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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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Take Avantage of Your Local Art Talent!

I hope you know that I mean “take advantage of” in a good way! Every community has it’s share of local talent, so why not bring some of that influence into your classroom? Sometimes it helps our students to hear enthusiasm about Art coming from someone other than us! Inviting a local artist into your […]

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Help for those Hard to Pronounce Names!

“The Virgin and Child with Saints” by Titian Have you ever taught a lesson on one of those famous artists of the past, and felt unsure of exactly how to pronounce his name? I know I have….after all, many of those artists lived hundreds of years ago in countries that speak languages other than our […]

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Autumn Leaves with Crayon Resist

art by Kelsey Autumn Leaves with Crayon Resistinspired by Andy Goldsworthy This is a fun project that I usually do with my 1st graders in the fall, but all ages enjoy it….it’s easy to do, everyone can feel successful and the results are beautiful. Try one yourself! Materials:• 12×18 white construction paper• black crayon, broken […]

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Every Child is an Artist

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.“ ~ Pablo Picasso Art Phobia….many adults have it, but it doesn’t seem to be something we’re born with. Have you ever seen a three year old intimidated by a big piece of white paper and a huge brush […]

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