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Cutting Mats Doesn’t Have to Be a Chore!

Art show season may be the most exciting time of the year, however, the worst part of high school art shows is cutting mats for all of the work that will be displayed. I’ve found some incredible time savers that can make life much simpler when deadlines are bearing down on you. Check out the video to see the best rulers and pencils to use, the smartest way to discard old X-ACTO knife blades, and why mat cutting templates might be your new best friend.

Do you cut mats yourself, or do you teach students about the process?

What tips and tricks do you have for cutting mats?

4 years ago

Timothy Bogatz

Learning Team

Tim is a high school teacher from Omaha, NE. His teaching and writing focus on the development of creativity, problem-solving, and higher-order thinking skills.