News & Announcements – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Sun, 31 Dec 2017 04:33:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Most Important Book of 2017 http://www.teachkidsart.net/most-important-book-of-2017/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/most-important-book-of-2017/#respond Sun, 31 Dec 2017 04:30:59 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5277

When you read as many books as I do, to say that one book stands out as “most important” of the year is saying a lot. The term “most important” reflects impact of a global nature, going beyond what affects me personally to the issues that affect us all as human beings. It’s more than just […] ]]>
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Scholastic Art Giveaway http://www.teachkidsart.net/scholastic-art-giveaway/ Tue, 08 Aug 2017 01:45:31 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5101

When the editor of Scholastic Art contacted me about reviewing their magazine on my blog and hosting a giveaway, I jumped at the chance! Scholastic Art has a special place in my heart. As a high school senior, I was chosen to receive a Scholastic Art Scholarship to an art school in Boston. Even though […] ]]>
Teaching Kids to Be Creative http://www.teachkidsart.net/teaching-kids-to-be-creative/ Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:59:23 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5013

We all agree that teaching kids to be creative pays big dividends no matter what field of work they choose as adults.  But often our efforts at teaching creativity have a future pay-off that we don’t get to see. Kids grow up and leave our schools (or our homes) and we never know the full impact that […] ]]>
22 Ways to Combine Writing & Art to Encourage Creativity http://www.teachkidsart.net/22-ways-to-combine-writing-art-to-encourage-creativity/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:11:38 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4854

I recently had the privilege of helping my adult daughter edit the manuscript for her first book. Her first real, published book. A book with an agent, a publisher, a release date (April 2017), and it’s own pre-order page on Amazon. A proud parenting milestone for sure! But this book of hers has been a long time in the making. […] ]]>
A Podcast Just for Art Teachers http://www.teachkidsart.net/a-podcast-just-for-art-teachers/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/a-podcast-just-for-art-teachers/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2016 06:19:15 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4736

When I discover something new that I really love, I have to share it! Whether it’s my new YETI tumbler that keeps my tea hot (or cold) all day or my Pentel Water Brush that I’m currently having a blast with, I tell everyone. There’s just something in me that has to share good things with others. […] ]]>
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The Cure for Dry Hands! http://www.teachkidsart.net/the-cure-for-dry-hands/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/the-cure-for-dry-hands/#comments Sun, 08 Nov 2015 05:46:56 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4607

We art teachers probably wash our hands as often as doctors! When you combine this frequent hand-washing with cold winter weather, and whatever medium we’ve currently got our hands in, it takes a nasty toll on our skin. After so many years of trying different lotions and still having rough, dry hands, I had all but resigned myself […] ]]>
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Art for the Differently-abled http://www.teachkidsart.net/art-for-the-differently-abled/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/art-for-the-differently-abled/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 22:06:30 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4541

I wasn’t looking for a new teaching position when I got the phone call last spring to “just let me show you our facility”. The call was from the director of the Stroke and Disability Learning Center at our local Community College, and I agreed to a tour.  It wasn’t the beautiful new facility that hooked me, […] ]]>
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My New Favorite Art Ed Blog… http://www.teachkidsart.net/my-new-favorite-art-ed-blog/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/my-new-favorite-art-ed-blog/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 02:34:44 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=3908

When I first started writing my ‘Teach Kids Art’ blog back in 2008, I had no idea that blogging would become such a big thing! I started my blog as a way to share what I’d learned about teaching art to kids, with the hope that more kids would get to experience art as a […] ]]>
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Learn Art History with the Khan Academy http://www.teachkidsart.net/learn-art-history-with-the-khan-academy/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/learn-art-history-with-the-khan-academy/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:32:06 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=3736

“You only have to know one thing: You can learn anything.” That’s the motto of the Khan Academy! If you’re not familiar with the Khan Academy, and you have an interest in Art History (for any reason – whether you’re a parent, student, teacher, or lifelong learner) you’ll be amazed by the education that’s available to you for free! […] ]]>
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Free Digital Art Ed Magazines http://www.teachkidsart.net/free-digital-art-ed-magazines/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/free-digital-art-ed-magazines/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:04:46 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=3607

In my early days of teaching art, School Arts magazine was my go-to source for art lesson inspiration and the best way to keep up with what was new in art education. Then I discovered Arts & Activities magazine, and I just couldn’t believe my luck at having access to so much great information just for art teachers! Well, that […] ]]>
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