How Visual Arts Skills Apply to Daily Life Would you like to live a life of empowered living? Read on to see what my elementary art students gleaned from visual arts classes! During the last few weeks of my thirty year elementary art teaching career, I decided to take an impromptu survey of some ofContinue reading “EMPOWERED LIVING”


Not Screaming but Singing My friend, this is the famous 2020 tree in case you’ve not met her. It is understandable if you may think she would be screaming her leaves off with the events of this year. It may appear that she is throwing her branches up in sheer disgust. If she were, whichContinue reading “THE 2020 TREE”

Michelangelo Inspiration

Many times famous artists influence the creativity of others. Michelangelo inspiration in others is no exception! Michelangelo Inspired Classroom One of my favorite elementary school art lessons was influenced by Michelangelo. My students each taped a sheet of paper beneath their tables. They had a direct experience in feeling what it was like to paintContinue reading “Michelangelo Inspiration”

Listen to the Children

This is very nearly a Jack and the Beanstalk story, except it has to do with a little girl, maybe even two little girls. It emphasizes that we must listen to the children. Oh, and I guess it is not a beanstalk at all, but a tree. Listening to Our Daughter Many, many moons agoContinue reading “Listen to the Children”

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