Favorite Posts of 2014

2014 has been a great year. That’s not to say that everything went swimmingly, but I crossed stuff off my bucket list and... View Article


What to do with Early Finishers

It’s funny how questions come in waves. I just received this question from a reader and within a week, I... View Article


Painting Tips for Kinders and PreK

I have three Kinder classes this year with one of the classes being considered a Transitional Kinder combo. What does... View Article


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Does your Paper Curl?

Curling paper is an annoyance in the art room, but can you prevent it? I don’t think you can eliminate... View Article


My Adventures with Paper Mache

If there were a prize for the best art genre for kids, I’m pretty sure Paper Mache would get the... View Article


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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... 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