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Evernote for the Art Teacher

Evernote: Digital Organization for the Art Teacher!

Sum­mer is a great time to tackle some­thing you’ve been want­ing to do all year, but haven’t had time for.… like get­ting orga­nized! When asked, most peo­ple would say that they’d like to be more orga­nized. And get­ting orga­nized can be espe­cially chal­leng­ing for us right-brained, cre­ative peo­ple! We need a sys­tem for keep­ing track of all the notes, ideas, […]

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Keep a sketchbook in the car

The 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge

Kids spend so much time in the car! It’s easy to reach for a dvd or elec­tronic game to fill the time on long trips… or even short errands around town. But why not take a break from tech­nol­ogy and just reach for a sketch­book instead? “Almost all art­work, no mat­ter what the final form, […]

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The Art of Ed Summer Online Conference 2014

Summer Online Art Ed Conference

The Art of Edu­ca­tion is host­ing their next online art ed con­fer­ence on July 17th and you won’t want to miss it! If you’ve attended one of their pre­vi­ous con­fer­ences, you know how fun and inspir­ing these are! This is where over 20 thought-leaders in art edu­ca­tion deliver fast-paced, 10 minute “TED Talk” style pre­sen­ta­tions, full of practical […]

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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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