Friday, December 5, 2014

Relax, It's December

Hey Guys!

It's December! 

Almost time for a break for the teachers out there! Yay!!!

I know teachers are counting down the days until Christmas break! I did every year!

It was/is always a crazy busy time of year for teachers, especially art teachers.  For some teachers, the end of the semester brings a slower pace to start reviewing for end of semester exams and grade papers.  I don't know about other art teachers, but this one always had students who were working on finishing big art assignments up until the last day of finals! I always gave a deadline, but if a student was trying their best to finish up a great project in time, on top of studying for other finals, I didn't have the heart to not allow them that extra day to finish. So this always lead to me also being frazzled with grading end of semester projects and giving exams. (We were required to give a final exam...not a fan of that!)

Even though I am 'retired' (I use that term loosely), I am also in the middle of being in the busiest time of year! I am getting ready for 2 more shows, plus the commissions that I have taken on that have to be finished BEFORE Christmas!  So...

...this is my work space chaos!

Hopefully after the holidays I will be ready to create some short lessons to add to this blog!

Until then....


 Mrs. Macre  Loves Art!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mrs. Macre's Art Class

Hello! Welcome back to the art class blog! 

I haven't blogged lately because we've been busy moving across the state. But I have plans to continue adding to this blog with lesson ideas and tips for teaching art, as I can. These lessons should be helpful to current teachers, homeschooling moms, or Dads, or just budding artists who need a little extra help or tips for learning about art!

Some things that I will continue to share on the blog are:

1. Tips for working with clay.

2. 'How to' posts for creating things from clay.

3. Tips for drawing with pencil, colored pencils, and ink.

4. Tips for working with mixed media.

5. My favorite art supplies. 

6. Anything else that I find to share along the way! 

I hope you will check back often to see what I am up to and check out the older posts from my teaching years. There are some very cool projects created by some very talented high school students.

Mrs. Macre Loves Art!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Drawing Tips - How to Draw a Perfect Circle

I came across this tip today and wished that I had this when I was teaching art. I thought it was so simple and useful for teachers, that I decided to add a post to my teacher blog! 

If I had a quarter for every time a student needed to draw a circle and we looked all over for a lid that is just the right size! I know...some of you may say, use a compass! But if you teach art, you may know that the compass is never around when you need it. And these days, a compass with a point is a no no. The old fashioned compasses that we used when I was in school, are now considered dangerous. But this technique eliminates the need for a compass. 

Hope this helps in the classroom!

How to Draw a Perfect Circle
by DaveHax on Youtube

Mrs. Macre♥Art 

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