Choice-Based Art Teacher–An Interview

Introduction:  I chose to interview Robin Brooks, art educator and artist because I admire her ability to connect her teaching with her personal artistic journey.   If your experience with art in school was typical, most of the time you were instructed to complete projects or solve creative problems that were teacher-designed.  Robin and her choice-based [...]

mid-year musings from the elementary choice studio

This photo gallery shows student work completed in the last six weeks.  With three snow days to interrupt our flow, students nonetheless have shown great focus and persistence in creating original works in a variety of media.  My students are working hard to prepare work for our annual art show on March 31 in the [...]

May work: two commissions in pastel

I recently completed these two pastel drawings as commissioned works.   Both pieces are intended as gifts to the parents of a couple who are marrying this June.  The bride and groom wished to give something special to their parents to thank them for their help in planning the wedding and chose to commission me to [...]

A Sense of Place at Circling the Square Fine Art Press

“The show is titled, “A sense of place” and Robins works put me there. Energetic perspectives of trees and light, shapes and colors, textures and lines. Her recent black and white images with broad lines and balance, appear kinetic and monumental. Though the trees tower, they do not intimidate – they are majestic and dancing.”  [...]