Millions and billions and trillions of cats today! We had a very feline-filled class today, as we learned all about American artist, Wanda Gag. Gag is probably best known for writing and illustrating the children’s book Millions of Cats, which not only won the Newbery Honor Award, but is the oldest American picture book still… Continue reading Fabulous Felines: The Art of Wanda Gag
As part of our series on artists who have overcome obstacles to create their art, today we focused on the amazingly inspirational life of Judith Scott. Judith was born, along with her twin sister, Joyce, on May 1, 1943 in Columbus, Ohio. She was born deaf and mute and with Down Syndrome and spent the… Continue reading Judith Scott and the ties that bind
I am so proud of my Time Travelers students, who are featured today on the Malala Yousafzai Fund Blog for the beautiful and inspirational Malala dolls we made in class. Every voice, big or small, makes a difference – and I am so lucky to work with such truly spectacular children who will, no doubt,… Continue reading My students in the news!
In both my Museum Masters and Time Travelers classes, I require the children to take notes. Whether they’re in first grade or fifth, I like the idea of them taking what they find interesting in class and either writing or drawing a few notes to remember. When I first started doing this, I wondered if… Continue reading Keith Haring Did Not Know How to Dance, and other notes from my students
I was so thrilled to jump-start my Winter Session of Museum Masters with an artist I admire greatly. Richard Deacon, a Welsh-born artist, writer and sculptor, has created, in my opinion, some of the most beautiful and compelling pieces of sculptural art in the world. Deacon’s sculptures are abstract and often constructed of everyday materials… Continue reading Richard Deacon, or The Awesome Wooden Slinky
Today was a special treat for me as I taught my students about one of my all-time favorite artists, Andrew Wyeth. Perhaps it’s my love of the Helga series, maybe it’s my utter obsession with all things Maine…whatever it is, Andrew Wyeth fills my soul. His piece Around the Corner even holds a spot of distinction… Continue reading Museum Masters: All About Andrew Wyeth
Flower and skulls and donuts, oh my! Georgia O’Keeffe was our featured artist of the day and we had a marvelous time learning all about this iconic artist. From her humble beginnings on a farm in Wisconsin, to her love affair with the Southwest, Georgia O’Keeffe provided a multitude of fun information and inspiring pieces… Continue reading Museum Masters: Georgia O’Keeffe