January has made for a crazy weather month and lots of delays and cancellations. When I walked in my classroom the first day back from the holiday break, a kind man was dropping off the new laptops for our art classes. I was thinking it would still be a couple of weeks before the computers were here, so this was an awesome way to return to work from a long break. I got busy that day setting up the computers and had them in the hands of students the following week. The students have loved the new equipment, especially the Wacom drawing tablets. It really is the perfect set-up for all of the digital classes. Our students are so lucky to experience equipment and software that professional artists use daily. The students in Design in Art have been learning about the Principles and Elements of Art. They are currently working on applying the principles to a Pop Art influenced project. Students have been working hard for a few weeks now and I couldn't be happier with the outcomes. The drawing tablets are allowing the students to approach the artwork in a whole new manner. It is easy to see the individual drawing characteristics of every student. Additionally, the students are so engaged in this project...it's so quiet in here!