Coppell, TX (CISD)

WELCOME! In our art room we learn creative ways to think critically about the world around us. Our society moves at the speed of light. A wise man I once knew said, "Creativity is the future." A simple statement yes but one that reverberates truth and logic. We would all agree, our children will be our legacy. Mix the two, and VOILA! They will be unstoppable.

On this site, you will find a variety of things including but not limited to, artwork, art advocacy, updates on school activities, advocacy and yes, more advocacy. Three philosophies I believe in that strongly guide my teaching: 1. Art is inherently cross-curricular, multi-cultural and global. 2. Art educators must continue to advocate the importance of art on a minute-by-minute basis. 3. We are ALL responsible for the educational impact art has on our world. I hope this site continues the initiative taken every day by thousands of passionate art teachers around the globe.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Art A Collagraphs and Relief Printmaking

Click here to link to a YouTube video demonstrating the collagraph technique.

First we made collagraphs and coated with gesso. 
This will help our acrylic paint to sit on the surface of the collagraph as opposed to soaking into it. 
Some of these just turned out beautifully.
After we experimented with Styrofoam 
relief printing on top of the collagraph print.

We decided to collage our final prints! More pics to come.

Shark Tank Inspiration and Creativity

When we think creatively we can change the world and it's not always about the money. 
Sometimes, it's about helping the well-being of our planet and everyone who inhabits it. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

University Recognition!!

Our class blog was featured on 
Southwestern Oklahoma State University's 
Art Education page. 
This means college students are looking at your work!