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6 Steps to an Amazing Op Art Lesson using Line

Have you ever done an Op Art Lesson using Line? It’s typically one of the very first Artworks I do with my Art 1 classes. I’ve been thinking about changing it up because I’ve done the exact same lesson for a long time now… but they seem to like it.

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INMC Restroom Passes for Extra Credit

New Freebie: Art Class Restroom Pass

Do you use some type of Art Class Restroom Pass? I have used them for many years now and I find them to be really helpful for my classroom.  I give them a sheet of 10 passes at the beginning of the semester.  When they leave the classroom they must

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2 New RYB vs. CMY Color Wheel Teaching Resources

Do you Teach the RYB or the CMY Color Wheel? I have always taught the Traditional RYB color wheel in my classroom. I knew about the CMY color wheel but I had personally never explored it much. So, I set off to learn more about it! I started experimenting with

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13 Free Pages of THUMBNAIL SKETCH Printables!

Shhh! These Thumbnail Sketch Printables are my Art Teacher SECRET Weapon! For my Art 1 students these small, quick, and often overlooked drawings play a HUGE role in shaping their artistic journey in my classroom. Here’s why they matter and why you should incorporate MORE Thumbnail sketches: Visualization: A picture

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The POWER of Creativity: 3 Printable Creativity Exercises

  Why would you want to take an Art Class? Why would we want to complete Creativity Exercises? Did you know? According to a report from Americans for the Arts, students who participate in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement. Art education can be

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Hi, I’m Erin!

I’ve been a high school art teacher at a rural school in WV for the past 14 years. I teach Art 1, AP Art + Design, Art 2 and 3. 
I’m a little obsessed with my sweet husband. Together we have FOUR kids and a rescue dog named Boomer! 
I love a bad pun and terrible dad jokes. I spend time looking at MBTI memes, cooking, listening to serial killer podcasts and Harry Potter audiobooks on repeat. I also teach yoga and indoor cycling. Click the button below to learn more about me. 

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