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
Whether you are a brand new teacher preparing for your first art class or an experienced art teacher looking to change things up, knowing what to do on the first... Learn More
The Sparklers’ Club membership has evolved into one of the leading sources of lessons and curriculums for art teachers worldwide. Since our humble beginnings in 2016, we have enrolled over... Learn More
Creating a cohesive, schematic curriculum full of lessons that will excite your students is the dream of art educators. But it can be a daunting task. Sourcing and gathering a... Learn More
The third tutorial in our series, CONNECTING WITH THE ELEMENTS – How to Teach the Elements & Principles of Art, is color. How exactly do you describe COLOR and why... Learn More
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
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
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
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…