Jun 30, 2015

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Number Your Sinks for Easy Clean Up

Number Your Sinks for Easy Clean Up

Art teachers everywhere know that clean up can be chaotic in the art room. If...

Jun 22, 2015

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Great Giveaway: Class Set of Measure...

Great Giveaway: Class Set of Measure by Color Rulers

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Sofia who mentioned Piet...

Jun 19, 2015

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5 Ways to Help Your Students Take Mo...

5 Ways to Help Your Students Take More Risks in the Art Room

I recently spoke with author and co-founder of Access Art Paula Briggs about...

Jun 18, 2015

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3 Things You May Not Know About Your...

3 Things You May Not Know About Your Youngest Students

Many of us are certified to teach preschool students through high school...

Jun 1, 2015

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5 Simple Strategies to Keep Sharing ...

5 Simple Strategies to Keep Sharing Time Under Control

    Picture this: You have 45 minutes to get through a first-grade...

May 28, 2015

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2 Essential Kiln Checklists to Keep ...

2 Essential Kiln Checklists to Keep Your Art Room Safe

    Have you ever had a kiln catastrophe? During my first year of...

May 28, 2015

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Clay Self-Portraits: Free Lesson Pla...

Clay Self-Portraits: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Form Art...

May 27, 2015

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10 Ways to Get Summer Break Started ...

10 Ways to Get Summer Break Started Off on the Right Foot

Summer is almost upon us! Although it’s tough to stay motivated if you start...

May 19, 2015

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A Sneak Peek Inside AOE Classes: An ...

A Sneak Peek Inside AOE Classes: An Interview with AOE’s Educational Director

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with AOE’s Educational...

May 14, 2015

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70 Children’s Books About Famo...

70 Children’s Books About Famous Artists

It’s no secret that here at AOE, we’re big proponents of bringing...

Apr 30, 2015

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A Winning Answer to a Common Intervi...

A Winning Answer to a Common Interview Question

You know they’re going to ask it, yet it’s such a loaded question,...

Apr 10, 2015

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The Ultimate Guide to Acing the Prax...

The Ultimate Guide to Acing the Praxis II Art Test

Art teachers and test taking go together like oil and water. However,...

Mar 20, 2015

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24 Movies to Show in Your High Schoo...

24 Movies to Show in Your High School Art Room

Although movies are sometimes cast in a bad light by administrators and...

Mar 6, 2015

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Color Wheel Creatures: Free Lesson P...

Color Wheel Creatures: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Color Art Skills: Color...

Mar 2, 2015

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Slow Looking and 5 Other Simple Acti...

Slow Looking and 5 Other Simple Activities to Enhance Your Students’ Ability to Analyze Art

With everything you have to fit into your curriculum, do you ever feel like...

Feb 17, 2015

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Great Giveaway: Kolormondo Color Glo...

Great Giveaway: Kolormondo Color Globe

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Elaine, who takes away the...

Feb 6, 2015

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33 Fiber Art Ideas For Your Classroo...

33 Fiber Art Ideas For Your Classroom

    We often ask questions on our Facebook page that generate...

Feb 5, 2015

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Chinese Dragons: Free Lesson Plan Do...

Chinese Dragons: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Shape, Color Art Skills:...

Jan 25, 2015

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2014 Art Ed Blog of the Year – Resul...

2014 Art Ed Blog of the Year – Results Announced!

Two weeks ago we announced the 4th Annual Art Ed Blog of the Year Contest. We...

Jan 18, 2015

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Finalists Announced and Voting Open!...

Finalists Announced and Voting Open! 2014 Art Ed Blog of the Year

After pouring through an unprecedented number of outstanding nominations for...

Jan 13, 2015

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How a Single Sheet of Paper Can Impa...

How a Single Sheet of Paper Can Impact Your Art Program

We’re in that weird time of year where some folks (hi Elementary!) keep...

Jan 11, 2015

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Nominations Now Open – 2014 Art Ed B...

Nominations Now Open – 2014 Art Ed Blog of the Year

  Nominations for Blog of the Year 2014 are now closed. Best of luck to...

Jan 2, 2015

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Teach Your Students Chinese Calligra...

Teach Your Students Chinese Calligraphy

The winter months are a great time to try out some Chinese calligraphy in your...

Dec 4, 2014

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Winter Birch Trees: Free Lesson Plan...

Winter Birch Trees: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Shape and Color Art...