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


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


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... View Article


Art Projects for Inclusion Students

I’ve received a few letters asking me about projects best suited for inclusion kids. While I’m not anywhere near qualified... View Article


Working through a Bad Clay Day…

Things had been going so well. Half the year over, successful lessons, sunny days and then…boom! Fifth grade clay day.... View Article


Starting Projects with Pencils: The Do’s & the Don’ts

I received this question via email today and thought my answer, plus any comments from readers, might help Megan out.... View Article


Shaving Cream Art: A lesson in what not to do.

I’ve been seeing some art lessons lately that feature shaving cream as a suspension for watercolor paints. This type of... View Article