Magazine article School Arts


Magazine article School Arts


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Simple Truths

I realized a truth the other day when a student showed me his project. Only in art class could you say to a studetnt, "You didn't follow directions, but I love what you did!"

--Michael Smith, art teacher, McDonough City Magnet School, Lowell, Massachusetts

Cross Breeds

Challenge your students with an imaginative drawing exercise combined with some word fun. Develop new animal names by combining an animal's name that ends with the same letters as another animal's name begins. Then draw the new animal form! Here's a list to get you started:


Occupational Hazards

match the artmaker to the hazard

1. Painters               a. unbalanced
2. Sculptors              b. at loose ends
3. Potters                c. hammered
4. Weavers                d. unshaven
5. Blacksmiths            e. decomposed
6. Woodworkers            f. inscripted
7. Lacemakers             g. outclassed
8. Artists                h. depressed
9. Art teachers           i. tattered
10. Calligraphers         j. discolored
11. Printmakers           k. off centered

anonymous editor

Color Wars

Books with blue covers sell better than those with green covers.

--anonymous publisher

In Loving Color

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.

--Marc Chagall

Color Matters

The human eye can see 7,000,000 colors. …

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