Jan 9, 2014

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Using Limitations to Spark Creativit...

Using Limitations to Spark Creativity

Our ability to create is the most powerful tool we have… Limitations may...

Dec 5, 2013

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Video: The Coolest Personality Inven...

Video: The Coolest Personality Inventory Ever – The Essential Enneagram

Personality typologies are pretty fun. I always enjoy a chance to fill one out...

Nov 1, 2013

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Reward Students For Their Hard Work:...

Reward Students For Their Hard Work: Have A Fun Friday!

Have you ever had a student complain about an art project? “This is hard,”...

Oct 29, 2013

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What Makes Great Art, Great?

What Makes Great Art, Great?

High school students are capable of producing some amazing artwork. Every art...

Oct 11, 2013

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Whatchamadrawit: A Creative Drawing ...

Whatchamadrawit: A Creative Drawing Game for the Classroom

Are you looking for a versatile teaching tool that is fun, imaginative, and...

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 26, 2013

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Develop Theme-Based Lessons for a Mo...

Develop Theme-Based Lessons for a More Authentic Experience

When writing lesson plans, most teachers start with the objective: What will...

Aug 29, 2013

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10 Books Every Art Teacher Needs

10 Books Every Art Teacher Needs

In today’s schools, there’s always a push for literacy...

Aug 9, 2013

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Out of Ice Breakers? Try a TASK Part...

Out of Ice Breakers? Try a TASK Party!

Editor’s Note: Today writer Sarah shares a fun ice breaker that can be done...

Aug 2, 2013

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Video: Off the Wall Art Supplies Wor...

Video: Off the Wall Art Supplies Worth Having Around

You may browse through art catalogs when placing your order and feel...

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 22, 2013

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Letting Students Choose Materials: D...

Letting Students Choose Materials: Do You Dare?

I saw a tweet that read, “The job of the artist is to have an idea and find...

Jul 19, 2013

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From Rigor to Vigor! Changing the Wa...

From Rigor to Vigor! Changing the Way We Talk About the Arts

After some in-depth study of arts leadership at the Turnaround Arts Leadership...

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,...

Jun 24, 2013

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The Friendly Loom: A Chance for Coll...

The Friendly Loom: A Chance for Collaborative Art

Editor’s Note: Let’s talk about weaving! Look for articles and...

Jun 11, 2013

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Is Outlining in Sharpie Overdone?

Is Outlining in Sharpie Overdone?

Outlining in Sharpie to define shapes before adding color has become a...

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...

Apr 16, 2013

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Slang in the Art Studio

Slang in the Art Studio

The other day three students arrived to class a couple minutes early. ...

Mar 13, 2013

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So, What’s Up with Zentangle, ...

So, What’s Up with Zentangle, Anyway?

Are you a Zentangle master or does the thought of getting all ‘Tangled...

Mar 4, 2013

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Keep the Cookie Cutters in the Kitch...

Keep the Cookie Cutters in the Kitchen!

I recently had an “adult art experience.”  A girlfriend and I...

Feb 26, 2013

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TED talk: For Those in Need of a Mid...

TED talk: For Those in Need of a Mid-Winter Inspiration

As with any profession, every now and then we need a good shot of motivation...

Feb 6, 2013

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The Benefits of Using Guided Drawing

The Benefits of Using Guided Drawing

When I first started teaching, I never thought I would be the kind of teacher...

Feb 4, 2013

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3 Easy Right Brain Drawing Strategie...

3 Easy Right Brain Drawing Strategies

Editor’s  Note: Welcome to “Drawing Week” on AOE.  Come...

Jan 4, 2013

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Do You Use Teacher Samples?

Do You Use Teacher Samples?

Today I’d love to chat about perhaps one of the most controversial topics in...