Monthly Archives: January 2016

Printmaking Introduction

Aaaah!  The sound of a brayer going back and forth across the perfect amount ink.  It’s a unique sound.  Kind of like the sound of Velcro but not quite. I was excited to share the joy of that sound with my students. It has been quite some time since I’ve done printmaking but that sound brought me back. Okay you… Read more »

Do Magazines Count as Personal Development?

Let me first say I’m not talking about the official personal development or continuing education you need to keep your teaching certificate active here in PA. I’m talking about the personal development for you, personally.  The stuff you do to improve yourself as an artist/creative person.  Personal development that makes me a better teacher.  (If you’re interesting in understanding why… Read more »

Beginning Watercolor- Adults

New Beginning Watercolor Class starting… Here’s the bare bones… Beginning Watercolor Class Tuesday mornings from 10-12 January 26- March 1st (Make up day- March 8th) Tuition $60 or $10 per class All supplies included If you would like more information keep reading… Taking a watercolor class is an investment in yourself, a chance to fellowhip with like minded individuals.  In… Read more »

How to Plan a Printmaking Unit

Plan a printmaking unit

As a private art instructor, I plan my lessons a bit differently than public school teachers.  I don’t have a curriculum that I follow but I am sure to base my lessons on the Elements of Art and Principles of Designs, Art History and Culture, or specific skills or medium.  My goal is giving my students a good base of information… Read more »