Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to Ask the Art Teacher!  This blog is for people interested in art and design education.  It operates under the premise that the more we share--ideas, projects, strategies, artists to look at--the better we can all be at this fun yet demanding job.  I think it is important that we are always questioning what and how we are teaching.  This is part of the reason teaching art can be so exciting and rewarding--we are always moving, creating, adjusting.


Additionally, I am sure most of us will agree that the projects we teach and the manner in which we teach them are greatly influenced by who we are as individuals.  To aid in better understanding this personal aspect of teaching art, Ask the Art Teacher will strive to get to know the inspiring individuals within our profession.  Each month, this blog will feature an interview with a particularly interesting art educator, delving deep into that person’s unique teaching philosophies, inspirations, and intentions.  It will also present a “Top 5”, which will list five interesting things I’ve bookmarked over the month relating to art education.  We can learn so much from each other, and I hope this blog will benefit our network of educators.

 

 Pastel Still Life Drawing Inspired by Paul Cézanne's work, Third Grade

Pastel Still Life Drawing Inspired by Paul Cézanne's work, Third Grade

 Monet's Water Lilies with Chalk Pastel and Tissue Paper, Fourth Grade

Monet's Water Lilies with Chalk Pastel and Tissue Paper, Fourth Grade

February

February