Intermediate Art Project 4 Drawing Re-Do

As part of my personal growth in 2022, I am taking an intermediate drawing class at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts. The class is taught by Jeff Nesbit. After spending a couple of weeks drawing parts of a face, project four was to copy two statutes from a National Geographic magazine. What went well?Continue reading “Intermediate Art Project 4 Drawing Re-Do”

Hands and Heads

As part of my personal growth in 2022, I am auditing art classes at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts, taught by Jeff Nesbit. I layered water soluble graphite, purple watercolor paint and gesso to make a ground. A ground, short for background, is a base used to prepare a support for drawing or aContinue reading “Hands and Heads”

Intermediate Art Project 4

As part of my personal growth in 2022, I am taking an intermediate drawing class at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts. The class is taught by Jeff Nesbit. After spending a couple of weeks drawing parts of a face, project four was to copy two statutes from a National Geographic magazine. What went well?Continue reading “Intermediate Art Project 4”

A Question of Volume

This week I was the substitute teacher for 8th grade Introductory Physical Science. To stretch those young minds and break up the seat work a bit, they were given a challenge to see what they understand about volume. They could work individually or with partners. The Challenge: The town of Bumpus had inherited a squareContinue reading “A Question of Volume”

Small Teachings

Yesterday I lucked upon a book on learning that was so interesting that I read it in one sitting. Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang (2016) explains small changes or quick activities that you can incorporate into any course to boost student learning. He breaks down several strategiesContinue reading “Small Teachings”

Review of Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James

The students of color at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts, picked a memoir about a Black student’s time at a white boarding school for the summer of 2022 book. Here is my review. ADMISSIONS: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James (she/her) is a memoir by the first African-American legacy student toContinue reading “Review of Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School by Kendra James”