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We can help you teach art to kids...

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.

WHERE DO YOU TEACH ART?

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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How to Manage Absent Students

One of the most common management dilemmas in the art room is how to deal with students who arrive in... View Article


Making Connections with Art History: Paul Cézanne

When children create art and find real way to connect to an artist or a painting, the experience is both... View Article


Classroom Management Strategies That Work For You: AME 088

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could step into our art rooms and spend the entire session creating art? Not... View Article


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Spring Daffodil Art Project

Neil and I recently moved to a new home in Santa Barbara. I noticed about a month ago that bright... View Article


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How One Classroom Teacher Went from Art Breakdown to Art Star: AME 087

Michelle Gifford, a second-grade teacher from Thousand Oaks California, confessed to failing miserably with her first attempt at teaching art.... View Article


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How to Know When It’s Time to Open Your Art Studio: AME 086

If you’ve ever wondered if opening your own art studio is the right path for you, today’s guest, Arielle Goddard... View Article


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Spring Bunny Art project

When I was a young artist, my favorite art activity was drawing fashion figures with a water-soluble black marker. Brushing... View Article


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Manifesting Your Ultimate Goal: AME 085

Do you have a dream that you’ve been working towards? The goal that when accomplished, will fill your bucket list... View Article


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Are you an ART TEACHER?

Discover what art lesson work for each grade level, download your Art Teacher TOOLKIT and discover how to create the art program of your dreams.
ART TEACHERS CLICK HERE

Are you a CLASSROOM TEACHER?

Teach art even if you don't consider yourself an artist. Discover the secret drawing & teaching tips that make teaching art a breeze.
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Do You Teach ART AT HOME?

Finding the right project for multiple ages is both fun & challenging. Discover our tips for creating magical art at home or art studio.
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MEET PATTY

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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A weekly podcast to help you navigate the world of kid’s art through stories, inspiration & how-to's.

SELECT A GRADE LEVEL

Select an art project that is designed to be successful for your student's age or grade level.

SELECT AN ART TECHNIQUE

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