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
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
I’ve taken a lot of time this past year to step back. To reflect on what’s important to me. To tap into what excites me. It’s been years since I... Learn More
I must admit, watercolors are my biggest love. Mostly because they were the first paints I ever used as a child. Once I started painting with these translucent gems, I... Learn More
If you asked us what one of the most common issues art teachers face today, it would certainly be a lack of funding for their art programs. Unfortunately, many teachers... Learn More
It’s 5 minutes before the end of art class, the room is a mess. Some kids are finishing up their projects, others are not. The clock is ticking and you... Learn More
At the end of the year, it’s easy to cram everything into your cabinets and shut the door, but organizing before you head off for summer break will give you... Learn More
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
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
There’s no better way to celebrate mothers and grandmothers for Mother’s Day than to create a beautiful, personalized card. This hand made card features sweet floral designs that any mother... 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…