I follow several art teacher Facebook groups. Whenever I share that fact with my non art teacher friends, they give me a look like, “Wow, you’re quiet the geek.” I guess to most, that would seem true. However, to the art teacher, it might seem very ordinary. Art teachers utilize Facebook groups, as well as Twitter, to share ideas, seek answers to art teacher questions, and find solutions to art teacher issues. When I put it like that, it still sounds pretty geeky, but these groups can actually be rather helpful.
Whenever someone asks an art ed question, especially if it relates to choice-based or Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB), I do my best to respond. I have no problem sharing resources. Much of the content I share is available on this website. I’ve also placed most everything I’ve learned in between the pages of The Open Art Room and Making Artists, not to mention a few years’ worth of articles for SchoolArts Magazine and The Art of Education.
All of these resources combined form a good deal of content. However, there was one issue. All of this content was floating around in different spaces. I wanted to find a way to consolidate this content into one location. That’s when the idea for the Make Artists podcast was conceived.
Make Artist is a weekly podcast where we will discuss all things choice-based. In fact, that’s how we describe the show. Make Artists, with your host Ian Sands, is the choice-based, student-directed, Teaching for Artistic Behavior high school art teacher and stuff and things... but mostly stuff.
So please consider following along. Each episode is available for download at anchor.fm/makeartists or you can find us on Breaker, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, or Spotify.
Here at The Art of South Brunswick High School, NC, we incorporate the Teaching for Artistic Behavior or TAB philosophy in our classroom. TAB states that the student is the artist and the art room is their studio.
We believe students should be involved in the entire artistic process including designing, creating, and reflecting on their work.
It is our job as teachers to present ideas and concepts, demonstrate techniques and materials, and encourage and support our students to create and produce works of art at the highest level.
Art of South B
Artwork by students at
Art of South B
The Visual Arts Dept. at SBHS is like no other program in the state. Learn more, watch the Intro to South B video.
Listen to the
Make Artists Podcast
with your host Ian Sands the choice based, student directed, Teaching for Artist Behavior, high school art teacher and stuff and things... but mostly stuff.
Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) is a student-directed art education pedagogy that directs students to think and work as artists.
Making Artists picks up where The Open Art Room left off, covering issues and situations choice teachers encounter as they design their program.
The Open Art Room provides a student-centered approach to art instruction that is inspirational, practical, and classroom-tested.
Click Here to read the March SchoolArts Article, Student-Directed Answers to Five Frequently Ask Questions
Click Here to Read the April SchoolArts Magazine Article Tracking Student Progress with the Burn Book!
Click Here to Read the February SchoolArts Article, Build A Dynamic Art Program with Modular Teaching!
Art Teacher : Ian Sands