we help adults teach art to kids

BLOG

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Candy Hearts Valentine’s Day Project

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in 3th Grade Art Lessons, 4th Grade Art Lessons, 5th Grade Art Lessons, Color Wheels & Theory, Valentine's Day Art | 9 comments

Candy Hearts Valentine’s Day Project

No doubt you have access to a few candy hearts right about now. I know I do, so instead of gobbling them up, I decided to turn these sweet pastel treats into an art project. This lesson is a great way for kids in grades 3 and above to observe a color and try to replicate the value. You can free-draw the heart or use a template. The older the child, the easier it is to draw a large heart. Drawing a heart big enough to paint inside is the goal so if you notice that some children are...

Read More

Same Project, Different Results: Art Made Easy 038

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Podcasts, Teaching Philosophies | 3 comments

Same Project, Different Results: Art Made Easy 038

Does this sound familiar? You teach a lesson and it goes terrific: the students understand the concepts and are totally engaged, but then you go to teach the same lesson at a different school, and it fails. The students don’t grasp the concepts and want to do their own thing. What do you do? This was the discussion last week inside the Members Club Facebook group. First time art teacher, Traci Ann wondered why this happens and how it can be avoided. If you’ve taught art for any length of time, you know this happens and that it happens to...

Read More