Art Ed Blog of the Year Finalist

Art Ed Blog of the Year Finalist

The results are in and I’m hon­ored to be a final­ist in the Art of Education’s Art Ed Blog of the Year! Check out the top 20 Art Ed blogs for lots of great con­tent and inspi­ra­tion. And be sure to fol­low the Art of Edu­ca­tion for daily arti­cles and rel­e­vant pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment just for […]

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Art Ed Blog of the Year Award

Vote for Teach Kids Art!

Vot­ing is open for the 2013 Art Ed Blog of the Year .…and I would love your vote! I’m hon­ored to be one of 20 Art Ed blogs that have been nom­i­nated for this annual con­test by the Art of Edu­ca­tion. Vot­ing is open through Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 7th, so check out these 20 inspir­ing Art Ed blogs and take a […]

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Ten Mistakes Every Art Teacher Can Avoid

10 Mistakes Every Art Teacher Can Avoid

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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"Wisdom" auction project collage on Canvas

Classroom Auction Projects

School auc­tions are pop­ping up every­where, and class­room auc­tion projects are an ideal way to get stu­dents involved! With all the fund­ing cuts in edu­ca­tion these days, pro­grams like art and music are forced to com­pete for an increas­ingly small share of their school’s bud­get.… if they make it into the bud­get at all. In many schools, […]

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The Art of Education's Winter 2014 Online Art Ed Conference

Online Art Ed Conference

On Jan­u­ary 25th, 2014, over a thou­sand Art teach­ers will join together online for The Art of Education’s Win­ter 2014 Online Art Ed Con­fer­ence.  If you’re not already one of them, why not sign up right now? It’s quick and easy to reg­is­ter. This is the only online con­fer­ence just for Art teach­ers, with no […]

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Drawing circles with a light touch

Learning to “Draw with a Light Touch”

Jan­u­ary is the month for New Year’s Res­o­lu­tions.… for exam­in­ing our habits and think­ing about changes we should make. Kids hear adults talk­ing about this so it’s not a new idea to them. This means we can seize this oppor­tu­nity to talk with stu­dents about their own habits that may not be serv­ing them well and […]

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"Vincent's Bedroom in Arles", October 1888

Wishing You a “Perfectionism-Free” New Year

As a painter I shall never really count, I can feel that absolutely.” ~ Vin­cent Van Gogh, 1889, Arles Vin­cent Van Gogh never knew what a great artist he was. His paint­ings sell for mil­lions today, yet in his life­time, he only ever sold one paint­ing. What fas­ci­nates me is that he didn’t let this stop him.… […]

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