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H Kostal
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Your community needs an art teacher. Part III: The Pay Off
This is part three of a three part story.  Revisit Part  I  or Part  II  . When my daughter started junior high she had to decide whether to take band or art as an elective.  I'm an art teacher, my husband's a professional musician.  Decide child!  Which pa...

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Your community needs an art teacher. Part II: Teach where you can, 'cause you are teaching
This is part two in a three part series. Revisit Part  I June 4th, 2014 will be a day long remembered .  It was the end of my long non-teaching teaching-streak, and it was the beginning of No Corner Suns the business. On June 4th, 2014 I hosted my first win...

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Your community needs an art teacher. Part I: How my job made me crazy
In June of 2015 I decided to quit my "cushy" .75 art teaching job in the public school system.  I had been part-time in the same school district for eight of my nine years there and I wasn't going to get tenure.  As part of every art teacher's unwritten job...

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Fifth Grade Center Time.
Fifth grade cracked me up during their centers time.  They totally camped out on the floor making wild sculptures out of recyclables.

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Second Grade Centers Time!
It's been awhile since this second grade class had some time for Art Centers!   This group worked together to build an awesome building in our Architecture Center. These friends worked hard on drawing and stenciling in our Drawing Center. These friends used...

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Second grade meets Henri Matisse.
Second grade learned about the artist Henri Matisse and his beautiful Cut-Outs.  We talked about his bold use of color and his abstract compositions.  Second grade set out to make their own Matisse inspired collage.

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Fifth grade is painting like real artists!
Fifth grade has been learning all sorts of new color theory vocabulary.  Our final project in this unit is an acrylic painting after the artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Fifth grade learned all about mixing analogous colors to create depth, and how to paint with ac...

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Fifth Grade Planet Paintings
Fifth grade learned about mixing primary colors and creating tints and shades.  We also learned how a light source might change a colors brightness.
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