Miscellaneous or multi-media resouces
The Art Sheriff
He's here to protect the sanity of art teachers everywhere!
No lollipop trees!
No corner suns!
No stick people!
No spaghetti coloring!
With the spaghetti coloring, my district grades on a 1-4 scale, so I explain to them that the more detailed and less white spaces the better, and most of them understand it.
The illusion of depth/space
If you say "show the illusion of depth", students get confused and wonder what the "illusion of death" is so sometimes I say "illusion of space" instead.
Good all year for how to draw/make different hairstyles.
This was for my students who may have issues such as processing disorders to visually access what the next step/material to use is, but is helpful for everyone!
I printed & laminated one paper for every tool we use in every medium and keep them in folders divided by medium. For example under the "printmaking" folder, I have brayer, ink, editioning, etc.