Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Sketchbook Project 2012

This year I am participating in "The Sketchbook Project" run by the Brooklyn Library. My theme is "Heroes and Villains".

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Art Appreciation Made Easy

In class students use a Art Criticis process  that includes: Describe, Anaylze, Interpret, and Judge. Here is a Math Problem that tries to help make sense of why some people like a certain Work of Art while others do not.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

by Philip Scott Johnson

500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art.  Music: Bach's Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 performed by Yo-Yo Ma.  Nominated as Most Creative Video.  2007 YouTube Awards


For a complete list of artists and paintings visit maysstuff.com/​womenid.htm

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Many Looks of Mr. John C. Kraus

A student requested I post some pictures I showed one of my classes. These are mostly old Spirit Week Photos and one from my High School Yearbook.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Famous Modern Artists

This video highlights 4 artists that we talk about in class, but I hope everyone knows these names already. A guiding question I always ask myself as an Art Teacher is "what artists do I need to make sure my students know?"