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Make your own sketchbook for less than 50 cents

I’ve been a bit obsessed lately. I’ve been making my own sketchbooks to record my thoughts as I experiment with... View Article


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Charge What You’re Worth: AME 093

Today on AME, I’m talking all about money…specifically how it applies to art teachers who run classes or workshops or... View Article


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Watercolor Tulips Art Project

When you’re looking for a quick art lesson to do in one art session that requires just a few supplies... View Article


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How To Cultivate Craftsmanship in Your Art Room: AME 092

Today I’m talking to an art teacher who confesses to being focused on the end result. Before you judge, listen... View Article


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Keith Haring Action Figures

Keith Haring is known for his bold, graphic style of art. He was born in a small town in Pennsylvania... View Article


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Best Practices for Acrylic Paints: AME 091

Today I’m talking to acrylic artist Anna Bartlett about all things acrylic, art studios, paint parties and how to make... View Article


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Large Scale Tropical Flowers & Leaves

Last summer, I hosted a workshop in Santa Barbara. The event center was rather bland and barren, so my team... View Article


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Head, Heart & Hand: The Waldorf Approach to Managing Young Artists: AME 090

Sally Haughey Fowler brings absolute wonder to her students. She walks into an art room with intention, passion and enough... View Article


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How a 20-Year Classroom Veteran Transitioned to Teaching Art: AME 089

Wonder what it’s like to step into the art room serving 500 kids a week after being in a classroom... View Article


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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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