Dec 27, 2013

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Free Lesson Plan Download: Abstract ...

Free Lesson Plan Download: Abstract Tech

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

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 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 25, 2013

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5 Meaningful Ways to Teach Gratitude...

5 Meaningful Ways to Teach Gratitude in the Art Room

Move over, hand turkey! The art room can be a place to enjoy and recognize...

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 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 22, 2013

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Make Art History Sticky: Using Hooks...

Make Art History Sticky: Using Hooks to Help Students Learn

A few years ago, I read a book by Chip and Dan Heath titled Made To Stick: Why...

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 15, 2013

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Tips for Creating Glass Mosaics with...

Tips for Creating Glass Mosaics with your Students

I was like a kid in a candy shop when I was able to review some mosaic glass...

Oct 14, 2013

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You Can Use Glass in Your Ceramics K...

You Can Use Glass in Your Ceramics Kiln (Who Knew!)

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a 3 day series on “Glass in...

Sep 25, 2013

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Stay Connected With Your Arts Commun...

Stay Connected With Your Arts Communities!

I recently almost missed an opportunity of a (my) lifetime!  While I follow...

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...

Aug 20, 2013

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The Top 10 Contemporary Artists to T...

The Top 10 Contemporary Artists to Teach Alongside Traditional Artists

As art teachers, many of us appreciate the classical artworks created over the...

Aug 12, 2013

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A Colorful Way to Get to Know Your S...

A Colorful Way to Get to Know Your Students

Editor’s Note: Welcome to AOE’s official Back-to-School Week! Each...

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 16, 2013

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Developing Empathy in the Art Room

Developing Empathy in the Art Room

The 2012-2013 school year was littered with unfortunate events.  Incidents...

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 8, 2013

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A New Twist on Arts Integration

A New Twist on Arts Integration

Collaborating with other teachers and bringing core curriculum into the art...

Jul 2, 2013

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5 Tips for Connecting Classrooms wit...

5 Tips for Connecting Classrooms with a Collaborative Project

Collaborating with another school on an art project can be one of the most...

Jun 27, 2013

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Incorporating Culture into Your Weav...

Incorporating Culture into Your Weaving Projects

Weaving is a great opportunity to talk about many cultures from around...

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 13, 2013

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Tips to Make Writing More Successful...

Tips to Make Writing More Successful in the Art Room

Whether it’s required or just something you want to try, writing can be...

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....