Follow me Considering how unexceptional snow is around the northern hemisphere, we are left wondering why are winter paintings actually so rare and sparse in Western art. True enough, winter landscapes were virtually absent from the arts until the Late Middle Age. What may seem like a simple matter of taste is actually a fascinating
Follow me The Reggio-Emilia approach developed in the Reggio-Emilia area in Northern Italy when educators, parents and children began working together to reconstruct society after World War II. It was under the leadership of philosopher and educator Loris Managuzzi that the Reggio Emilia approached evolved from a parent cooperative movement to a city-run system first,
Children have been at home for almost a month now; what may have seemed like an extended holiday, is now turning into something quite frightful and sometimes hard to grasp. How can we explain to them what is going on? How can we share necessary information about hygiene and health in an informative, yet reassuring manner?
Follow me I have been intrigued by the whimsical landscapes in Yellena James’s paintings for quite some time now. The imaginary ecosystem bursting with colorful flora and fauna seems to really resonate with younger audiences as well. Filled with textures, details, and colorful shading, James’s art is the perfect inspiration for today’s project. The art lesson
Before fidget spinners became a thing, restless students used to torment pens with their fingers. There are some interesting studies that argue that fidgeting actually improves memory and learning tests scores, or at the very least recognizes it as a subconscious attempt to increase arousal in order to improve attention.
A “letterscape” is what I call a landscape drawn with text. More accurately, a letterscape is a form of calligram, a piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves.
Follow me What is a calligram? A calligram is a word or piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves. This calligram activity is part of a broader lesson on calligram poetry, which is part of an even bigger
Salt dough is a convenient and cheap alternative to clay: made with only three common ingredients (salt, flour, and water) it can be whipped up straight from the kitchen pantry. In this post, I am sharing the salt dough recipe I have used and perfected over the years; it has served me well in many years of teaching and crafting, and I genuinely hope you will enjoy it as well!
What is a Calligram poem?
A calligram is a word or piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves.
This Lesson plan includes the history, contemporary use of calligram, as well as examples from different cultures. The practical inquiry encompasses four activities and art explorations.