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07 Jul '13

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Looking Like Me Art and Poetry Lesson

In my seventh grade art class, I’ve used this beautiful picture book, Looking Like Me, by Walter Dean Myers.   It is a colorful picture book telling the story of a young boy, and who he thinks he is, as seen … Read More

Art and Fear, by David Bayles and Ted Orland

There is an amazing little book called Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland.  I picked it up because of the title- I was intrigued. It confirmed what I have believed for years.  Here are a few of … Read More

You Don’t Scare Me Writing Prompt Video

Here goes.  Watch the short video, pay attention to the smallest detail, think about what the words, images and music are telling you, and in the ‘comments’ section below, write your story. It’s that simple.

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Borrowed Light Writing Prompt Video

Here goes.  Watch the short video, pay attention to the smallest detail, think about what the words, images and music are telling you, and in the ‘comments’ section below, write your story.

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Writing Prompt Videos

Video writing prompts are engaging Story Starters for students who want to write more creatively.  Preview Corn Dog Art Story Starters and try it for yourself!

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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