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Celebrate famous artists with projects on their birthdays!

New! Artist Birthdays Calendar

Kids love to cel­e­brate birth­days, so what bet­ter time to intro­duce a new artist than on that artist’s birth­day? I’ve cre­ated a new page on my site to help you plan your artist birth­day cel­e­bra­tions! Just click on the “Artist Birth­days” link on my menu bar for a list of birth­days by month, com­plete with […]

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Virtual Glass Blowing for Kids!

Are you curi­ous about the art of glass blow­ing and how it’s actu­ally done?  Visit the Children’s Museum of Indi­anapo­lis for a fun, inter­ac­tive glass blow­ing expe­ri­ence for grades 3–5, inspired by mas­ter glass artist Dale Chi­huly!  Then watch this 4 minute video of CBS Early Show news anchor, Erica Hill, as she gets a […]

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What Inspires You?

While it’s great to fol­low tried and true plans for a suc­cess­ful Art les­son, it can be fun to come up with a new project on your own, based on some­thing that inspires you. Where do you get inspi­ra­tion from? It’s dif­fer­ent for every­one, but any­thing that catches your eye (from the shapes and patterns […]

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