1. finished this painting of a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird today. it’s so nice to paint again. it makes me feel calm…

    finished this painting of a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird today. it’s so nice to paint again. it makes me feel calm…

  2. "Some teachers still have trouble showing any sort of vulnerability of fallibility. These teachers will expend immense amounts of energy hiding the fact they’re frustrated at something, that they’re upset or perhaps even angry. Why? Other teachers get tied into logical knots to avoid admitting “I have no idea what the answer to your question is.” But teachers who genuinely connect with students are the ones who aren’t afraid to show emotions in class, who can admit that they aren’t in fact the repository of all knowledge. Of course nobody want to be a wallowing, blubbering mess in class, but what better way to teach empathy than to give the students someone to empathize with when we’re having a bad day? What better way to foster collaboration and to teach that it’s okay not to know something than to say “I don’t know, let’s find that out!”?"
  3. ummno:

empyrean-princess:

This is literally so fucking important


Best teacher ever.



Should just post this in my classroom…

    ummno:

    empyrean-princess:

    This is literally so fucking important

    Best teacher ever.

    Should just post this in my classroom…
  4. artruby:

    Mickalene Thomas as Lehmann Maupin through August 8th. 

    This is actually great inspiration for a possible lesson plan on collages or self-portraits…Since I teach high school, I would use this as a warm-up before going into instruction on drawing portraits.
  5. kevinjaystanton:

    This is the original sketch I had done for the Occult Swap for Ten Paces and Draw. It spawned a new way of planning my work, so I actually finished it too!

  6. sosuperawesome:

    Embroidered necklaces by Lana Pelana on Etsy and Tumblr

    Pretty!
  7. createforless:

Paper Succulents via Lia Griffith
  8. leah-adventuresinteachingart:

Teaching art camp this year to 5-8 yr olds! Had to try these #Pinterest-popular big mouth sculptures. Painted with watercolors. Unfortunately #Crayola air dry clay didn’t hold up well with the little hands. Lots of repairs needed. #artteacher #artteacherproblems (at Hill Center)



We used air-dry clay too when I had a group of 10-12 yr olds during a summer camp. We didn’t have a kiln, so it was the best option. But yeah, after they were painted, it was kind of disappointing how they turned out.

    leah-adventuresinteachingart:

    Teaching art camp this year to 5-8 yr olds! Had to try these #Pinterest-popular big mouth sculptures. Painted with watercolors. Unfortunately #Crayola air dry clay didn’t hold up well with the little hands. Lots of repairs needed. #artteacher #artteacherproblems (at Hill Center)

    We used air-dry clay too when I had a group of 10-12 yr olds during a summer camp. We didn’t have a kiln, so it was the best option. But yeah, after they were painted, it was kind of disappointing how they turned out.
  9. sosuperawesome:

    Illustrated pillows by flossypArt

    These makes me want to sleep…
  10. Putting this up in my classroom!

    Putting this up in my classroom!

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28 year old high school art teacher who likes to paint, draw, read, and craft. In my town, there is a street called "Paintbrush Drive." users online

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