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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.

Where do you teach art?

Patty Palmer | Deep Space Sparkle Art Lessons & Curriculums for Home and School

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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Read how Deep Space Sparkle began plus access the resources we have 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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How to Host a Summer Art Camp for Kids

My art room is stripped bare, supplies sorted and cupboards cleaned. The last thing I want to think about is pouring paint and cleaning brushes but summer can be a great... Learn More


30 Essential Books for the Art Classroom

To help get you inspired for this upcoming school year, we’ve compiled a list of our 30 must-have children’s picture books for the art room and wanted to share them... Learn More


Create Your Technique Toolkit

Well done, you! I’m giving you a hearty applause for wrapping up another year in the art room. It’s not easy sustaining creative energy all year long when your workday... Learn More


What to Do in Your Art Room During the Summer Months

Summer is upon us and you’ve probably already packed up the papers and closed the art room door. You’ve already organized materials and supplies, but have you taken some time... Learn More


Summer Art Ideas Inspired by Nature Anatomy

It’s no secret that students love exploring nature in their artwork. The curiosities of the natural work supply an endless well of inspiration and wonder. The book Nature Anatomy: The... Learn More


Chalk Flowers Art Project – 2 Ways

Chalk is an underused art medium. Too dusty. Too messy. High maintenance. And spraying? Forget it. But with these chalk flowers… I say ignore the bad rap and go for it. Chalk pastels,... Learn More


Spring Daffodils Art Project

One of the loveliest aspects of Spring are the delightful surprises that emerge from the earth. Daffodils and tulips are the first hints of warmer weather and come at a... Learn More

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Van Gogh Sunflowers in Oil Pastel and Tempera Paint

Van Gogh’s paintings of sunflowers are easily some of his most famous, making them widely recognized in the classroom. In fact, many students end up creating their own version at... Learn More

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What to do in your art room in May

While it’s just soooo tempting to take the foot off the pedal in your final few weeks, there is still lots of fun to be had in the art room.... Learn More


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Patty Palmer | Deep Space Sparkle Art Lessons & Curriculums for Home and School

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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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