More Than Just Lesson Plans: Art Through the Ages Curriculum

Peek into the classroom of Ms. Annie Artist, a Sparkler. Ms. Annie Artist pulls into her usual parking spot at Discovery Elementary School. As she turns off her car, she... Learn More

Behind the Scenes: Art Through the Ages Curriculum

At Team Sparkle, we’re always looking for ways to make your life as an art teacher easier so you can focus your energy and time on your students – instead... Learn More

How to Rock Your First Year Teaching Art: AME 129

The field of art education is often overlooked as a viable career in most school counseling offices. Many college students aren’t even aware that the profession exists. Today’s guest, Kelsi... Learn More



7 Tips for Rocking Your Teacher Evaluation

Are you nervous about your upcoming teacher evaluation? I asked Team Sparkle member Yvette Ackerman, a K-5th grade art teacher in Northern California to share how she not only looks... Learn More

The 5 Step Framework That Will Transform Your Art Room: AME 116

Are you looking for ways to cultivate creativity, choice and personal expression in your art room? Today’s guest, Kat Clarke shares the five questions she asks her students as they... Learn More



How to Teach FORM without a Kiln

This is the ninth tutorial in our Series CONNECTING WITH THE ELEMENTS – How to teach the Elements & Principles of Art. This week we’re featuring FORM. I know what you’re... Learn More

Fast Finishers & Free Choice Activities

Do you struggle with managing the flow of your lessons in your art room? Perhaps your students complete their projects at different times or maybe some children don’t finish their... Learn More

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Thanksgiving Placemats using BALANCE

Create a Thanksgiving themed project and check off your Elements of Art checklist with this paper placemat. Based on the Tivaevae quilts of Cook Island, this lesson uses BALANCE and... Learn More


How to Teach Value

HOW TO TEACH VALUE If you’re looking for an easy approach to teaching kids art, there’s no better system than using the elements and principles of art. This is the... Learn More

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