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Rules for Making Artists Poster
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Rules for Making Artists Poster

By Melissa Purtee

In her new book, Making Artists, co-authored with Ian Sands, Melissa Purtee lays out her method for teaching students with a range of abilities how to work as independent artists. Created as a companion to that book, this poster is the perfect piece to adorn your walls and show your students that art opens a world of opportunity for them!

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Making Artists
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Making Artists

By Melissa Purtee and Ian Sands

A comprehensive look at how and why a student-directed classroom is essential for the development of the student artist in the 21st century. Covering issues and situations choice teachers encounter as they design their program, this text provides tested methods for working through specific situations including room design, material handling, student ideation, production, and assessment. Additionally, you will enjoy unit and lesson plans to implement as you develop student-directed classrooms in grades 9–12. 247 pages, softcover

Check out the webinar on Making Artists with authors Melissa Purtee and Ian Sands.

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The Open Art Room
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The Open Art Room

By Melissa Purtee and Ian Sands

Taking inspiration from a variety of contemporary approaches, this book presents a framework for Choice-Based instruction for Secondary Level (grades 6–12) Art Education. The Open Art Room provides a student-centered approach to art instruction that is inspirational, practical, and classroom-tested. ISBN: 978-16152-8677-5, 217 pages, softcover, grades 6–12

Highlights include:

  • Flexible instructional frameworks with options for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of Choice
  • Assessment for Choice-Based art teachers
  • Unit plans, bootcamps, mini-lessons, and classroom examples
  • Clear connections to the National Core Art Standards
  • Engaging stories of student struggles and successes
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Fashion Fundamentals
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Fashion Fundamentals

By Robin VandeZande, Terese Giobbia, Marjorie Wachowiak, Gretchen Kaine

Immerse students in design, problem-solving, and innovative thinking with fashion design. Fashion Fundamentals covers methods and approaches to teaching fashion including design history, foundations, cultural and personal influences, and materials and tools. Lesson activities guide students through the process of developing original ideas using the creative process and building fundamental skills in clothing creation through hand- or machine-sewing techniques.

Check out the webinar on Fashion Fundamentals with authors Robin VandeZande, Terese Giobbia, Marjorie Wachowiak, and Gretchen Kaine.

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Adaptive Art: Deconstructing Disability in the Art Classroom
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Adaptive Art: Deconstructing Disability in the Art Classroom

By Bette Naughton

A collection of tools and strategies to help art educators create adaptations for students with disabilities by capitalizing on their abilities. This practical resource will enable educators to engage all students in a meaningful creative process of self-expression. Discover a variety of instructional methods to adapt art activities, media, tools, and techniques to meet the needs of students with a wide range of challenges. 146 pages, softcover

Check out the webinar on Adaptive Art with author Bette Naughton.

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Collaborative Tape Art: The PiktoTape Method
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Collaborative Tape Art: The PiktoTape Method

By Michael Townsend and Leah Smith

Discover the fun and engaging process of drawing together with tape. Rooted in the power of collaboration, the PiktoTape™ Method (developed by the street artists of the Tape Art Crew) motivates students to develop innovative solutions to design challenges. Build confidence and create new and uniquely inclusive ways for your class to work together creating artwork that explores image-making at its most epic.

This book not only covers the “How To” of Tape Art but also an extensive list of detailed frequently asked questions. In these pages, you’ll find answers to:

  1. How do we decide what to draw as a group?
  2. How do we make our drawings come together?
  3. How big can the drawings be?
  4. Where can we draw?
  5. How to draw specific items
  6. Is this art?

ISBN: 978-16416-4035-0, 98 pages, softcover, grades K–12

Check out the webinar on Tape Art with authors Michael Townsend and Leah Smith.

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SchoolArts Collection: Media Arts
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SchoolArts Collection: Media Arts

By SchoolArts magazine

Discover inspiration and ideas for existing media arts programs or find help incorporating digital processes and new technologies in your classroom. Learn from experienced educators specializing in new media and technology as they share best practices and lessons for beginner to advanced levels that will help you understand and thrive in this emerging area of art education. ISBN: 978-16416-4040-4, 141 pages, softcover, grades 8–12

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Engaging the Adolescent Mind through Visual Problem Solving
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Engaging the Adolescent Mind through Visual Problem Solving

By Ken Vieth

Engage students through visual problem solving with thought-provoking studio experiences designed to encourage personal expression. Each studio includes a creative idea, a set of objectives, a technical challenge, and an opportunity to reflect on what was learned. ISBN: 978-08719-2694-4, 148 pages, softcover, grades 9–12

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From Ordinary to Extraordinary
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From Ordinary to Extraordinary

By Ken Vieth

The teacher resource that emphasizes visual problem solving, creative thinking, and cooperative learning. Ideal for incorporating stimulating studio experiences into the curriculum! This book encourages higher-level thinking and includes projects that explore the subjects of self, family, and community. ISBN: 978-08719-2387-5, 148 pages, softcover, grades 6–12

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The Complete Metalsmith, Revised Edition
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The Complete Metalsmith, Revised Edition

By Tim McCreight

Since its publication in 1982, The Complete Metalsmith has become a standard reference for jewelers and metalsmiths.

Detailed explanations and up-to-date information on more than 125 techniques make this the authoritative shop guide for experienced metalworkers, and the single source of practical technical information for all. ISBN: 978-08719-2240-3, 189 pages, softcover, grades 9–12

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Drawing Assessment Charts
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Drawing Assessment Charts

By Ivan E. Cornia and A. Steve Egan

Take the mystery out of realistic drawing for your students.

A set of 5 extra large (28 x 36") wall charts uses a four-level, 20-point rubric to help students self-assess and monitor their growth in proficient, realistic drawing. The five charts are: Visual Field, Dimension, Shape, Light, and Value. ISBN: 978-08719-2689-0, softcover, grades 9–12

Teacher’s Guide features (128 pages):

  • Comparisons of details in the Levels I, II, and III drawings to those of the Expert Level IV
  • Easy-to-use score sheets to help students assess their work
  • A copy of each wall chart for students to use at their desks
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History Through Art Timeline & Guide
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History Through Art Timeline & Guide

By Jeffry Uecker

15 feet of Art History!

Works of art are more than just illustrations; they are historical documents which contain fascinating and important information about the human experience. By analyzing works of art against their historical backdrop, History Through Art Timeline helps students increase their visual literacy as they broaden their historical perspective.

Centered around a series of inquiry-based exercises and 43 works of art, History Through Art Timeline consists of:

  • A durable and dramatic classroom timeline visually links historical events with specific works of art. Timeline from 16,000 BC through present.
  • A practical Teacher’s Guide explores the historical and cultural clues held by each work of art. Keywords, studio activities, and reproducible pages for students are some of the features included.

This dynamic classroom resource will invigorate and extend any history/social studies curriculum. ISBN: 978-08719-2480-3, 196 pages, softcover, grades 9–12

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