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

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in How to Teach Art, Podcasts, Teaching Philosophies | 1 comment

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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Teaching Art in Ireland: AME 060

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in How to Teach Art, Podcasts | 0 comments

Teaching Art in Ireland: 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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Teaching Art in a Remote Village in Northern India: AME 059

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in How to Teach Art, Podcasts, Teaching Philosophies | 3 comments

Teaching Art in a Remote Village in Northern India: AME 059

How do you introduce children to art in a remote region of the world where  children have little exposure to expressive art? Where do you start? Where do you find supplies? Celia Fisher not only has the resume, but the passion. Working with slum kids in Southern India, an indigenous school in Queensland and at an International school in Vietnam, Celia knows what is required to create an art program that celebrates children. In our third installment of our summer podcast series, Art Stories Around the World, Celia shares what it’s like to teach in a school she and her...

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