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 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 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 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 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...

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 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 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 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...

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 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 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 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...

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 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...

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,...

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. ...

Feb 8, 2013

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Chuck Close Portrait Drawing: Free L...

Chuck Close Portrait Drawing: Free Lesson Plan Download

Grade Level: 6-8 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Color, Value, Line,...