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

TEACHING ART AT HOME: PROBLEMS, SET-UP, AND ART SUPPLIES Over the years, I have received many emails from home-schooling parents... View Article


Archiving Childhood Artwork

Any artwork that I did in elementary school art class is long gone. I remember a few projects very well,... 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


Open-Ended Art Projects

Teaching art is a joy to me. My pace is relaxed, my schedule is perfect, my school is wonderful and... View Article


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... View Article


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... View Article


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... View Article


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.... View Article