Behind the Scenes: Art Through the Ages Curriculum

At Team Sparkle, we’re always looking for ways to make your life as an art teacher easier so you can... View Article

My Favorite Paint Sticks, Gel Crayons and Oil Pastels

I truly believe that you don’t need expensive art materials to create a really rich art program. But every now... View Article

Peter Rabbit

I love The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. I was inspired by her beautiful watercolor  illustrations to create... View Article



Notre Dame at Night

In light of the recent tragedy, we wanted to make the Notre Dame at Night lesson from the Sparkler’s Club... View Article



Marine Life Collaborative Mural

I picked up The Big Book of the Blue by Yuval Zommer over a year ago because I knew that... View Article

7 Tips for Rocking Your Teacher Evaluation

Are you nervous about your upcoming teacher evaluation? I asked Team Sparkle member Yvette Ackerman, a K-5th grade art teacher... View Article

Recycled Tropical Fish Earth Day Project

Have some cardboard boxes lying around? Of course, you do! I make it a point to keep a stack of... View Article



Watercolor Easter Eggs

Looking for a classroom-friendly alternative to painting eggs this Easter? This lesson teaches students four different watercolor techniques to create... View Article



How to Draw a Leprechaun

This colorful drawing of a leprechaun and his lucky hat is made easy with simple supplies and a handy drawing... View Article