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Teaching Art in a Remote Village in Northern India: AME 059

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in How to Teach Art, Podcasts, Teaching Philosophies | 3 comments

Teaching Art in a Remote Village in Northern India: AME 059

How do you introduce children to art in a remote region of the world where  children have little exposure to expressive art? Where do you start? Where do you find supplies? Celia Fisher not only has the resume, but the passion. Working with slum kids in Southern India, an indigenous school in Queensland and at an International school in Vietnam, Celia knows what is required to create an art program that celebrates children. In our third installment of our summer podcast series, Art Stories Around the World, Celia shares what it’s like to teach in a school she and her...

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Art Stories From Around the World- Bahrain: AME 058

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in How to Teach Art, Podcasts, Teaching Philosophies | 2 comments

Art Stories From Around the World- Bahrain: AME 058

Sana Asad is the second art teacher featured in our summer art series, Art Stories from Around the World by sharing her experiences while teaching art in Bahrain. Born in Pakistan and into a culture where art is considered a craft to pass the time, Sana stuck to her dream of pursuing a career in art. After moving to Saudi Arabia and later to Bahrain, Sana opened an art studio in her home and began teaching children. Now she has a full-time after school art schedule, teaches workshops to adults and plans beautiful exhibits of her students work. Today,...

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Art Stories From Around the World-China: AME 057

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in How to Teach Art, Podcasts, Teaching Philosophies | 3 comments

Art Stories From Around the World-China: AME 057

I’m so excited to kick off our summer podcast series, Art Stories from Around the World! After starting Deep Space Sparkle’s membership program last year, I couldn’t help but marvel at what global sharing community we created. We have members from every corner of the globe…Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, France, UK, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, India….it goes on and on. What we all notice and appreciate is that we share the same passion. And it is surprising how similar our struggles are. Whether you’re teaching around a kitchen table in Wisconsin or at an International School in Wuhan, we can...

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Draw a Flower Garden

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in 1st Grade Art Lessons, 2nd Grade Art Lessons, 3th Grade Art Lessons, 45-minute art lessons, 4th Grade Art Lessons, 5th Grade Art Lessons, Nature, Watercolor Projects | 2 comments

Draw a Flower Garden

Who doesn’t love an easy project? This one Watercolor Flower Garden is as easy as you can get. All you need is a small sheet of watercolor paper, black waterproof marker, a white crayon and a few colors of liquid watercolor paint. Children draw a series of flowers to make a garden. The flowers don’t have to be complex…just a few simple circles with petals is all you need. You can download a drawing guide that will generate ideas quickly or you can have each child create their garden from their imaginations. After drawing with a black marker, outline each flower and the...

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