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Teaching Art at Home: AME 049

What it's like creating art in a small group setting Art Made Easy 049 Creating Art at Home

With the deadline of my first book approaching, I have uncovered a few differences between teaching art in a small group setting and teaching art in a classroom. Having a series of private workshops for the kids who are helping me with my book has allowed me to witness first hand what a private or small-group based art-making experience is like for parents and studio owners.  I’m able to explore paint options and drawing techniques that I might have avoided in a traditional classroom setting but seems really natural with a small group. While the distinctions will be featured in my book, today’s episode will identify my initial reactions to the differences.

Today’s episode is an informal chat about what I discovered and how it will impact my book.


  • How I use workshops in my studio to help write my book
  • How the projects in the book differs from lessons plans found on Deep Space Sparkle
  • The differences in teaching for specific grade levels as opposed to a range of children’s ages
  • The benefits of leaving one part of an art project structured and leaving the rest to a child’s creativity
  • What art supplies are great for small groups but not suited for large classroom settings
  • How children react differently in a classroom setting versus a small group setting

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  1. I can’t seem to open this episode in iTunes. Have others had a problem trying to play it? I’m really looking forward to hearing it since we homeschool!


    April 16, 2017

    • I asked my podcast editor to look into it. It’s loaded on our podcast player yet it is not appearing in iTunes. You can listen via the play button above for now. Thanks for letting me know.


      April 17, 2017

  2. I’m having the same issue as Erin. This episode hasn’t appeared on my iTunes Art Made Easy feed & I can’t seem to play it direct from Deep Space Sparkle either.


    April 17, 2017

    • See response above. Thanks!


      April 17, 2017

  3. Have been trying to open this episode and it isn’t working.


    April 17, 2017

    • See response above…thanks!


      April 17, 2017

  4. Hello! I’m a homeschooler and just want to say….market your book to us! I haven’t read it yet but it sounds like it would be perfect for homeschoolers working with their own children or teaching in a co-op setting…both are often groups of 4+ children and multi-age:) I can’t wait to read it!

    Stephanie Trax

    May 7, 2017

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