Jan 2, 2014

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Free Lesson Plan Download: Silly Lin...

Free Lesson Plan Download: Silly Line People

Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line Art Skills:...

Dec 17, 2013

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An Easier Way to Assign New Seats

An Easier Way to Assign New Seats

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just make one set of seating charts and use...

Dec 2, 2013

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Winter Castles: Free Lesson Plan Dow...

Winter Castles: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line Art Skills:...

Nov 18, 2013

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Are “Problem” Students Really a Prob...

Are “Problem” Students Really a Problem?

  As art teachers, we have a unique perspective on student behavior,...

Nov 15, 2013

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5 Smart Ways to Stretch Your Printma...

5 Smart Ways to Stretch Your Printmaking Budget

Printmaking can be intimidating for many reasons, one of which is the...

Nov 7, 2013

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Found Object Sculptures: Free Lesson...

Found Object Sculptures: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Shape and Form Art Skills:...

Sep 24, 2013

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Even More Non-Fiction Resources For ...

Even More Non-Fiction Resources For Your Classroom

Yesterday, we presented the Ultimate Guide to Non-Fiction Book Series for...

Sep 23, 2013

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The Ultimate Guide to Non-Fiction Bo...

The Ultimate Guide to Non-Fiction Book Series for Students

We’ve talked a lot on AOE about great books for your art room. From fun...

Sep 23, 2013

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Great Giveaway: Non-Fiction Resource...

Great Giveaway: Non-Fiction Resources for Your Art Room!

This giveaway is closed for entries. The winner is Clare....

Sep 6, 2013

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Texture Pumpkins: Free Lesson Plan D...

Texture Pumpkins: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Texture Art Skills: Clay...

Aug 14, 2013

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Sick of Teaching the Rules? Make a V...

Sick of Teaching the Rules? Make a Video!

During the first few weeks of school, one of the most important things you...

Aug 6, 2013

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Getting the Art Room You Want With t...

Getting the Art Room You Want With the Budget You Have

Imagine that you get to walk into an empty art room and make it completely...

Jul 29, 2013

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It’s Funny Because It’s True: 2 Vide...

It’s Funny Because It’s True: 2 Videos to Make you Laugh

Oh. My. Goodness. Have you seen Kid Snippets? It’s a relatively new YouTube...

Jul 24, 2013

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Using Natural Materials to Create an...

Using Natural Materials to Create an Elf House

Have you ever stumbled upon a piece of art that just made you smile? It...

Jul 15, 2013

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3 Summer Reads to Enhance Your Pract...

3 Summer Reads to Enhance Your Practice

To me, summer is synonymous with reading. There is nothing I like better than...

Jul 9, 2013

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3 Ways to Inspire Students Over the ...

3 Ways to Inspire Students Over the Summer

It is my hope that when students leave the art room at the end of the year,...

Jul 4, 2013

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Clay Cartouche Lesson Plan Download

Clay Cartouche Lesson Plan Download

Grade Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line, Space,...

Jun 28, 2013

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What is the perfect amount of time f...

What is the perfect amount of time for an art class?

As the school year comes to an end, I always like to think back and reflect on...

Jun 25, 2013

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3 Tips for Weaving with Young Studen...

3 Tips for Weaving with Young Students

I love teaching students to weave, but it has taken me a few years to really...

Jun 12, 2013

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9 Easy Ways to Incorporate Writing i...

9 Easy Ways to Incorporate Writing into the Art Room

This summer, my district is putting on a Curriculum Academy for teachers....

May 23, 2013

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Paste Paper 101

Paste Paper 101

The end of the year is all about using up old supplies. Because of this, paste...

May 13, 2013

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Two New Products To Include in Your ...

Two New Products To Include in Your Order for Next Year

Whenever I sit down to put in my order for the following school year, I feel...

May 8, 2013

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Lock Down Drills and Procedures in t...

Lock Down Drills and Procedures in the Art Room

In light of the events this past school year, many schools are revamping their...

May 6, 2013

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3 Easy-to-Prep Activities for the En...

3 Easy-to-Prep Activities for the End of the Year

We all know to expect the unexpected at the end of the school year. Between...