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Out of Our Minds!

If you want to understand creativity, inspire it in your classroom and increase your own, I highly recommend Ken Robinson’s “Out of Our Minds, Learning to Be Creative”.  It explains, in a clear way why it is essential to be … Read More

25 Sep '12

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Day of the Dead

One of the lessons I have worked on with my middle school students is Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday that celebrates the life of someone who has passed on.  Some people think it is their version of Halloween, … Read More

24 Sep '12

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Ambiguous Illustrations

As much detail as I put into my illustrations, I purposefully leave areas that are quite ambiguous.  This is by design, and is possibly the most intriguing part of the image. So much of art is what we bring to … Read More

Model Creative Thinking in Your Classroom

Using Corn Dog Art™ illustrations can help you model creative thinking in your classroom.

One of the best ways to model creative thinking in your classroom is by questioning attitudes that children have. When children look at art, they may … Read More

23 Sep '12

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Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter

Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter.  This is a book that should be on every artist’s shelf.  It guides you through the understanding of light, atmospheric perspective, chroma, value and form.  It’s the book we should have … Read More

Leonardo da Vinci Quote

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.

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Georges Braque (1882-1963)

To work from nature is to improvise.

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