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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.


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Easy projects for parents that build children's art skills through drawing & painting.

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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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How to Create a Funny Face Ghost for the Halloween Season

Who says ghosts have to be scary? These happy, friendly ghosts are easy to draw and make, even for preschoolers or kindergarten kids. This project is based on the book,... Learn More



Starlight Pumpkins | Art Project for the Fall Season

These beautiful, glowing pumpkins have a lot going on! This multi-step pumpkin art project includes drawing from observations and sequence, primary color mixing, adding highlights, cutting and pasting skills and... Learn More




Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day | Our Spotlight Book Recommendations by Indigenous Authors

Throughout the year, it is important to recognize the contributions, achievements and cultures of others. Not only does this promote diversity, but it also helps us learn a more comprehensive... Learn More

Easy Holiday Art Project: Halloween SPARK-TACULAR

If there’s one thing we all need right now, it’s a little bit of fun! Take some time this week to create some painted paper masterpieces, pull out your pipe... Learn More

Symmetrical Paper Cut Aliens!

This paper art project is a fun one for children as each paper alien is different for every child. Symmetry is introduced and used as the vehicle to create the... Learn More


De-Mystifying Art Standards

There are few words that cause art teachers more stress than the word “standards”. Okay, maybe after the past year, “virtual” and “hybrid” might be up there, too – but... Learn More

Line and Pattern Cat

Starting the school year with a line drawing is one of the best ways to gauge the attention level of you class and create a beautiful and expressive piece of... Learn More


Textured Fall Leaves

I look forward to doing this project every year. Anytime you take a real object, in this case, fresh leaves and apply paint to the underside, something magical happens. For... Learn More



The Aligned Art Teacher | Manifesting your Best Year

I know the challenges of teaching art well. As a vastly unprepared and inexperienced art teacher, I stepped in front of my first class with unbridled enthusiasm. I loved art... Learn More


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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…

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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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