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.
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Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. Do you have any special projects or activities planned? Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in the art room can be a lot of... Learn More
If there is one thing I have learned over the years as an art teacher it’s this: we rarely travel the same path in finding this energizing career. In The... Learn More
After spending over 15 years developing lessons for hundreds of children in 3 public elementary schools, my inventory was based on budget and products that supported the wide variety of... Learn More
Paint, beautiful paint! It’s my absolute FAVORITE medium to use with children as there is nothing more beautiful to me than seeing a child with a paintbrush in their hands.... Learn More
This is the final video in my 3-part series on what art supplies to buy for your child. The paper, paint and brush selection is basic but these materials form... 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…
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