a section of the original image, and they had to enlarge and re-draw it. In order to accurately re-draw the image they had to pay attention to where lines and…

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Art Lesson: Clay Whistles

While I was in college one of the ceramics teachers did a clay whistle project with their class. When I heard about it I was bummed I wasn’t in his class, because it sounded like a fun project. However, after hearing all of the moaning and groaning from the students in his class about how…

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Ceramics: Alice and Wonderland Tea Set

  My niece Riley is about to have her first birthday, it seems like yesterday she was born and I can’t believe this day is already here. Her birthday theme is “onederland” and my sister-in-law asked if she could borrow a few of my teapots for decoration. I thought I would do one better and…

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Artwork: Ceramic Bowls

Every year my students and I host a fundraiser called Empty Bowls. It’s an amazing even that raises money and awareness about hunger. Empty Bowls started as a grassroots movement, and has grown into nationwide fundraiser since. Every year I am touched by the amount of time and effort my students put into this to…

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Artwork: Handmade Teapot and Teacups

In addition to my mixed media paintings and visual journal, I love using clay. I fell in love with it in high school, and had amazing professors in college who only pushed my love for it further. While in high school I tried for a month to use the pottery wheel… and failed miserably. At…

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