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NEW TO DSS? START HERE

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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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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Chinese New Year 2022 | Year of the Tiger Art Project

Teaching students about cultures around the world can help bring them perspective and an expanded world-view. This bright and lively tiger art lesson also offers students an additional opportunity to... Learn More


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Ted Harrison Inspired Landscape & Polar Bear

Take your kiddos on a trip to Canada’s northern territory to explore my favorite artist, Ted Harrison and draw a friendly polar bear. Ted Harrison (1926-2015) hailed from the UK... Learn More

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Martin Luther King Jr. Portrait Art Project

Few figures in American history inspire hope in the human spirit quite like civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr. His iconic I Have a Dream speech outlined his hopes... Learn More


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Student Milestones in Art | Middle School

Over and over again, I have been asked, “how do you choose the right lesson for the grade level?” This can be one of the hardest things about lesson planning.... Learn More


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Student Milestones in Art | Third, Fourth & Fifth Grade

This is the second installment of the Student Milestones in Art Series. Part I covers kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students and Part III covers middle school students. Even with... Learn More


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Student Milestones in Art | Kindergarten, First & Second Grade

This is the first installment of the Student Milestones in Art Series. Part II covers 3rd, 4th and 5th grade and Part III covers middle school students. As a teacher,... Learn More


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Integrating STEAM and SEL into your Art Program

One of the most asked questions our team receives right about this time of year is, Can you recommend a lesson for my high-energy 3rd graders? Or, Do you have... Learn More


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How to Plan Your School Year in Art | 2022 DSS Art Calendar

Teachers are known for being proficient planners and if you’re anything like me you love opening up a fresh planner. But if those blank pages start taunting you to fill... Learn More


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Penguin At Night Art Project

Penguins are a popular request in first and second grade. Students study Antarctica and are quite familiar with penguins and their habitat. Once students see how easily they can draw... Learn More

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OUR STORY

It’s such a thrill when someone new lands in our sparkly corner of the universe.

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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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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.

My Sparkler Story

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