Dec 19, 2013

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A Visual to Help Students from Wande...

A Visual to Help Students from Wandering in the Art Studio

It never fails. There is always one student in each of my classes who seems to...

Dec 6, 2013

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How Art Teachers Make Time to Create...

How Art Teachers Make Time to Create Art

It can be very difficult for art teachers to find time to create personal...

Dec 3, 2013

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10 Tips For a Successful Peer Observ...

10 Tips For a Successful Peer Observation

Peer observations can be one of the most beneficial professional development...

Nov 28, 2013

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Candy Triptych Drawing: Free Lesson ...

Candy Triptych Drawing: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: Middle School Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line, Shape,...

Nov 21, 2013

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10 Tips to Help You be a Successful ...

10 Tips to Help You be a Successful National Board Candidate

My journey as a candidate for National Board Certification for teaching...

Nov 12, 2013

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The Basics of the Reduction Printmak...

The Basics of the Reduction Printmaking Process

Are you excited to try printmaking with your students but aren’t quite sure...

Nov 12, 2013

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Quilt Prints: Free Lesson Plan Downl...

Quilt Prints: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: Middle School Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line, Shape, Color, Pattern,...

Nov 4, 2013

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Using Humor to Bounce Back From a Mi...

Using Humor to Bounce Back From a Mistake

As art teachers, we spend countless hours creating, posting, repeating, and...

Oct 30, 2013

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Clay Mug: Free Lesson Plan Download

Clay Mug: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: Middle School Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Form, Texture,...

Oct 16, 2013

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Creative Ways to Fund Glass Projects...

Creative Ways to Fund Glass Projects in your Art Room

It’s no surprise the cost of art supplies can cause road blocks in...

Oct 9, 2013

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A Must See Video: Project-Based Lear...

A Must See Video: Project-Based Learning at High Tech High

During a recent meeting, my principal spoke on the topic of innovation. She...

Sep 17, 2013

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A Colorful and Delicious Icebreaker ...

A Colorful and Delicious Icebreaker Activity

When I say the word “candy” my students’ ears immediately perk up....

Sep 13, 2013

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Organizing Your Artsonia Processes: ...

Organizing Your Artsonia Processes: 10 Tricks from the Experts

The process of creating and maintaining an Artsonia account can be...

Aug 27, 2013

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Found Object Sculptures: Free Lesson...

Found Object Sculptures: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: Middle School Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Form, Texture,...

Aug 19, 2013

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When should art teachers go back to ...

When should art teachers go back to school?

With summer vacation dwindling away (or gone for some of you) a visit to your...

Aug 15, 2013

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Survey Says…Student Inventorie...

Survey Says…Student Inventories Are a Hit!

Does getting to know your students at the beginning of the year feel...

Aug 7, 2013

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Kiss Clothing Stains Goodbye with Ki...

Kiss Clothing Stains Goodbye with KiSS-OFF

Let’s face it, teaching art is a messy job. Some days are messier than...

Jul 18, 2013

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Would you Bribe Your Students for th...

Would you Bribe Your Students for the Sake of a Sub?

Recently, I was lucky enough to travel with my husband on a business trip....

Jul 12, 2013

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How do you Handle Electronic Devices...

How do you Handle Electronic Devices in the Art Room?

The middle school I teach at has a no cell phones policy. Although I can see...

Jul 12, 2013

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Fantasy Creature Prints

Fantasy Creature Prints

Level: MS Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Pattern and Color Art...

Jul 5, 2013

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Exploding Clay

Exploding Clay

My kiln is in the back of my classroom. Due to the smell from firing, I never...

Jun 21, 2013

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Ceramic Slab Box: Free Lesson Plan D...

Ceramic Slab Box: Free Lesson Plan Download

Grade Level: 6-8 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Form, Texture,...

Jun 18, 2013

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“He Ruined my Artwork!” ...

“He Ruined my Artwork!” Dealing with Art Room Vandalism

Let’s face it. We never want to witness or hear about a student vandalizing...

Jun 6, 2013

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The Art Studio vs.The Art Room

The Art Studio vs.The Art Room

Pssstt! Sarah is going to be Skyping with Chuck Close today at 1:00 PM Central...