Have you noticed how many elementary Art teachers started out as volunteers in their own kids’ classes? SO many! This speaks volumes for how addicting teaching Art to kids can be!
My own journey in art education began as a parent volunteer in my daughter’s kindergarten class many years ago. The joy I found in teaching kids about ART led me back to school for a teaching credential, which I thought I needed in order to be “ legit”. And while being credentialed did open some doors for me, I’ve learned there are many ways to share your passion for art with kids if you just have enthusiasm, interest, and a desire to learn!
Through the years, I’ve had the privilege of teaching Art from kindergarten through high school in a variety of settings…. public school, private school, charter school, homeschool, summer camps, and most recently, teaching Painting and Ceramics to differently-abled adults at our local community college. This wide range of experiences taught me so much and I’m excited to continue sharing all I’ve learned to help others find their own success teaching Art to kids!
Recently, I decided not to renew my teaching contract. But teaching Art to kids remains my passion, so I’ll keep posting inspiration and ideas on my blog for everyone who loves kids and art, and I’ll be posting projects and activities on my Teachers Pay Teachers store for those who like step-by-step tutorials. You can follow me on TpT (just click on the green star by my store name) so you’ll always know when I post new products! And of course you can find me on Instagram, too.
Although I’ll no longer be in my own classroom, I look forward to helping out my teacher friends in their classrooms. And now I’ve come full circle…. once again teaching Art as a volunteer!