Drawing Texture

Teaching art has helped me live a life that requires me to notice beauty. I had just finished teaching a lesson on “Drawing Textures,” when I took a walk and captured everything I had taught in this single photo. The softness of feathers versus the hard edge of rocks and the intricate pattern …

Celebrating Chinese New Year

In art classes at Northern Liberties Recreation Center, students learned the Chinese Calendar animal associated with their birth year while gaining an appreciation for Chinese-American culture. They also heard about the nearly 15 days of celebration events that take place in Chinatown during every Chinese New Year!   Vocabulary: Stylized, symbolic color, ink, …