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Visual artist Robin Brooks works in a variety of media including oils and acrylics, and monotype printmaking, but it's her collage landscapes that really caught my eye.  What an inspiring start they would make for a project in the art classroom. Painting her own papers with acrylic she is...

Art Teacher Earrings

Some earrings look like art teacher earrings to me!  This post is full of the artiest earrings available on the internet.  And when I say arty, I mean in-your-face obvious arty.  Wouldn't these also make a great gift for an art teacher?  Fabulous. I know many of you are Van...
Cas Holmes is a textile artist loved by many art and textile teachers.  Using mostly low-tech techniques that can be replicated in the classroom, she is an ideal artist to use with students.  Found materials, layering collaged fabrics, building up compositions and adding detail in stitch are all part...
Chihuly at Kew Gardens
Dale Chihuly: Reflections in Nature The real joy of seeing the dazzling Chihuly sculptures at Kew Gardens is to see how Chihuly has responded to the landscape and built environment.  Each glass sculpture works within the space where it is located either working with the plants around it or dominating...
I can show students a range of artists work and if Cristina Troufa is in the mix, there are certain to be several students who choose to look at her work.  I shouldn't be surprised.  The first time I saw her work I did a double take.  It's not...
I'm a huge fan of Van Gogh.  I know some art teachers get bored with his work, but the potential for teaching within his paintings and drawings never ceases to blow me away.  I love his frantic, daubed paintings almost as much as I love the marks that build...

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