How to Draw Basic, 3D Shapes

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he following collection of videos illustrates how to draw a variety of basic, 3D shapes. Learn how to draw, shade, add shadows, and use Photoshop Elements 12 as a drawing tool.

By |December 6th, 2014|Graphic Arts/3D Drawing, Tutorials|0 Comments

The “Rule of Thirds” for Writing: Read, Explore, and Write

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useful practice I learned from my writing professors (years ago) is to read my way into writing...Only, that bit was just the the first third of the equation.

By |November 10th, 2014|Tutorials, Writing|0 Comments

Exploring Photography

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fter years of planning, writing, second-guessing, and false starts, the Exploring Photography series is ready to go.

By |November 9th, 2014|Photography, Tutorials|0 Comments

Food Chains/Webs

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n this session, we'll place our creation (from Aliens on Earth (Revisited)) in an ecosystem and draw a food web (or food chain) for that system.

By |November 9th, 2014|Explore Science, Tutorials|0 Comments

Aliens On Earth (Revisited)

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n today's session, we revisit Aliens on Earth and follow up with an additional exploration: Drawing a new plant or animal that could survive/live on Earth.

By |October 21st, 2014|Explore Science, Tutorials|0 Comments

Around Here…

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round here, we're up to a variety of things, like feeling grateful for the nice weather and the chance to do writing practice outside at the park!

By |October 13th, 2014|Everyday Life, Our Story | Lifestyle, Study Spaces|0 Comments

The Brainstorming Club

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’m a huge fan and life-member of The Brainstorming Club. When stumped by a problem, I brainstorm to generate creative ideas.

By |October 12th, 2014|DIY (Tips & How To), Education | Resources, Tutorials, Writing|0 Comments

A Ripple in Calm Water

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ometimes, I imagine that a story begins in the way that ripples do in calm water. An action creates sound—a pebble disrupting the still surface—and meaning spreads outward from there. Each wave reminds me that the impact is additive, too. Sounds shape words, words shape sentences, sentences shape paragraphs, and so on. Visually, it’s a useful metaphor that focuses my attention on the power of words; on how they give form to the story like those concentric rings reshaping the body of water.

By |October 6th, 2014|Tutorials, Writing|0 Comments

Aliens on Earth!

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uncan and I ponder the difference between living and non-living things, develop hypotheses, and evaluate our definition of life to see how it stacks up against reality.

By |October 2nd, 2014|Explore Science, Tutorials|0 Comments