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What Inspires You?

While it’s great to follow tried and true plans for a successful Art lesson, it can be fun to come up with a new project on your own, based on something that inspires you. Where do you get inspiration from? It’s different for everyone, but anything that catches your eye (from the shapes and patterns […]

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Help for those Hard to Pronounce Names!

“The Virgin and Child with Saints” by Titian Have you ever taught a lesson on one of those famous artists of the past, and felt unsure of exactly how to pronounce his name? I know I have….after all, many of those artists lived hundreds of years ago in countries that speak languages other than our […]

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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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Time to Make Portfolios!

A new school year means new portfolios! A portfolio for each student provides a place to store and protect a year’s worth of 2D artwork. While it’s great to put student work up around the classroom, there’s only so much room and then it has to go somewhere! If you send it home, chances are […]

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