Perfect Timing: Managing your Art Class

It’s the question everyone wonders about. How do you teach an art lesson so every child finishes at the same time?... View Article


Prepping for Your First Art Class with Kinders (yikes!)

I received a question from a reader yesterday asking for advice. She teaches upper elementary and middle school but now will welcome Kinders... View Article


End of the year clean-up strategies

For many of us, the end of the school year is fast approaching. For me, it ended this week and if... View Article


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