Smart Classroom Management Interview

CLASSROOM  MANAGEMENT TIPS & STRATEGIES  We all long for the ultimate art room experience: a classroom full of respectful students and... View Article


Crying in the Art Room

There is no worse experience for an art teacher than when a child cries during art class. We’ve all been... View Article


Ask Patty: Controlling Noise Level in the Art Room

Many readers ask me how to control noise in the art room. I appreciate why this is one of my... View Article


How to Get Children to Draw Big

How do you encourage children to produce images large enough to paint or color? It’s a great question, isn’t it? One... View Article


Classroom Management: Reigning In A Rowdy Class

We all dream of the perfect group of students listening attentively to our art instruction. We dream of children working... View Article


Clean up procedures in the art room

It’s 5 minutes before the end of art class and you know what comes next: clean-up time. That little phrase... View Article


Managing Artwork with Student Portfolios

One of the most overwhelming aspects of being an art teacher is managing all the artwork. Of course, you don’t... View Article