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Why Did You Become an Art Teacher? AME: 096

As an artist and a teacher you have the unique ability to inspire kids…to help THEM become artists, critical thinkers,... View Article


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What to Do with Leftover Paint

It’s that time of year. Decision time. Toss or save? What to do with all that left-over paper, paint, broken crayons... View Article


Art Teacher Hacks for Creating Positive Art Classroom Routines

Ten Positive Art Classroom Routines that will naturally cause your students to feel safe and give them a sense of ownership and responsibility for their art classroom.


10 Tips to Make the Most out of Your Summer: AME 095

Which statement rings true for you: summer is too short OR summer is long enough? If you’re like most of... View Article


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How to Use Flow Learning™ to Engage Students in Art Making: AME 094

Have you ever heard of Flow Learning™? It’s a technique that Joseph Cornell from the Sharing Nature Foundation developed to... View Article


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Make your own sketchbook for less than 50 cents

I’ve been a bit obsessed lately. I’ve been making my own sketchbooks to record my thoughts as I experiment with... View Article


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Charge What You’re Worth: AME 093

Today on AME, I’m talking all about money…specifically how it applies to art teachers who run classes or workshops or... View Article


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Watercolor Tulips Art Project

When you’re looking for a quick art lesson to do in one art session that requires just a few supplies... View Article


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How To Cultivate Craftsmanship in Your Art Room: AME 092

Today I’m talking to an art teacher who confesses to being focused on the end result. Before you judge, listen... View Article


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I taught k-6 art in Santa Barbara, California for 13 years. Teaching children how to draw & paint has been my biggest joy. Now I'm here to help you do the same. I've compiled my best teaching tips, favorite supplies and books in one place.

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