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 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 26, 2013

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Use art2day for your Contemporary Ar...

Use art2day for your Contemporary Art Needs!

Showing examples of artists’ work is a great way to get the creative...

Dec 16, 2013

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12 Days of Photoshop: Free Lesson Pl...

12 Days of Photoshop: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: High School Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Shape, Color,...

Dec 11, 2013

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The Hardest Student I Never Taught: ...

The Hardest Student I Never Taught: Have A Day

Before receiving my certification in visual arts, I worked for several years...

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 26, 2013

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No Photoshop? No Problem!

No Photoshop? No Problem!

Anyone who knows anything about digital art knows Photoshop. Photoshop has...

Nov 6, 2013

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Promote Your Class With Video

Promote Your Class With Video

Videos are a great way to advocate for your class. Whether it is a highlight...

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 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 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...

Oct 4, 2013

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Interactive Self Portrait with a Car...

Interactive Self Portrait with a Cartoon: Free Lesson Plan Download

Grade Level: MS/HS Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Shape, Color,...

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...

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 16, 2013

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Motivate Students With The Great Ame...

Motivate Students With The Great American Sketchbook Game

It would seem art teachers tend to understand the value of the sketchbook...

Sep 11, 2013

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Using Artsonia Artist Statements to ...

Using Artsonia Artist Statements to Promote Literacy in the Art Room

Are you looking for a new way to assess students in the art room, implement...

Aug 30, 2013

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Art Prerequisites? Who Needs ‘...

Art Prerequisites? Who Needs ‘Em!

Traditionally, the schedules of high school art classes have been linear. Art...

May 9, 2013

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Creating Tape Murals: Free Lesson Pl...

Creating Tape Murals: Free Lesson Plan Download

Grade Level: HS Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line Art Skills: Line...

Apr 23, 2013

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Creating Shadow Art: Free Lesson Pla...

Creating Shadow Art: Free Lesson Plan Download

Grade Level: HS Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Positive/Negative...

Apr 15, 2013

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5 (Almost Legal) Street Art Projects...

5 (Almost Legal) Street Art Projects!

Editor’s Note: Today we welcome the newest member of the AOE Team, Ian...

Feb 5, 2013

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Drawing the Line: Free HS Lesson Pla...

Drawing the Line: Free HS Lesson Plan Download

Editor’s Note: Today we welcome Jackie, the newest member of the AOE team....

Jan 3, 2013

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Project Based Learning to the Extrem...

Project Based Learning to the Extreme: Part 2

In Project Based Learning Part 1, I talked about how our school structure and...

Dec 18, 2012

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HS Art Students Animate Elementary D...

HS Art Students Animate Elementary Drawings

I received an email from Renee from My Adventures in Positive Space telling me...