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Art Show Guidebook

Art Show Guidebook

By on Mar 12, 2014 | 0 comments

I’ve been waiting to put this puppy together for years now and something always got in the way. But with art show season upon us, I was eager to share my twelve years of art show experience with you all. Creating this 38-page guidebook was pure joy because although art shows can be incredibly taxing, nothing is more well-received by children, parents and...

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Art Show 2013

Art Show 2013

By on Apr 11, 2013 | 13 comments

    This year’s art show will be unveiled tonight. I won’t be there. I’ll be watching my son do his thing in Ventura at a track meet. I’ll miss the excitement as the kids search for their piece of art. Pictures will be taken and parents will ask good art questions. These moments will be brief as the families rush off to visit...

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Art Show 2012

Art Show 2012

By on Apr 13, 2012 | 14 comments

To my wonderful students, Look at what you have achieved! You have learned about color and composition, line and shape, tempera and watercolor, tint and shade, clay and paper, O’Keeffe and Van Gogh, Matisse and Klee. Are you tired yet?  You tune your curiosity and creativity to the highest levels; your keen attention and your willingness to learn is...

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Art Show Volunteers

Art Show Volunteers

By on Mar 26, 2012 | 7 comments

Art Show season is upon us and according to my last post on prepping for an art show, every art teacher has a different approach to their particular show. Some do it alone, mounting artwork for weeks and weeks and others scramble at the last minute and hope for the best! There is no best way, but I can’t help but think: Do you want help but don’t know...

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Prepping for School Art Show

Prepping for School Art Show

By on Mar 23, 2012 | 45 comments

Many of you might be in the process of planning your end-of-the-year art show. Monday is Spring Break, but for me, I’ll be back at school sorting and organizing my student’s art work for the upcoming art show. I’ve written before about how I plan out my show…certainly nothing fancy, but boy does the show look great! Here are a few of my...

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Brandon School’s 2011 Art Show

Brandon School’s 2011 Art Show

By on May 31, 2011 | 12 comments

I’m so proud of my students. They’ve done such great work this year, coming into art class with enthusiasm, energy and a can-do attitude. It was all on display last Thursday, the night of our Annual Art Show, filling the multi-purpose room with color and energy. A huge thanks to my art buddies Sandra, Jeannie and Annette for stapling and hanging ALL the...

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