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Tips for Working with Oil Pastels

Oil pastels just might be my favorite Art medium for kids! Both set-up and clean-up are quick and easy, and with a few specific instructions, every student can achieve great (if not totally charming!) results. Here are a few tips to help your students find success with oil pastels. You will probably find yourself repeating […]

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My Favorite Eraser Ever

It may seem like a small thing (and in terms of actual size, it is!) but every artist needs a good eraser and not all erasers are created equal! My personal favorite is the Sanford Magic Rub eraser. This vinyl eraser is non-abrasive so it won’t tear or lift the surface of the paper no […]

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Tips for Working with Watercolors

Watercolors are a great medium for students to learn about color mixing and applying paint. Here are a few things I’ve learned about kids and watercolors that may be helpful to you…. First of all, the brand does matter! This goes for watercolors or any other type of art supply. When a choice of brand […]

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Supplies for K-6 Art

In today’s tough economic times, it’s good to know that teaching Art doesn’t have to cost a lot of money! With school budgets under increasingly careful scrutiny, it’s more important than ever to “get the most bang for your buck” when it comes to consumable supplies. The items pictured here are all inexpensive, basic yet […]

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Tricks of the Trade – Wet Wipes!

Time in the classroom is valuable, so if you can spend less time on set-up and get your students working sooner, that’s a good thing! Wet wipes can help you accomplish this. Making art can be messy, so you will often find yourself trying to protect your desks and other work surfaces. Covering desks with […]

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