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How to Talk to Administrators & Parents About Your Art Program: AME 041

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in How to Teach Art, Podcasts, Teaching Philosophies | 9 comments

How to Talk to Administrators & Parents About Your Art Program: AME 041

One of the hardest parts about being an art teacher is advocating for your art program. Feeling vulnerable to budget cuts, constantly aligning with new standards, accommodating everyone’s perception and expectation of what art should be can be very challenging. Recently I asked the Sparklers to share what their biggest struggles are right now in the art room…I love questions like this because it really gives you insight on how people are feeling and what their current struggles are. And the most fascinating thing for me is that everyone can relate. Today’s episode addresses three very common struggles in...

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Paint Like Monet

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in 4th Grade Art Lessons, 5th Grade Art Lessons, 6th Grade Art Lessons, Famous Artists, Spring Art | 1 comment

Paint Like Monet

ABOUT CLAUDE MONET When Monet was young, he noticed that painters created dark and very serious art during this time. Subjects like history and religion bored him. He preferred bright colors that showed scenes from everyday life. Monet started to paint pictures with loose and sketchy strokes. Many people thought that his work wasn’t complete, but Monet didn’t care. He continued to paint the way he saw the world. Claude Monet was the first painter in the Impressionist movement. The word IMPRESSIONISM comes from one of Monet’s first paintings called Impression: Sunrise. Art critics labelled the painting, impressionism, in order...

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Sparkler Spotlight & Small Studio Advice: AME 040

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Podcasts | 2 comments

Sparkler Spotlight & Small Studio Advice: AME 040

Since the creation of Deep Space Sparkle’s Members Club (join waitlist) last June, I’ve made it my goal to help serve and support teachers on their path as art teachers. One of the newest features of the membership is the Sparkler Spotlight. This is where I share members stories on how they became an art teacher, what they struggle with and where they find their inspiration. I’m excited to announce that my first spotlight is member Kristina Massey! Kristina has her own art studio called Corbie Arts in Washington State and teaches after school classes to a small but growing...

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Success Secrets of a Process-Based Art Studio: Art Made Easy 039

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Podcasts | 9 comments

Success Secrets of a Process-Based Art Studio: Art Made Easy 039

After hosting pop up art classes in her garage, art teacher and blogger Meri Cherry listened to her intuition and opened her first art studio in Southern California. Eight months later, Meri serves her creative community by offering everything from toddler art sessions to family art nights. Learn how Meri created a thriving business and an art studio of her dreams. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:  How having children changed Meri’s career path How her business was able to take off after she was able to give herself permission to go for it Meri’s biggest piece of advice for...

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