Monthly Archives: November 2012

even more cardboard

Cardboard made the evening news. Brian Williams featured a story on how much children become engaged in the process of building with cardboard boxes.  See Best Holiday Gift? Think inside the box at http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/49943843/#49943843

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more cardboard, please

 We go through a car (or van) load of cardboard each month in ArtBreak. Thanks to teachers who bring it in for us, my husband’s eagle eye for it at Kroger and Lowe’s, and stores’ cheerful willingness to let me … Continue reading

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cardboard carpentry

At the OCALI conference last week I learned a lot about cardboard carpentry and appropriate paper-based technology in a workshop with Molly Campbell  of the Perkins School for the Blind Assistive Device Center (Watertown, MA) and Alex Truesdale of the … Continue reading

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Baily and His Piano

My brother recently sent me this story written and illustrated by his little daughter Elizabeth. It is all about being good at something. I love the expressiveness of the figures. Click here for the story of Baily and His Piano, by … Continue reading

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boys’ art and fantasy violence

How best to respond to violent content like battle scenes in art made by boys? Art educator Clyde Gaw offers an illuminating chapter on the topic, entitled “The Secret Art of Boys” in Jaquith and Hathaway’s (2012) new book The … Continue reading

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