Visual Journaling This week, as part of the Artistic Parenting series, the awesome team Grundler interview author and artist Eric Scott. He explains how keeping a visual journal can turbocharge your creative endeavours. Recently, one of our awesome #k12ArtChat friends Arlene Shelton introduced us to a challenge, and she is all about challenges. It’s a thirty-day visual journal challenge developed by Journal Fodder Junkies. Running throughout June, every day on their blog there is an exciting new approach to traditional artistic mediums. People are sharing their work via Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #jfj1

The Art project that made history! This week’s blog is written by our friends Matt and Laura Grundler. They interviewed David Wall, Technology Consultant for Pembina Trails School Division in Winnipeg, Canada, about the history making human rights art project that he helped organise, and why it can never stop. Instant connections – it’s amazing how our journey as art educators, active on Twitter, has brought us in contact with the most amazing people. People working hard to pull together phenomenally meaningful arts integration education projects. Recently, through Creatubbles, we had the opportunity to connect with David Wall via

Coaching Calls #1: Educational Closet Earlier this spring I was asked to prepare a presentation for elementary principals about our district’s visual arts program. Not one to do anything without a team, I immediately pulled together four art teachers (Rebecca Bailey, Tracy Evans, Linda Ford & Wynita Harris) and the brainstorming began as it always does. The ideas evolved from collaborative art to “big ideas” until we settled in on a cross-curricular project – but what? Two of our teachers had time to visit us while working a regional art event and brought the mandala to the group. The mandala is an ancient symbol from various cultural traditions,