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Supersonic Sponsor: Craftsy’s “How to Draw With Perspective" Free eGuide.

Sponsoring Supersonic Art this week is Craftsy and they’re offering an awesome free downloadable eGuide on "How to Draw With Perspective."

Perspective is one of the most difficult things to deal with while drawing as it’s endlessly frustrating and rules can be easily forgotten or confusing.  I’ve spent years looking at and buying books trying to figure it all out.  Luckily Craftsy has once again come to rescue with it’s brilliant FREE eGuide, “How to Draw With Perspective,” which covers all the basics from vanishing points all the way to drawing ellipses in perspective, with step by step instruction and visual aides.  Craftsy also offers many other interactive classes that never expire.

If you want, head on over to Craftsy and register to download your free Craftsy eGuide, “How to Draw With Perspective.”

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Let me know if you have questions!!!

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The segregation of kindergartners — by the numbers

Here, from the non-profit Economic Policy Institute, is a snapshot of how segregated public schools are, starting in kindergarten. It was written by Elaine Weiss and Emma García. Weiss  has served as the national coordinator for the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education since 2011. García, who joined the Economic Policy Institute in 2013, specializes in the economics of education and education policy.  EPI was created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers.

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Art Teachers should constantly be creating lesson plans, I’m tired of people telling me to use Pinterest. That’s for emergencies, ideas to work from and laziness. Anyone can go online and find an art project and do it, but why did I go to college for 6 years if this is what art education was about? Stealing others ideas. I’m tired of this basic boring approach to art.


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Julia Vogl’s work always incorporates public engagement, architectural interventions and colour. She is resolved to create experiences and memories for the viewer.

Julia’s Social Protest experimental travelling work in 2013 aimed to ‘create a dialogue between the pedestrian and the online concerned citizen’. The aim was to engage people by asking them on the street in front of an iconic site if they protested for or against something what would it be? As images are being uploaded online Julia’s artwork is still a dialogue commencing. This is working towards a book and live event.

Having featured Julia Vogl’s work in our first issue, we here at Blanc couldn’t resist revisiting her art. This summer Julia is participating in a range of exciting projects unfolding across the UK. The last image is taken from her ‘Beyond Seizure’ exhibition organised by the London Brain Project on Epilepsy. This will be installed at the Swiss Cottage Library Gallery from May 16th- June 8th.

See more of Julia’s work on her Website.

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One other thing that Im going to add to this blog is an aesthetic critique of childrens books for art classes. I think it would be fun.

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Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel (New York: Longmans, 1903). Found in the Internet Archive by AnitaNH

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Starting my new job tomorrow. I will start making new lesson plans and posting them regularly. I will also post different resources that I find along the way. I should start posting regularly again before the month of May.


Apologies for the long hiatus everyone, I graduated from college in May of last year and life took me away from my teaching. But I think in the next month or so I should be back in action. 


14 Disturbing Stats About Racial Inequality in American Public Schools


From the Department of Education:

  1. Black students accounted for 18 percent of the country’s pre-K enrollment, but made up 48 percent of preschoolers with multiple out-of-school suspensions.
  2. Black students were expelled at three times the rate of white students.
  3. American Indian and Native-Alaskan students represented less than 1 percent of students, but 3 percent of expulsions.
  4. Black girls were suspended at higher rates than all other girls and most boys.
  5. American Indian and Native-Alaskan girls were suspended at higher rates than white boys or girls.
  6. Nearly one in four boys of color, excepting Latino and Asian American students, with disabilities received an out-of-school suspension.
  7. One in five girls of color with disabilities received an out-of-school suspension.
  8. A quarter of the schools with the highest percentage of black and Latino students did not offer Algebra II.
  9. A third of these schools did not offer chemistry.
  10. Less than half of American Indian and Native-Alaskan high school students had access to the full range of math and science courses, which consists of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, calculus, biology, chemistry and physics.
  11. Black and Latino students accounted for 40 percent of enrollment at schools with gifted programs, but only represented 26 percent of students in such programs.
  12. Black, Latino and Native American students attended schools with higher concentrations of first-year teachers (3 to 4 percent) than white students (1 percent).
  13. Black students were more than three times as likely to attend schools where fewer than 60 percent of teachers meet all state certification and licensure requirements.
  14. Latino students were twice as likely to attend such schools.

(h/t The Nation)

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