You may recognize Crayola as the go-to brand for art supplies in general, but when you're on a budget, you could find yourself at the 99 Cent store, hoping to save a few dollars. Let me save you some time! I've purchased different brands of crayons and put them to the test for you. Here are my field notes for which brand is best and why.Read More
An absolute favorite book that I refer to a whole bunch is Mid-Century Modern Women in the Visual Arts by Ellen Surrey. Not only does it include women who found success in the 1950s and 1960s, but it's diverse and isn't limited to just 2D art. The illustrations are incredible!
I turned to this book to introduce my students to Alma Thomas, a painter whose work is very mosaic-like. We love her bright colors and her patterns.Read More
This incredibly simple brain teaser is a huge hit with students of all ages. It takes very little prep and there's hardly any clean up. You can use whatever coloring tools and paper you have on hand. It's also a great reason to save any sturdy paper scraps from previous projects.Read More