Interview with Nikki McClure

While searching for a literature tie-in for my Apple Art Lesson, I found Nikki McClure’s exquisite book Apple. This story... View Article

Art Books for Children

A summer day without any specific plans turned into a delightful stroll along Santa Barbara’s State Street with my daughter,... View Article

Pantone Colors Art Lesson

Color mixing is one of the most rewarding paint experiences in art class. Children love to squish, mingle and mix... View Article


George Rodrigue’s Blue Dog Art Lesson

GEORGE RODRIGUE’S BLUE DOG ART LESSON George Rodrigue was born and raised in New Iberia, Louisiana.  What a colorful character... View Article


Do YOU Have a Hat?

A while ago, I stumbled across the most adorable children’s books. Do You Have a Hat? written by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated... View Article


Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli Art Project

Barbara Jean Hicks is a beloved children’s book author from Port Hueneme, California. If you visit Barbara’s website, you’ll discover that... View Article


Art and Literature Round-Up

Children’s picture books make the best art projects. Sometimes I use the illustrations for inspiration, other times, I read the... View Article

Beautiful Oops Book Review

Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg just might be the most perfect art book for children. It is simple, colorful, engaging... View Article

Best Children’s Books to Teach Art

Here’s another question from a reader that I wanted to share with you all. Kim is a Kindergarten teacher who... View Article