May 13, 2020

Sorry I am late! Today is my birthday and Mother's Day was just a few days ago so this week's assignments are to celebrate you, your birth, and your mother. 

ACTIVITY #1: Memories

Create a "sketch" in your sketchbook about a positive memory you have as a child. This...

May 4, 2020

Activity #1: Reflecting on the Year

In our normal school year this would be the last "normal" week of school. I want you to take a moment to reflect on all the things you've made and created this year. Think big here, not just art class. Maybe you created a sweet birthd...

April 20, 2020

It is supposed to be a beautiful week and time to get outside! Don't forget to share what you make!

Activity #1: Chalk it Out!

Get outside and spread some art love on the sidewalks and driveways. Draw whatever you want, but make the intention to spread some beauty and po...

April 13, 2020

Hello my dear Art Friends!!!

Each week I will be bringing you some art activities you can do from the comfort of your own home. I will post a sketchbook prompt for the week, an art "project" idea or two, and a virtual art experience of some sort. Check out whatever inte...

October 11, 2017

Stop Motion videos are a great way to get started with film and creating story lines. They can incorporate almost any material and tell any story you wish. Below are some examples and basic instructions.


Paper Craft Stop Motion Tutorial

Basic Stop Motion Tips -...

October 7, 2017

Don't know what to do but you know you like photography? Create a challenge for yourself that will last a certain amount of time. 1 week? 30 days? 100 days? 

During your challenge you could choose to do the same type of task every day. 

Photographer Kevin Day has photogr...

October 7, 2017

Contemporary artist Nathalie Miebach uses data sets from weather and other sources to create sculptures. 

Visit her website

Visit her blog

Antarctic Explorer – Darkness to Lightness 
Reed, wood, plastic, data, 4,5’ x 3’ x 2’ , 2007

A portable data device for the Antarctic...

October 7, 2017

Don't know what to create? Start with a theme. Themes are big ideas that can spark new ideas. Create a mind map with your theme in the middle and go crazy brainstorming different topics, ideas, images, etc.... related to that theme.

Theme Ideas





October 3, 2017

Check out these videos on film analysis.  Learning how films are made can help you create your own quality films as well as gain a better appreciation for film in general.

Project Ideas

  • Create your own short film using techniques you learned in these videos

  • ...

October 2, 2017

Juxtaposition is the placement of two  things near each other for contrasting effect.

Use images you find that have a Creative Commons license and combine them in an interesting way using Photoshop. Consider Juxtaposition and how the images contrast one another.

Jerry Ue...

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Welcome to Lions Create! My name is Anne Craig and I am the 7-12 visual arts teacher at Lisbon Community Schools in Lisbon, Iowa. This site will be used as a resource for both students and teachers. I strongly believe in creating an open space for students to learn, make, and grow.

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