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

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

By on May 18, 2016 | 1 comment

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...

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How to Talk to Kids about Art – Art Made Easy 019

How to Talk to Kids about Art – Art Made Easy 019

By on May 11, 2016 | 4 comments

Do you hit the google search button whenever you need to introduce a famous artist before an art lesson? I know I’ve filled the white board with a few boring facts a few times. What if I told you you didn’t have to research a thing about a famous artist? Today’s guest, Cindy Ingram from The Art Curator for Kids website, shares her philosophy of how she talks to kids...

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Teaching from a Cart – Art Made Easy 017

Teaching from a Cart – Art Made Easy 017

By on Apr 27, 2016 | 11 comments

Do you teach art from a cart? Or travel from school to school with your car packed with art supplies and resources? Today’s guest Heidi O’Hanley has spent most of her career traveling from school to school and teaching from a cart. It sounds impossible and maybe even a bit scary, but Heidi is here to help you. Heidi blogs at Tales from the Traveling Art Teacher and...

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Art Made Easy #013: The Scoping & Sequencing of Portrait-Making

Art Made Easy #013: The Scoping & Sequencing of Portrait-Making

By on Mar 30, 2016 | 3 comments

Creating a portrait in elementary school is a natural part of any art curriculum. Over my 13 years as an art teacher, I taught thousands of kids how to draw portraits–whether of themselves, a friend or an imaginary person. It may surprise you that teaching a child how to draw a portrait is not just about eye-placement or looking into a mirror, it’s also...

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My NAEA 2016 Debrief…

My NAEA 2016 Debrief…

By on Mar 26, 2016 | 7 comments

Did you miss attending the NAEA Conference this year? I almost did. Just two weeks before the event, I purchased my ticket after realizing that this might be the only chance to meet with my Art Workshop co-teachers, Cassie and Laura, before the summer. Plus I wanted to meet Christa from Faber-Castell who provides art supplies for my summer workshop and who I have...

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Easy Management Tips for Creating Your Dream Class – Art Made Easy 012

Easy Management Tips for Creating Your Dream Class – Art Made Easy 012

By on Mar 23, 2016 | 5 comments

Do your students blurt out at random moments during your demonstrations? Do you have trouble getting kids to listen or take you seriously? Do you have children that always seem to be pushing your buttons? Does your clean-up routine border on chaotic? I know that I’ve struggled with behavioral issues, stressful transitions and more than a few wild classes and I...

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