Jan 8, 2014

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Do Students Need to Plan?

Do Students Need to Plan?

As a former project manager, I understand fully the importance of the phases...

Jan 3, 2014

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Handheld Pencil Sharpeners: The Comp...

Handheld Pencil Sharpeners: The Complete Guide

We are all very familiar with the troubles that befall handheld plastic...

Dec 30, 2013

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The Great Artists Copy

The Great Artists Copy

I was standing in a small art gallery in New Bern, NC staring at a six foot,...

Dec 24, 2013

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Our Favorite Holiday Art Parodies fo...

Our Favorite Holiday Art Parodies for the Art Room

Around the holidays it can be fun to use Holiday Art Parodies in addition to...

Dec 4, 2013

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The Art Show: Celebrating Process or...

The Art Show: Celebrating Process or Product?

For the artist, making art is a long process that mixes thought, creativity...

Nov 8, 2013

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Four Ways to Steal Like an Art Teach...

Four Ways to Steal Like an Art Teacher

I was talking with two awesome art teachers at the Art Educators of Iowa...

Nov 5, 2013

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The Poster Predicament: Is an Art Ro...

The Poster Predicament: Is an Art Room Icon Becoming Extinct?

As I was sorting through my large art reproduction prints to find a poster for...

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 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 4, 2013

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The Art Teacher’s Mantra

The Art Teacher’s Mantra

If you are like me, there are probably days you wonder “why did I even...

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 4, 2013

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What “Old School” Materi...

What “Old School” Materials Can’t You Live Without?

The school I have taught in for the last six years underwent a total remodel...

Aug 23, 2013

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20 Tips For Your 1st (or 10th!) Scho...

20 Tips For Your 1st (or 10th!) School Year

Editor’s Note: Today we welcome an exciting new addition to our writing...

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 13, 2013

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Create Art on Day One With This Fool...

Create Art on Day One With This Fool-Proof Lesson

I used to agonize over the first day of school: Who wants to hear a thousand...

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 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...

Aug 5, 2013

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Why did You Become an Art Teacher?

Why did You Become an Art Teacher?

There are a ton of reasons teaching art is ‘the best profession on...

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 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 12, 2012

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How to Start Your Day off on the Wro...

How to Start Your Day off on the Wrong Foot

The alarm rings. (or baby cries)   You are awake. What is the first thing you...

Apr 13, 2012

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The Beauty Around You

The Beauty Around You

As Art Teachers, we lead hectic lives. Between memorizing hundreds of...