#whatsyourart – Anyone Can Teach a Class

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Some think being an ‘artist’ means you have to paint, draw, or sculpt.

An ‘artist’ is actually anyone who does ordinary things in extraordinary ways.

Art is everywhere around us.

Art is about more than paintings and statues – it’s about creativity, and excellence. It’s about going above and beyond in whatever you’re doing simply because you’re passionate about it, and because anything worth doing is worth doing right!

The world needs more art and artists – not less!

As teachers, it’s our job to help our students find the value of creation, creativity, and passion, in their own lives.

As teachers, It’s our job to help our students discover their own art!

What’s your art?



Does this ring true? How can your help your students discover their unique art?

Join the #whatsyourart movement & help us spread the message:

Use the hashtag #whatsyourart on Twitter and Facebook!

Jessica Balsley

Jessica Balsley is the Founder and President at AOE. She is passionate about helping art teachers enhance their lives and careers through relevant professional development.


  • Julieshields

    Are these posters for sale?

    • https://www.theartofed.com/ Jessica Balsley

      Julie – we really hadn’t thought about selling them. They were intended as a tool to spread the value of art ed and creativity online, but if there’s enough art teachers who want them – we could possibly print a small batch?

  • Christina

    These are amazing words! The teachers at my school are struggling with low morale, and the administration is struggling with how to improve it. As with all things we do, attitude and perspective can be the difference between success and failure. These words may be the spark to encourage the discouraged. Thank you.

    • https://www.theartofed.com/ Jessica Balsley

      Great, Christina! I know this message isn’t just for ‘art teachers’ either. The rest of your staff my enjoy it, feel free to share away!