Art Made Easy!
Take the work out of preparing art projects for your kids. Art School for Kids offers 43 art projects inspired by the Masters, popular children's books and cool art techniques. Create art with Patty through video instruction, downloadable project plans and awesome resources.
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Teaching art to kids can be overwhelming if you don't consider yourself an artist or have any art experience. My e-courses walk you through every stage of the art-making process from ordering the best supplies, organizing your art room, teaching art techniques and managing classroom or home art-making challenges.
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Find the perfect art project for your next art class. Browse by age or grade level, popular subjects, art supplies and techniques. Can't find what you are looking for? Try the SEARCH bar in the menu.
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I’m Patty Palmer, founder of Deep Space Sparkle, and my passion is to help you teach art to kids.
I’ve been teaching public school art for 13 years and helped thousands of parents, teachers, home-school educators and art lovers teach art to kids through my e-courses, Teaching Art 101 and Beyond the Basics. And just last summer, I launched Art School for Kids, a series of age-based videos that introduces art projects directly to kids.
Creating art is fun but it can also be overwhelming. That's why I created this page. To help you navigate the site and get to that perfect project a little faster. Readers often tell me that they want to do art with their children or students but just don't know where to start. You might be in a similar situation. Scrolling through all the projects is great, but you don't know which one to do first.
Sometimes it may be easier to try a lesson based on what type of art supplies you have on hand. Kind of like figuring out what to make for dinner. You have some chicken and rice but don't know what to do with it. Here are some common art supplies with links to art projects that feature these items.
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This discounted Art & Lit Bundle is designed to enhance your classroom art activity and provide literary connections through art-making. Children will learn to draw through guided and observation drawing techniques, paint with watercolors and tempera paint and create colorful paper art.
This bundle includes 15 individual art lessons and one drawing video.
David Shannon’s book, No, David! was a favorite of my kids when they were small and still is for my group of second and third graders.
This is a surprisingly easy drawing lesson that doesn’t rely on guided drawing techniques, but rather children’s engagement. By using a few guidelines detailed in the project plan, you’ll be amazed at what your students can do.
Wouldn't it be great to have all your favorite artist images in one poster?
I got tired of having to sort through my poster bin for my Calder prints to show my students before a lesson.
This printable poster enables you to print off the exact size you want and with a little cutting and pasting, you can have a beautiful artist poster ready for you next lesson.