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To Spray or Not To Spray…chalk pastels

SPRAYING CHALK PASTELS Chalk pastels are one of my favorite products to use in the art room. They allow a child to lay down a lovely layer of color with... Learn More


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 the witness to crumpled paper, crayon throwing and plain old... Learn More


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Best and Worst Lessons of 2012-13

Creating new lessons every year is my biggest motivator. I love taking a proven technique and finding another subject to tie it with. This is one of my favorite challenges... Learn More


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Teaching Art at Home: Problems, Set Up, and Art Supplies

TEACHING ART AT HOME: PROBLEMS, SET-UP, AND ART SUPPLIES DOWNLOAD: I am super excited about this little PDF gem, so go ahead and download it now for free!  Over the... Learn More


Archiving Childhood Artwork

Any artwork that I did in elementary school art class is long gone. I remember a few projects very well, mostly the 3-D cities and marshmallow covered grapefruits that resembled... Learn More


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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 most asked questions; a rowdy classroom can drive you nuts.... Learn More


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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 of my DSS Facebook readers asked this very question so... Learn More


Open-Ended Art Projects

Teaching art is a joy to me. My pace is relaxed, my schedule is perfect, my school is wonderful and my students are lovely. I try very hard to teach... Learn More


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


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