Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bye Bye for now....

In the Art Studio is saying goodbye for now...

I hung up my apron today. I am retired and must cease this blog with my school district. I think I will continue at some point because I love to put these mini lessons together and new ideas are always presenting themselves to me. I think the blog will look different though.  I am not sure what will unfold. I will look at life and see what might be worthy of sharing. 

 In the meantime, I will be presenting TAB inspired professional development and will continue to sell my Artifact Assessment Books  for grades 1-5. I appreciate you and wish you the very best...you do important work. If you need to get in touch with me,  contact me at:


Bye Bye......

Lines, Lines, Everywhere

The lesson today is about something that you can use in every studio. We are going to talk about how artists see line. This year, we talked about the artist, Andy Goldsworthy, we could see that he used line in his work. See it here...

So what does line look like when we think about our studios at school?


This artwork was done by the artist Mondrian


This drawing was done by the French artist Edgar Dega

fiber Arts


Roxy Paine....American artist from New Mexico created the above lovely organic nature shapes.

 Brice Marden was born in Brooklyn NY and was interested in eastern calligraphy. Do you see the connection?

Lines are also used in architecture... 



Train Station in Lisbon

 London Building

How can you use line to get your idea across to others. Art is all about sharing ideas, thoughts, problems!