Meet Patty

About Patty


Patty Palmer taught elementary school art in Goleta, California for twelve years before trading in her paint-splattered apron to help teachers teach art to kids.

Through Deep Space Sparkle,  Patty offers insight into what it’s like to teach art inside a classroom through video tutorials, lesson plans and art resources.

Her membership site, The Sparklers’ Club, a community of over five thousand teachers, is dedicated to providing art lesson bundles, art curriculums and support for art teachers.

Patty’s first book, Draw, Paint, Sparkle: Creative Projects from an Elementary Art Teacher was published in 2018 and is available wherever good books are sold.

You can find Patty and Neil, her husband and business partner,  at the Sparkle headquarters in downtown Santa Barbara.

Growing a website offers opportunities beyond digital products.

In August 2018, Patty’s first book Draw, Paint Sparkle was published.

It includes 25 art projects that you can do in your home or classroom–even if you don’t consider yourself an artist. Patty guides you by suggesting the supplies, offering handouts and giving you detailed steps on how to bring an art class to your kitchen table.

Draw Paint Sparkle Book Party

Growing DSS


After working in her home office for 8 years, Neil and Patty took the leap and committed to growing Deep Space Sparkle by renting an office space.

Deep Space Sparkle started with one employee in 2017 and now has a team of 14.