About LaurenHodson

Lauren Hodson is a middle school visual and computer art educator in Plymouth, Massachusetts. As a mentor teacher and professional development presenter, Lauren is passionate about creativity and making art accessible for everyone. Her passions in STEAM and Arts Integration are at the root of her goal to collaborate with classroom teachers everywhere.

Creative Experience: Sketchbook Challenges

By | 2017-06-09T10:20:03+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

Sketchbook Challenges are perfect for building your creative skills in a low-stakes way that can be a personal collection of your own artistic growth. What are sketchbook challenges? They are collections of artistic prompts to get your problem-solving creative [...]

Insect Art: Chalk and Glue Technique

By | 2017-06-09T10:27:44+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

Do you know the difference between a bug and an insect? Is there a difference? What about an insect and an arthropod? What category do caterpillars fall into? Identifying these scientific characteristics can be visualized using this glue and [...]

Tunnel Books For Arts Integration

By | 2017-06-12T07:55:38+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

Looking for an innovative way to introduce foreground, middleground, and background to your students? Want students to be able to create their own stages or settings for written plays? What about bringing Ancient Chinese Landscapes to life by creating [...]

Art Assessment Idea: Visualizing Growth

By | 2017-06-12T08:22:25+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

My students, like all artists, face hurdles when it comes to drawing. When they envision something in their head, they are automatically disappointed when the image on their paper doesn’t reflect their vision perfectly. This disappointment can turn to [...]

STEAM Prank: Rattlesnake Eggs

By | 2017-06-14T08:40:21+00:00 March 24th, 2017|

This April Fool’s Day, add some STEAM to the celebration with a prank that is an exciting mix of the science behind tension/energy, angles in mathematics, visual art, and technology. One year, a mellow student came up to me, [...]