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Summer Camp Start-Up Advice: AME 051

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in How to Teach Art, Podcasts | 3 comments

Summer Camp Start-Up Advice: AME 051

As the school year starts to wind down, now is a good time to consider your summer plans. I hope they involve a deck and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc but if your mind is wandering towards earning some extra money, this episode is for you. I want to give you permission to finally say YES to your dreams of hosting a summer camp, starting your own studio or paint party class. Whatever it is, operating a small, part-time business that features your talents can be the most rewarding thing you’ve ever done. This is not a checklist of how-to...

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Retirement Dreams & Children’s Books with Sparkler Gloria Mathews: AME 050

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Book Reviews, Podcasts, Spotlights! | 11 comments

Retirement Dreams & Children’s Books with Sparkler Gloria Mathews: AME 050

Today’s episode is special. Deep Space Sparkle member, Gloria Mathews is the quintessential Sparkler: creative, sharing, and kind. She is always the first one to comment, cheer on and celebrate other’s success in their journey as an art teacher. Gloria is a retired classroom teacher who transitioned to teaching art a couple of days per week to her group of students in grades K-2.  Hear how she designed an art program that suited her lifestyle and goals and how you can do it, too. Gloria and I chat about what makes a children’s book successful, how to get started writing...

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Teaching Art at Home: AME 049

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in How to Teach Art, Podcasts | 6 comments

Teaching Art at Home: AME 049

With the deadline of my first book approaching, I have uncovered a few differences between teaching art in a small group setting and teaching art in a classroom. Having a series of private workshops for the kids who are helping me with my book has allowed me to witness first hand what a private or small-group based art-making experience is like for parents and studio owners.  I’m able to explore paint options and drawing techniques that I might have avoided in a traditional classroom setting but seems really natural with a small group. While the distinctions will be featured in my book, today’s...

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A Chat with Team Sparkle Marisa Gebert: AME 048

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Podcasts | 0 comments

A Chat with Team Sparkle Marisa Gebert: AME 048

Marisa is a former K-8 art teacher from Georgia who was one of over 500 people who applied for a job as a standards writer for Deep Space Sparkle last Spring. Marisa helps teachers all over the world by providing documentation for all of the DSS lessons inside The Members Club. Life has changed a lot for Marisa, who went from working as an art teacher to staying home with her newborn so she could work from home. It’s not always an easy transition but she moved through it beautifully. Her positive approach to life has allowed her to...

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