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You know art is super important for kids, but you don’t know how to start.
Maybe you are wondering how to get 25 Kinders to paint on the paper instead of their faces.
You want to do the pretty projects but aren’t sure what supplies to use. You got the desire but not the know-how.
I get it and that’s where I can help.

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How to Teach Art with Heart: AME 101

Connecting with children through art is an essential ingredient in the success and longevity of artist, Jill Hatcher. Jill teaches... View Article


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Drawing with Children with Mona Brookes: AME 100

I wondered how to make this milestone episode special. When I thought back to all the episodes, there is one... View Article


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A Look Inside the Deep Space Sparkle Studio

I remember the moment when I decided to rent a studio space. I walked into my business coach, James Wedmore’s... View Article


10 Rules for Art Teachers: AME 099

Do you have a mantra that you live by each day? As creatives, we often gravitate towards specific sayings or... View Article


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Do You Want To Write A Book? AME: 098

Do you want to write a book? Chances are, you do. It’s a dream many of us share until you... View Article


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Transitioning from Art Volunteer to Art Specialist: AME 097

After volunteering in her children’s classrooms teaching art, June Wood decided to take a stab at pursuing a paid position.... View Article


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Why Did You Become an Art Teacher? AME: 096

As an artist and a teacher you have the unique ability to inspire kids…to help THEM become artists, critical thinkers,... View Article


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What to Do with Leftover Paint

It’s that time of year. Decision time. Toss or save? What to do with all that left-over paper, paint, broken crayons... View Article


Art Teacher Hacks for Creating Positive Art Classroom Routines

Ten Positive Art Classroom Routines that will naturally cause your students to feel safe and give them a sense of ownership and responsibility for their art classroom.


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I taught k-6 art in Santa Barbara, California for 13 years. Teaching children how to draw & paint has been my biggest joy. Now I'm here to help you do the same. I've compiled my best teaching tips, favorite supplies and books in one place.

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Browse through our art lesson collection based on popular art supplies and techniques.