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AME 062: How One Classroom Teacher Transitioned to her Dream Job as an Art Teacher with Denise Lediaev

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Inside the Artroom, Podcasts, Teacher Interviews | 0 comments

AME 062: How One Classroom Teacher Transitioned to her Dream Job as an Art Teacher with Denise Lediaev

Former classroom teacher, Denise Lediaev, didn’t know how much she loved teaching art until she became a full-time art teacher in Adelaide, Australia. Listen to how Denise transitioned to this role with grace and enthusiasm. She is humbled to have a supportive school, loads of resources and an assistant but it’s her love of teaching art that truly makes her happy. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:  How Denise transitioned from a classroom teacher to an teacher art (and how she filled some big shoes in the process) How teaching art in Australia is similar to teaching in the United States The...

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Taking a Chance & Pursuing Passion with Kristy GoPaul from Trinidad: AME 061

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Podcasts, Running an Art Business, Teacher Interviews | 3 comments

Taking a Chance & Pursuing Passion with Kristy GoPaul from Trinidad: AME 061

We all have a dream—something we long to do if only…the if only’s have a tendency to get in the way for most of us, but not Kristy. Growing up in Trinidad & Tobago, Kristy remembers always gravitating towards anything creative. But in an educational climate where only academics are encouraged, Kristy was encouraged to pursue math and business. She became an accountant and now helps her husband run their construction business. The urge to draw, paint and create was just too strong. So, despite many obstacles, Kristy decided that she would open an art studio for children. No...

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Drawing Tips & Teaching Art to All Ages: AME 060

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Podcasts, Running an Art Business, Teacher Interviews | 0 comments

Drawing Tips & Teaching Art to All Ages: AME 060

Discover how Louise McKeon turned her career as an illustrator and graphic artist to a full time career as an art teacher for all ages. Using the stunning natural surroundings of Cork, Ireland to inspire her lessons, Louise believes in teaching the fundamentals of how to use different mediums as a base for many projects. Louise shares the history of the Skellig Island as the inspiration for two art project ideas that she plans to use during her summer art camps in her small town. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: •How Louise’s teaching curriculum changes for primary school aged children through to teenagers and adults •How she...

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DSSLive! Recap…

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in How to Teach Art | 7 comments

DSSLive! Recap…

In many ways, a Deep Space Sparkle Workshop is like a wedding. Months of planning, fussing over menus and tablecloths, ordering gifts…and in the end, love erupts. Team DSS felt loved, appreciated and grateful during the event and after it was all over. How can we tell our guests how honored we are to create this event for them? Teaching art can be a lovely affair but coming together like this? Well, it’s nothing short of magic. This is how it all went down…. I was so so so fortunate to have stumbled across the lovely Gina Lee Kim through...

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