February 2016 archive

Trajan’s Column: Ancient Roman relief Sculpture (Work in Progress)

One of the great things about teaching art is being able to use other content areas for inspiration. Not only do students learn about various functions of art (storytelling, record keeping, etc), but I also get to learn; in this case, ancient Roman history. Trajan’s Column is a Roman triumphal column in Rome, Italy, that commemorates …

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Design Thinking with Clay – Smarter Interior Design

Clay is my absolute favorite medium to work in, and usually my students’ favorite, as it allows for quite a bit of creative freedom. It’s also a great tie-in with science and geology by introducing the firing process from greenware to glazeware, and the various types of clay.  Of all media, clay is the best material to literally see …

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