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The Art Room: Tessellations

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The Art Room: Tessellations

Do you like a good puzzle?  When I was little my mother would have the pieces of a large puzzle stretched out on her dining room table so that when she passed by she could stop and put a few pieces together.  Needless to say, she wasn't the only one that would give into the temptation to spend time scouring the pieces to find a few that could be put in place. Tessellations in its own right is like a puzzle, where all the pieces fit tightly together leaving no gaps...think of mosaic tiles.  In fact, MC Escher (1898 -...

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The Art Room: One-Pt. Perspective

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The Art Room: One-Pt. Perspective

Boy, let me just say that my nerves were on full speed the morning of my first class. I tend to over think things and get myself all worked up, but despite my nerves, the class went so good.  The children are so well behaved, and worked so hard...made this art teacher very pleased.  I am working with several grade levels in the same class, and although I have taught pre-school thru high school, I was a bit concerned how to teach the same objectives to different age groups in the same hour time slot. So here is how I...

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The Art Room: School is in Session

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The Art Room:  School is in Session

This school year has a different feeling to me than the past few years.  When I say "School is in Session", I'm not just talking about all the little children who have been filling the neighborhood streets, but also me.  Before you start imagining me sitting behind a desk listening to lectures, taking test, and doing homework, let clarify...I will not be a student, but the teacher! I used to teach Elementary Art at a local private school, but when my youngest daughter was born, I decided to stay home with her.  Then a couple years later I was given...

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