Sketching – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:27:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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. […] ]]>
Giving Back with Art http://www.teachkidsart.net/giving-back-with-art/ Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:58:16 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4700

Have you ever been inspired to ‘give back’ to your community as a way to say “thank you” to those who helped you through a difficult time? I was touched by the story of Dan and Janean Toone, who started Young at Art in response to the care that their young grandson received while spending […] ]]>
My New Favorite Pencil Sharpener http://www.teachkidsart.net/my-new-favorite-pencil-sharpener/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/my-new-favorite-pencil-sharpener/#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2015 04:38:51 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4455

Usually, I sharpen pencils as needed, a few at a time, and don’t think much about it. But this morning I sat staring at 9 dozen brand new pencils I needed for a workshop I’m teaching. I found myself procrastinating this simple task all week, just due to the sheer number of them. But once I got going, I […] ]]>
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Art with Math – Draw a Simple Soccer Ball http://www.teachkidsart.net/art-with-math-draw-a-simple-soccer-ball/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/art-with-math-draw-a-simple-soccer-ball/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 02:16:20 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=3604

What do you get when you combine geometry, art, and soccer?? A winning art lesson, that’s what! All the excitement of the World Cup this summer inspired me to come up with a creative way to teach kids how to draw a soccer ball. I was determined to develop a method that would be easy to teach and easy to learn, […] ]]>
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Feed Your Creative Soul – with a Sketchbook! http://www.teachkidsart.net/feed-your-creative-soul-with-a-sketchbook/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/feed-your-creative-soul-with-a-sketchbook/#comments Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:36:43 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1938

Most art teachers I know struggle to find time for pursuing their own artwork…. so if that’s you, you’re not alone! Summertime provides a great opportunity for teachers to do things they otherwise set aside during the school year. But if we’re trying to teach our students how important art is, should we really be […] ]]>
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