I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.

Art Education

Modern Art Murals


Many of you know that I teach art at Hyde Middle School. We recently finished putting up a bunch of paintings around campus that reflect selected modern art styles. Students worked in groups to select different styles ranging from surrealism to non-figurative (a detail of the photo realism painting is shown above). They then researched Read More

Guild Meetings in the Art Room


I made some obscure World of Warcraft reference while teaching a few weeks ago and one of my students totaly freaked out and told the whole school that I knew about World of Warcraft. That little spark has unleashed itself in my classroom in ways I never thought possible. Today, for the third consecutive week, Read More

Fear of Silicosis


The above pic was taken from a website surveying the danger of silicosis in American industry in the 30’s. Granted, my job is not sending me down in mines or anything. But, I am around lots of clay, which contains silica. So, two years ago, my school installed an air conditioner in my room, which Read More

I Wike 2 Do Dwaw-wings


Okay, so I said I’d post the link to the still life drawings my students did when they were up on our gallery, so here they are! You can click on the smaller pictures to enlarge them, which I think does them so much more justice. These are all begining Art students and their progress Read More

Yes! Drawings!


I taught my drawing unit a bit differently this semester and WOW! These are the best still life drawings I’ve seen come out of any students this age! I’ll post the link to their gallery when I have it up. But, if I do say so myself, this unit RULED! And my students worked so Read More

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