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The 5 Worst Mistakes I made as an Art Teacher

The 5 Worst Mistakes I made as an Art Teacher

By on Dec 28, 2015 | 16 comments

    If you have taught art for any length of time, no doubt you have accumulated a few misses in your teaching strategy. I know I have. Like many of you, when I first began teaching, I had no idea if a project I read about in a book would work with my students. If it looked fun and doable, I would try it. What I didn’t know is that there are some...

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How to Teach Art When You Aren’t an Artist

How to Teach Art When You Aren’t an Artist

By on Oct 7, 2015 | 16 comments

Question. Did the answer come quickly or did you pause? You may think that in order to say Yes you must have had some sort of formal art training. Or at least be working on a canvas or watercolor. At some point someone may have recognized a talent–your high school art teacher perhaps–so you must be an artist, right? But there are no paintings on your...

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5 Painting Tips for the Young Artist

5 Painting Tips for the Young Artist

By on Sep 3, 2015 | 7 comments

You’ve all seen the amazing art projects on art teacher blogs and Pinterest. Inspiration and ideas are everywhere. But you may be wondering if you can achieve the same results with your kids. You have questions: Does paper matter? What about paint? As an art teacher for over 13 years, I’ve tried a lot of techniques with my students and have come up with...

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How to Host a Summer Art Camp for Kids-Part 1

How to Host a Summer Art Camp for Kids-Part 1

By on Jun 14, 2015 | 17 comments

My art room is stripped bare, supplies sorted and cupboards cleaned. The last thing I want to think about is pouring paint and cleaning brushes but summer can be a great time to test out new art lessons and even make a few bucks. This 2-part series is designed to help you plan your own art camp for kids.  Use the tips to generate ideas to turn your expertise,...

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2014-15 Honor Roll

2014-15 Honor Roll

By on Jun 9, 2015 | 10 comments

This honor roll marks the end of my Best & Worst lesson series. I will not be teaching in the same capacity next year. Meaning the end of teaching all grade levels plus all the extra projects like ceramics, art shows, displays and murals.  I have no idea what next year will look like (and nor does the school) but together we will figure out something. The extra...

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