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?
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.My Sparkler Story
When you’re looking for a quick art lesson to do in one art session that requires just a few supplies and maximum student engagement, you can’t beat a watercolor resist.... Learn More
Oh my goodness, teachers! Essential art book alert! Danielle Krysa’s latest book, Art and Joy Best Friends Forever is an absolute must for your art room book shelf. It’s the... Learn More
Every year I attempt the same thing: create an art curriculum for my readers. It’s the request I get most often. New art teachers want to know how to plan... Learn More
Romero Britto and art class go together like Spring Lamb and fresh mint. Britto’s iconic pop art style, bright colors and inspiring patterns allow for endless possibilities when it comes... Learn More
Art shows are a sure sign that school is nearing the end of the year and the visual representation of your students hard work is about to be realized. Whether... Learn More
Every year, the month of March is designed as Women’s History Month, which is a great time to highlight the unique contributions that women have made to the art world... Learn More
March is an exciting time to be an art teacher….the weather is warming (hopefully), children are in the groove and finished artwork is starting to accumulate. All the work you’ve... Learn More
To help get you inspired to celebrate Read Across America Week, we’ve compiled a list of our 30 must-have children’s picture books for the art room and wanted to share... Learn More
If you’re wondering how to teach students how to draw and color with oil pastels, today’s video tutorial is designed to do just that. I adore tulips and used them... Learn More
Our business began by sharing what I was teaching in the art room that worked – and what didn’t work. From my first blog post in 2009, teachers from around the world have shared their stories and struggles, asked for advice and direction. Now twelve years later, we couldn’t be more proud to not only design lovely lessons, but to be a supportive guide through many art teachers’ careers.
I’m so glad that your interest in children’s art guided you to us. This page shares our story – how it all began plus I’ll point out all the resources our team has created to help you create an art program, share art with your children or even start an art business of your own…