If you are looking for a quick lesson
to throw together for a Friday afternoon, go
to another site. All of my lessons take several activity
sessions. I am a firm believer in quality over quantity. I want
my artists to have plenty of time to make the best art they possibly
can make. You can't do that in one quick Friday afternoon, last
period of the day.
Some of the projects on my site
are my original ideas and many more of them are sponged. Whenever
I find a good idea, I sponge it for my classes. I gather ideas from
art books, teacher magazines, other art teachers, exhibitions and
any where else I find them. Unfortunately, after years of teaching,
I can't remember where I gathered the ideas. I have credited a couple
of books and authors, when I remember where I got the projects.
However, most of the sponged sources remain forever in my debt and
forever nameless. My apologies.
Throughout my lessons, I've thrown in helpful hints when I can.
I've learned this through experience in the trenches. Before teaching
any lesson, you really should create the activity yourself. You
learn so much about the activity. It helps you understand problems
your students may face. You learn things you should and shouldn't
do. Yep, always, ALWAYS, make the lesson