Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

Tag - Art Education

October 13, 2015

Segmation Interviews Competitive Spirit: Karen Tashkovski Artist

I started drawing as soon as I could pick up a pencil. Growing up, I spent a lot of time in my room drawing and writing. I also loved to sing and being an outward-focused nurturer. Loved watching TV, too. I actually learned how to speak English from watching TV. I thought I would grow up to be an actress, but then I totally loved school and learning, so I became an art teacher.


April 14, 2015

Learn to Draw in a Short Period of Time

Are you a natural when it comes to drawing? If not, have you always wanted to learn to draw? Has intimidation discouraged you from trying?


February 23, 2015

Politics Aside, the Life of an Artist – George Romney – English Portrait Painter

Long before becoming politicians and business tycoons, the Romney family made its name in art. According to “The Ancestors of Mitt Romney,” George Romney (1734 – 1802) was the first cousin of Miles Romney, who is an ancestor of the two-time presidential candidate.


June 3, 2014

Melinda Donelan’s Blog Keeps Art Room Open 24/7

“Teaching art is my dream job,” says Melinda Donelan (a.k.a. Miss French Fry). “I like to use my blog as an outlet for sharing some of the fun things we work on in the art room.” And share she does. About twice a week, Donelan publishes posts that show projects her students are working on as well as classroom décor/organization tips. Sometimes she even gives her readers a sneak peek into her personal life by revealing what she is making for dinner and her wardrobe selections for the week.


May 7, 2014

Liza Amor Shows Las Vegas What Happens in the Art Room

One Las Vegas artist and art educator who fits this description is Liza Amor. She uses out of the box ideas to ensure her students’ artwork is seen and appreciated.


October 18, 2013

There is more to Color than meets the Eye

What is better than taking in a beautiful array of color? This can happen in a natural setting, where autumn leaves are turning crisp and ocean waves rush to make whitecaps. It can also occur in an art gallery, where wall hangings mesmerize art enthusiasts, encouraging them to stop and be still.


September 20, 2013

What does a Good Art Teacher Look Like?

Excellent art teachers are memorable additions to the education process. In many cases, art teachers play monumental roles in student lives. What makes a good art teacher?


September 20, 2013

Creative Connections Strengthen Schools

Teachers are using hands-on projects to promote learning traditional subject matter and entire schools are coming together to celebrate artwork.


September 20, 2013

Pursuing a Career in Art

What do you want to be when you grow up? Many kids are asked this question. At the start of a school year, when optimism is fresh and hopes are high, children set goals and claim their dream jobs. This doesn’t pertain exclusively to children though; many adults reflect on their childhood dreams as well. Like young souls, adults can also be found wondering and exploring what it takes to pursue a career in art.


September 10, 2013

Reviving Art as the Heart of Education

School art programs fall victim to tight budgets. For years, it has been evident that art classes and extracurricular activities suffer because of budget shortages in the education system. Schools strive to meet state and national standards and, as a result, art programs get left behind.


July 13, 2011

Is an art education necessary?

There’s an ongoing debate about whether an artist needs a ‘proper’ art education before they are considered a ‘true artist’. Some say yes, others say no. What do you think?...