Studio Practices

Innovative High School Figure Drawing and Acrylic Masking Techniques with Clare S.

Join us as we spend a day in the life (DITL) with Pacific Northwest high school art teacher, Clare S. See how she scaffolds figure and gesture drawing with a breakdown of materials, drawing prompts, and sketching exercises. Plus, explore acrylic masking techniques to create unique, layered compositions.

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Lindsey McGinnis

Lindsey McGinnis is AOEU’s Media Content Manager and a former high school art educator. She is passionately equipping art teachers to be successful in their classrooms and firmly believes that art is a safe place for students to explore and process the challenging topics and concepts around them.

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