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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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 […]
Voting is open for the 2013 Art Ed Blog of the Year .…and I would love your vote! I’m honored to be one of 20 Art Ed blogs that have been nominated for this annual contest by the Art of Education. Voting is open through Friday, February 7th, so check out these 20 inspiring Art Ed blogs and take a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Opportunities abound for volunteering as an Art Educator! If you’ve got a little extra free time this summer, why not take advantage of this chance to share your expertise with others in your community? This summer, I’m teaching Art classes for the elderly residents at a local retirement home.… a completely new experience for me! […]
The first ever online conference for Art educators is coming soon! Jessica Balsey and her team at AOE (Art of Education) have put together an exciting line up of high quality presentations for this special event on Monday, June 25th — just for Art teachers. Each presentation will be short (about 10 minutes, like a TED […]
Hi! I'm Cheryl, and I'm a big fan of kids' artwork! For the last 20+ years, I've had the privilege of teaching art to kids from kindergarten through high school.... in public, private, charter, and homeschool settings. Now I'm focusing on mentoring other teachers through demos, workshops, and sharing lessons and more on my blog. I have a degree in art and an art ed credential, but I've learned that you don't need to be an "artist" or have an art background yourself to teach art to kids. All you need are good lessons to follow (like following a recipe) and the willingness to have fun! Over the years, I’ve developed hundreds of successful, classroom-tested art lessons for kids, and all the tips, methods, and strategies to go along with them! My passion now is to make all this available to classroom teachers, homeschool teachers, parents, and grandparents.… to anyone who wants to share the joy of ART with the kids in their life!
Teach Kids Art began in August 2008 as a way for me to share my lessons, tips, and ideas for teaching art with other teachers. As Teach Kids Art has grown over the years, it has truly been a labor of love…. all the content I share here is free!
To help support this site, I use affiliate links. This means that when you shop at Amazon.com (or through another affiliate link) by clicking through my site, I will earn a portion of the sale, at no cost to you. (This applies to any product you buy from an affiliate when you click through my site, not just the products I feature.) If you’d like to show your support for Teach Kids Art, this is a great way to do it! And by the way, I only ever link to or promote products that I have used and really love!
You may also visit my store at TEACHERS Pay TEACHERS where I sell convenient, detailed pdf’s of my lessons. I’ll continue to add more pdf’s there as I am able to.
I hope you find this site helpful. Your comments are always appreciated! Thanks for visiting!!