I thoroughly enjoy printmaking and have taught a variety of methods from including, monoprinting, collagraphs, relief printing, and screen printing to 3 year olds on up to adult. Students are always so fascinated with printmaking almost as if it were magic. Building from basic techniques such as stamping with found objects students can begin to think about shapes and patterns. Working with linoleum cuts students can focus on textures and line. Monoprints are so intriguing for students as they explore colors.

“You should always respect what you are and your culture because if your art is going to mean anything, that is where it comes from.

-Romare Bearden
  • Using Thematic Picture Books: Gratitude

    Using Thematic Picture Books: Gratitude

    ~Peter Pan I love using picture books in the Art Room, they are perfect for introducing artists, skills and connecting with other subject areas. After looking through some of the picture books that I saved to my YouTube playlist and reaching out to a few art teacher groups on FaceBook, I’ve select nine amazing books…

  • A Month of Gratitude

    A Month of Gratitude

    This month I would like to reflect on all the things that I am grateful for. Of course family and friends are at the top of my list but I also wanted to think about all the things that I truly appreciate and sometimes take for granted. When I was searching for inspiration on Pinterest,…

  • How to create an art Pacing guide: Tips for Organizing art lessons

    How to create an art Pacing guide: Tips for Organizing art lessons

    Over the past 16 years of teaching I have built 4 successful art programs from scratch. This year I have noticed a lot of new art teachers asking about pacing guides and how to organize their lessons. I know that I really struggled with this when I first started teaching and feel that I’ve definitely…