Creating your own Art Curriculum

Every year I attempt the same thing: create an art curriculum for my readers. It’s the request I get most... View Article


5 Art Rules to Simplify your First Day

5 Art Rules to Simplify your First Day Ahhh…the first day of school. No doubt you’ve already been into your... View Article


Art Projects for Inclusion Students

I’ve received a few letters asking me about projects best suited for inclusion kids. While I’m not anywhere near qualified... View Article


All About Liquid Watercolor Paints

One of the most common questions and personal email queries I receive concerns about liquid watercolor paints. They are still... View Article


Working through a Bad Clay Day…

Things had been going so well. Half the year over, successful lessons, sunny days and then…boom! Fifth grade clay day.... View Article


Starting Projects with Pencils: The Do’s & the Don’ts

I received this question via email today and thought my answer, plus any comments from readers, might help Megan out.... View Article


Shaving Cream Art: A lesson in what not to do.

I’ve been seeing some art lessons lately that feature shaving cream as a suspension for watercolor paints. This type of... View Article


Create your own Art Lessons the SPARKLE way! Part IV

Developing art lessons can be overwhelming. Sure, you can use old stand-bys, fellow blogger lessons or source a few from... View Article


Create Your Own Art Lessons the SPARKLE way! Part III

Developing art lessons can be overwhelming. Sure, you can use old stand-bys, fellow blogger lessons or source a few from... View Article