Children and Collage

I have often heard comments from art teachers about the challenge of inspiring children to make collages in choice-based art classrooms.  We know that kids respond strongly to the collage illustrations of Eric Carle, Leo Lionni, Ezra Jack Keats, and other visual storytellers.  So what happens when we ask children to make a collage as [...]

The Choice-Based Studio Environment

“The Environment as Teacher—How to Create a Studio Classroom that Supports Student Choice and Creativity” This is the title of my upcoming spring workshop for the Maine Art Education Association.  It’s a topic I think a lot about, since, with only forty minutes for art each week, the classroom really has to function as a [...]