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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 Teach Shape | Elements and Principles of Design

The second tutorial in our series CONNECTING WITH THE ELEMENTS – How to Teach the Elements & Principles of Art, is SHAPE. Want to start at the beginning? Visit the... Learn More


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How to Teach Line & Pattern | Elements and Principles of Design

Line is one of the first elements of art that sets the foundation for art making in elementary school. Teaching children about line empowers them to see how simple lines... Learn More


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Watercolor Jellyfish Art Project

This drippy technique is and absolute WINNER for kid’s engagement. It requires two things that are an absolute MUST : Liquid watercolors and watercolor paper.It’s is a super fast and... Learn More


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3 Ways to Encourage Student Choice in your Art Room

Walking the line between a lesson that allows students to assert choice and their own creative voice and managing supplies and expectations can sometimes seem a bit difficult to wrap... Learn More


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10 Tips to Make the Most out of Your Summer: AME 095

Which statement rings true for you: summer is too short OR summer is long enough? If you’re like most of us, you probably feel as though it is way too... Learn More

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Happy Flower | Georgia O’Keeffe Art Project

When I was teaching art to hundreds of children, one of my favorite ways to teach children how to use paints was to begin with kid-friendly subjects like fish, butterflies,... Learn More

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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


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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


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4 Things to Organize at the End of the Year

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


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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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