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Great Museums in the New York Area

Here are some links to great museums in the NY area:

New York Public Library

Guggenheim Museum

Museum of Modern Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

Metropolitan Museum

Brooklyn Museum of Art

Museum of the City of New York

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Myths about Critical Thinking and Art

Myth #1:

“Critical thinking applies to math and science.”

When you hear ‘Critical Thinking’, you probably think “math and science’.  Usually, when people hear the words “Critical Thinking”, that’s where their mind goes.  But when you think about it,  Critical … Read More

Engaging Visual Writing Prompts

Hello out there! Welcome to Denise Draws, my blog about illustration, writing, and using your imagination. Here I’ll share my art, talk about the process- from doodle to sketchbook to tight drawing to finished illustration. I hope to inspire many … Read More


Visual Storytelling by Denise M. Cassano

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[testimonial name=”Gino Severini” subname=””] “One of the main causes of our artistic decline lies beyond doubt in the separation of art and science.  Art is nothing but humanized science.” [/testimonial] [testimonial name=”John Sloan” subname=””] “Nature is what you see, … Read More


This is precisely what writers and artists do- they see what everyone else doesn’t. For students to become better writers, mastering the art of observation is crucial.  Using Corn Dog Art Images helps students to practice their observational … Read More


Interpretation is subjective.   Every student who views an illustration has a unique experience.  How one person interprets the mood, colors and details in the image is completely unique.  Using Corn Dog Art images in this way teaches students to make … Read More


We are all born with the ability to create and it is our responsibility as teachers to foster creative thinking in our students.   Creativity increases children’s ability to innovate, problem solve and think divergently.  There is nothing better than being … Read More

Quote from Leonardo daVinci

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.

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