Over the years, I’ve made more than my share of mistakes.… and many of them more than once! We all make mistakes, but we can learn from each other and at least avoid some of the common ones. Here are some lessons I’ve learned the hard way! 1. Doing for your students what they can (and […]
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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 […]
Sometimes life can take some unexpected turns! A few months ago, I had to take a leave of absence from my teaching position to deal with a family emergency. My dad had passed away leaving no plan for my 93 year old mom. So we moved her 2500 miles to live where we can give […]
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! […]
Catalogs of all kinds can be a great resource for collage projects and more. Here are two of my favorites, which I’m always happy to find in my mailbox! I save them for their pages full of color, texture, and pattern… perfect for my Fundraiser House Magnets, and any project where you need a cheap (free!) […]
Parents, ever wonder how to display all that wonderful artwork your kids bring home at the end of the school year? The mom of one of my students shared this great idea with me (thank you, Molly Craig!) and it’s so clever I had to pass it along! She created a “hallway gallery” for her […]
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!
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