Category Archives: Art & Art Ed.

Art that inspires, art that I see, art that I create and what happens in my classroom!

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Inside an Art Teacher’s Conference

Earlier in September I went to Chiang Mai in Thailand to attend the Asia Region Art Educators Workshop. This wonderful conference is held annually in different schools in Asia. The…

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Mandala Weekend Retreat

Last weekend I went on my first ever art retreat. Run by two art teachers from Hong Kong International School the weekend focused on creating a painted mandala. A mandala…

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From Start to Finish: Our Whole School Art Show

At the end of last month, myself and the other art teachers at American International School were proud to host the first ever whole school art show. We took over…

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Drypoint printing

I had the chance to take part in a teacher run drypoint printing workshop over the weekend. Drypoint is a form of intaglio printing whereby lines are incised into a…

Faceless Self-Portraits

I’m currently taking through my grade 8s on a Self-Portrait project.  One of the tasks I get them to do is to take Faceless Self-Portrait photos such as this one:…

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Create Every Day Challenge

Through the Art Teachers group on Facebook I have recently found out about a challenge that is run by an artist and blogger. This is “Create Every Day”. I have…

The Art of Ju Ming

A school field trip to the Hong Kong Museum of Art in May introduced me to the art of Taiwanese sculptor Ju Ming. I went earlier in the year with…

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Mrs Chiu’s Art room – online!

In a quest to develop my tech skills and make my classroom more accessible to parents I’ve created a google site for my classroom activities.  It’s a place to showcase…

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Breaking Faces: Cubist Self-Portraits

My grade 8 students have just finished doing a unit on self-portraits. After mastering (more or less) the facial proportions in a self-portrait colour pencil drawing, I then told them…

Down Under paintings with my students

I recently completed an Australian Aboriginal style painting project with my grade 7 students. We looked at examples of Aboriginal art, focusing particularly on the ‘dot’ painting technique. We then…