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John Hofland
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Having Trouble With Oil Pastels? The Problem May Be the Paper
Our neighbor uses ArtAchieve art lessons in her 6th grade classroom, and often drops by our house to show off her students’ latest achievements. This week she came over again, a stack of student art work in hand, but rather than show off her students’ work,...
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The Art of Engagement
What we set out to learn and what we actually learn are often two different things. For example, have you ever gone into the library to look for some information, only to find yourself lost in a sea of interesting books that are unrelated to the book you or...
The Art of Engagement
The Art of Engagement
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It's All About Play!
The University of Minnesota's education magazine, CE+HD Connect , recently published a study in its Summer 2017 issue called “The Power of Play” that included several noteworthy - and often surprising - facts about play. Play, by definition, has no immediat...
It's All About Play!
It's All About Play!
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Seeing Is Understanding
Our high school chemistry teacher, Mrs. Harms, didn’t merely teach chemistry. She WAS chemistry. As she danced under the periodic chart, she became sodium atoms who craved electrons from their friends, the generous chlorine atoms. The atoms we studied had l...
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Seeing Is Understanding
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A Mom’s Report: The Effect Of One Simple Rule
Have you ever repeated the same instructions, or cautions, or guidelines to a student so often that you wondered, “Am I wasting my breath?” or “Have I made that point already?” I’ve had that with the art lessons I am writing for the ArtAchieve website. Almo...
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Coming Full Circle: Our Search For a Gluten-Free Pizza Crust
Long ago, in the blissful past, we ate pizza. Homemade pizza made with dough from a bread machine. Mmmmmm. Add-your-own pizza parties were fun and easy to put together. We bought books of recipes, made our own sauces, and discovered new combinations for top...
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Step Back 2000 Years To Imitate the Work of the Man Who Invented Paper
The word paper comes from the Egyptian word for the reed that grows along the Nile River: papyrus , so it’s easy to assume that paper was invented by the Egyptians. Papyrus plant (Public Domain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papyrus ) While it is true that ...
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Step Back 2000 Years To Imitate the Work of the Man Who Invented Paper
The word paper comes from the Egyptian word for the reed that grows along the Nile River: papyrus , so it’s easy to assume that paper was invented by the Egyptians. Papyrus plant (Public Domain: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papyrus ) While it is true that ...
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For the Love of Paper - A Thai Adventure
I love paper. As with any art material - brushes, paint, whatever - the quality of the art product helps determine the quality of the project you are completing. For example, a few years ago I was asked to teach an art class for children at a local youth ca...
For the Love of Paper - A Thai Adventure
For the Love of Paper - A Thai Adventure
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