Students holding their watercolor paintings from their Cleveland Botanical Garden Summer Class, taught by Jane M. Mason.

Bored? Then, let’s talk about what you want to talk about.

As an art teacher, it is important to me to meet each student where she or he is in their critical thinking, problem solving, hand-eye-coordination, ideation, and personal vision of style and voice. I don’t think it is helpful to start each student at point “x,” just because that seems to be the first step […]

Image of piece of cut-out that would be mounted to a stick for use in the shadow theater performed at Le Chat Noir, Paris. From the collection du Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia Collection du Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia -

A Cut of Silhouette History

It was almost a “hair-stand-on-end” moment …the boisterous crowd, talking and jostling, and then the passion of the French peasants, laborers, and countrymen captivated by the animated storytelling of the narrator.