A Letter to a First Year Art Teacher

By some strange coincidence, I have received about twenty emails in the last ten days from art teachers who are brand new to teaching art and are starting an art... Learn More


Evaluating Art Standards

Earlier in the summer, I had the privilege of teaching an art instruction e-course to art teachers, home-school parents and classroom teachers from around the world. One of the best... Learn More


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Prepping for School Art Show

PREPPING FOR A SCHOOL ART SHOW Many of you might be in the process of planning your end-of-the-year school art show. Monday is Spring Break, but for me, I’ll be... Learn More


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Art Instruction: Does it hurt a child’s creativity?

Every once in a while I receive a comment or an email challenging the methods I use to teach art.  Why I would choose to do a directed-line drawing instead... Learn More


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 creatively, thoughtfully and perhaps above all, quietly in our classrooms.... Learn More


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The Organized Art Teacher: Organizing and Creating Lesson Plans

In The Organized Art Teacher, I will offer creative ways to start the year off with an organized mindset. Let’s face it, art teachers aren’t known for their organizational skills.... Learn More


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Top Eight Tips for Teaching Art to Children

I love teaching art to children. My philosophy is quite simple: To engage, inspire and teach art with age-appropriate techniques and subjects. I’ve only been teaching art to children for eight... Learn More


Clean-Up Procedures in the Art Room

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 always puts me in... Learn More


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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 often. New art teachers want to know how to plan... Learn More


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