we help adults teach art to kids

BLOG

From Nurse to Watercolor Artist with Gina Lee Kim: AME 047

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Podcasts, Watercolor Projects | 2 comments

From Nurse to Watercolor Artist with Gina Lee Kim: AME 047

Did you go to school for one thing only to end up doing something entirely different?  Most often these types of career pivots happen to us once we discover that we need to create. If you yearn to create art full-time but are in a job you know isn’t meant for you, Gina’s story will resonate with you. Gina shares what moved her to create art, how she got published in magazines and how it all lead to a book deal. Gina shares practical tips on how to keep inspired and how to work through obstacles. IN THIS EPISODE...

Read More

Sparkler Spotlight: Gina Bogomol

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Famous Artists, Spotlights! | 5 comments

Sparkler Spotlight: Gina Bogomol

The exciting part of Deep Space Sparkle’s Members Club is the chance to see what art teachers around the globe are creating with their students. The community group literally blows up everyday with postings of the latest art bundle experiments. My favorite part of my day is when I pour my coffee and browse through the daily uploads. One of our members, Gina Bogomol from Saint-Petersburg, Russia has been on my radar for a while. She’s that type of teacher: everything she does is crazy good and makes us wish we were a student her class. She recently submitted a gallery...

Read More

My Favorite Books: AME 046

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Book Reviews, Podcasts | 1 comment

My Favorite Books: AME 046

Whenever I find myself stuck for inspiration, I always turn to books. Picture books are a secret passion of mine. I love looking at the exquisite illustrations as it puts me back in touch with why art is important. Children learn much about the world through books and as educators we can use books to help children understand what we are teaching. This episode shares my list of favorite art books not just for the art room but for everyday inspiration. LISTEN TO THE SHOW Subscribe to Art Made Easy and receive new episodes directly on your phone via your podcast...

Read More

How to Incorporate STEAM Projects Into Your Art Room: AME 045

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in How to Teach Art, Podcasts, Teaching Philosophies | 3 comments

How to Incorporate STEAM Projects Into Your Art Room: AME 045

Are you wondering what STEAM based art education is all about?  Art teacher Amy Zschaber will shine the light on what’s possible for art educators. Quite honestly, I was never a fan of replacing studio arts with anything digital or math related. Now I realize how short sighted I was. Amy describes an art curriculum that is rich in both creativity and discovery. In this episode, Amy shares her journey as an art educator, how she went from confused to confident and strategies to make the best in a struggling school environment.   IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:  How...

Read More