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Some of My Favorite Art Books for Reading Aloud

Read Aloud and Respond with Art!

March 5th, 2014 is World Read Aloud Day! Every year, on the first Wednes­day in March, Lit­world (a non-profit orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to pro­mot­ing lit­er­acy around the globe) mobi­lizes chil­dren and adults every­where to advo­cate for lit­er­acy as a basic human right belong­ing to all peo­ple. Read­ing aloud is a nat­ural way to cel­e­brate the writ­ten word […]

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Art Ed Blog of the Year Finalist

Art Ed Blog of the Year Finalist

The results are in and I’m hon­ored to be a final­ist in the Art of Education’s Art Ed Blog of the Year! Check out the top 20 Art Ed blogs for lots of great con­tent and inspi­ra­tion. And be sure to fol­low the Art of Edu­ca­tion for daily arti­cles and rel­e­vant pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment just for […]

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The Art of Education's Winter 2014 Online Art Ed Conference

Online Art Ed Conference

On Jan­u­ary 25th, 2014, over a thou­sand Art teach­ers will join together online for The Art of Education’s Win­ter 2014 Online Art Ed Con­fer­ence.  If you’re not already one of them, why not sign up right now? It’s quick and easy to reg­is­ter. This is the only online con­fer­ence just for Art teach­ers, with no […]

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"Vincent's Bedroom in Arles", October 1888

Wishing You a “Perfectionism-Free” New Year

As a painter I shall never really count, I can feel that absolutely.” ~ Vin­cent Van Gogh, 1889, Arles Vin­cent Van Gogh never knew what a great artist he was. His paint­ings sell for mil­lions today, yet in his life­time, he only ever sold one paint­ing. What fas­ci­nates me is that he didn’t let this stop him.… […]

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My very first Art Show as a parent volunteer!

How to Start an Art Program at Your Child’s School

The one ques­tion my read­ers ask more than any other is some­thing along the line of, “Do you have any advice for par­ents who want to teach Art in their child’s class?” And my answer is, yes.… actu­ally, I do! This topic is near and dear to my heart because this is exactly how I […]

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Teachers On Pinterest

Teachers On Pinterest

Pin­ter­est has become the go-to source for inspi­ra­tion for teach­ers. I could get lost for hours in this sea of cre­ative ideas! In an effort to engage with the teach­ing com­mu­nity in an even big­ger way, the folks at Pin­ter­est have cre­ated a new col­lec­tion of boards just for teach­ers, called Teach­ers On Pin­ter­est. Here you’ll find […]

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Sketch Books & Paint Set

Feed Your Creative Soul — with a Sketchbook!

Most art teach­ers I know strug­gle to find time for pur­su­ing their own art­work.… so if that’s you, you’re not alone! Sum­mer­time pro­vides a great oppor­tu­nity for teach­ers to do things they oth­er­wise set aside dur­ing the school year. But if we’re try­ing to teach our stu­dents how impor­tant art is, should we really be […]

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