Patty Palmer and her book, Draw, Paint, Sparkle

Draw, Paint, Sparkle Book Chat – All About Directed Drawing: AME 106



Today on AME, I starting a brand new series: The Draw, Paint, Sparkle Book Chat, where I read sections of my book and give you extra insight to how my teaching philosophy has worked throughout the years and how it can help you create art with your kids.

Today’s episode talks all about Directed Drawing. While directed drawing, or guided drawings, are a gateway of possibilities for a child, sometimes a child or a parent is resistant to the idea.

I share my experiences working with directed drawings at home, help you navigate the often murky waters of creating art with your child and tips to avoid conflicts or frustration.

Draw, paint, Sparkle Creative Projects from an Elementary Art Teacher is written by Patty Palmer and published by Roost books. You can buy the book from Amazon, Barns and Noble and wherever good books are sold.

After you buy the book, head over to Draw Paint Sparkle to download your book bonuses: 27 Drawing Guides that you can download, print and use with your kids.

And while you’re there, why not write a review on Amazon? This helps the distribution of the book so more parents can create art with kids.

To listen to the rest of my Book Chat Series, click to listen to How to Host Art Sessions in Your Home and Why I Don’t Use Pencils in the Art Room


– What is directed drawing

– How to foster more art at home for 5-10 year olds

– What to do when you face resistance from the children

– How everyone can be an artist

– How to build confidence with a directed drawing




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  • Virginia

    Patty – I loved today’s episode! I have the book and it has already been loved on – complete with my own paint splatters. I was thrilled to learn about the new website and bonuses. My child asked for me to pick a lesson to “teach” for her sleep over Friday night. Thanks so much for helping me make memories with my girl!

    • Patty

      Aww…that’s so sweet! And to se my book with paints splatters is an absolute dream fulfilled 🙂

  • Heather

    Love your book. Thank you for taking time to create it.

  • Mary

    looking for a directive I seen about kids standing on the paper and trace their feet then their hands and then have to do the rest of the body and face . Could you send that to me

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  • Joyce

    Wonderful website!

  • Jennifer Fowler

    Hi, I just bought the book but the link for the bonuses appears to no longer work. Is there another way to access these? thank you

    • Bethany

      Hi Jennifer! We hope you are enjoying the book. Please send me an email at support@deepspacesparkle.com. I’d be happy to help you with those bonuses via email.

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