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How to Break Down Barriers & Showcase Your Talent – Art Made Easy 021

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in How to Teach Art, Podcasts | 1 comment

How to Break Down Barriers & Showcase Your Talent – Art Made Easy 021

Art teacher and blogger, Ginger Bowerman-Pacer of Paintbrush Rocket shares how she pushed past the barriers that were holding her back from creating a platform for her teaching resources. In an honest and vulnerable conversation about the joys and struggles of teaching art, Ginger confronts the stories she told herself that prevented her from starting a blog and sharing her talents with others to being partners in an exciting new art adventure. If you love conversations about change, following your gut, taking a leap of faith, pushing away...

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Sketchbook Project #8: Animal Eyes

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in 6th Grade Art Lessons, Animals, The Sketchbook Project | 1 comment

Sketchbook Project #8: Animal Eyes

The Sketchbook Project is a record of how my sixth grade students used sketchbooks during their art class to record art information and create projects. Learn how I used sketchbooks instead of individual sheets of paper to teach art & creativity. Week One: The Beginning Week Two: Creating Value Week Three: Atmospheric Perspective Week Four: Tree Line Drawings Week Five: Sonia Delaunay Abstract Art Week Six: Portrait Journalling Week Seven: Line drawings Week Eight: Farm Animals WHAT WE DID: Books have continued to be the most consistent...

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The Best Art Products to Use with Kids – Art Made Easy 020

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in How to Teach Art, Podcasts | 3 comments

The Best Art Products to Use with Kids – Art Made Easy 020

Ready to order your first shipment of art supplies and don’t know what to order? Curious why some art supplies are better than others? Today’s episode of Art Made Easy helps identify why some paints, paper and brushes deserve a place on your art supply shelf.  Don’t forget to download an art supply ordering checklist and buying guide to help you get started on creating the best art projects.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: – What my favorite supplies are – Products to stay away from and why – Why different...

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Meet Marisa!

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Meet Marisa!

I’m so excited for you to meet Marisa Gebert, the newest member of the growing Deep Space Sparkle team. I reached out to my readers to find the perfect person to help me incorporate Common Core Standards as well as the National Core Art Standards into my lesson plans. We had close to 500 applicants. It was wonderful reading the emails and how Deep Space Sparkle has impacted your art curriculum. There were far more qualified people than I expected but I reviewed each one carefully. Many were asked to submit sample lesson plans and they...

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