Spring Happenings at DSS
Like many of you, this is my busiest time of the year. Here’s what’s happening….
Starting next week, I’ll be in full prep mode for my school’s annual art show. I hope to add some clay project displays but I’m running into serious space issues. Not only does my school host the art show, we also host a book fair and a recital in the same room and on the same night. Yikes! Do you have special logistic issues at your school that you have been able to navigate? I’d love to hear some suggestions.
Yup…our little DSS store created by Neil over 4 years ago has run its course. Neil and I have been hard at work designing a user-friendly, more visually pleasing store. We hope that your shopping experience will be better with our new features and cart. The new store will keep a history of all your past purchases which will make it easier to retrieve your files when and if you need them more than once. I’m adding new products as well…soon you’ll be able to find special art resources like The DSS Art Curriculum Workbook, Videos and Free Downloads.
The format of my site is changing a bit too. I’ll have a static front page and you can click where you want to go: Shop, Art Lesson Library or Resources. I suspect that it’s going to take a bit to get used to it. In the end, the site will be less congested with information and hopefully, a little easier to get what you need faster.
Recently, there have been lots of changes within the blogging community over how to follow blogs. I always go to Melissa at Mom Comm to help make sense of all the changes. Here is her most recent newsfeed on changes in social media. I will no doubt be moving my RSS feed from Feed burner to something else, but that will probably happen when I launch my new site. For those who follow my blog via RSS feed, don’t worry. The transition will be easy.
For now, you can follow me on Blog Lovin. I switched to Blog Lovin for the simple reason that it was super easy! You can click the link below to follow DSS.
I’m super excited to share a newsletter with you twice a month starting in April. This means updates on e-courses, new products, free art lessons and some of my favorite finds on the art ed blogosphere. This also may help some of my readers follow DSS with little effort. You can sign up for my newsletter in this post or on the side bar.
I will be opening registration for Beyond the Basics on April 1st. For those who have taken my first course, you already know that I packed the course with lots of videos, PDF’s and resources. Beyond the Basics will be no different…except it will be 4 weeks long instead of 3. You’ll also have longer to finish the course. You can read more details here.
Art of Ed Conference
My e-course is not the only place where you can see me. Jessica, from The Art of Education, has asked me to participate in her first online Art Ed Conference. I’m super impressed with this gal, and I have no doubt that she will pull off an amazing conference for those in attendance. Sign up here.
My talk is How to Produce Great Art with Basic Supplies. This is something I’m pretty passionate about. You don’t need a big art budget to produce an enriching curriculum for your students. My video will show you how to teach some basic techniques in cool ways. Hopefully, I’ll be able to give you some cool downloads for your “take-away”.
Okay…probably enough updates for now. That was therapeutic for me. Kind of like a public to-do list! Now here’s something for you….
I feel a bit lonely this week as my daughter is on a school trip to Washington,DC. My oldest son is not coming home until after Easter and my middle son is busy, busy, busy.
Keep me busy by offering up some thoughts on what you would like to see in my new store…products, lesson plans, etc. If you suggest something that I can produce, I’ll give it to you the final product free!