Apr 9, 2014

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Conquer Batik with this Handy Resour...

Conquer Batik with this Handy Resource Guide 

Batik is the art of using wax resist and dye to decorate fabric. The art of...

Mar 21, 2014

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What it Really Takes to Become a Nat...

What it Really Takes to Become a National Board Certified Art Teacher

When I started my journey towards national board certification in the fall of...

Feb 27, 2014

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How To Use Brain Breaks to Increase ...

How To Use Brain Breaks to Increase Student Productivity

Do you ever get so involved in an activity that you forget to take a break? I...

Feb 18, 2014

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7 Successful Strategies for Managing...

7 Successful Strategies for Managing Middle Schoolers

When people learn I teach middle school art, the response I frequently hear...

Feb 11, 2014

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Personalized Plaster Masks: Free Les...

Personalized Plaster Masks: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: Middle School Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Form, Color,...

Feb 10, 2014

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Do You Dare? Plastering StudentsR...

Do You Dare? Plastering Students’ Faces For Amazing Mask Results

Editor’s Note: This week on AOE we’re going to be focusing on...

Feb 10, 2014

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9 Essential Tips For A Successful Pl...

9 Essential Tips For A Successful Plaster Mask Lesson

Previously, I talked about the nitty gritty details of setting up and...

Feb 4, 2014

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Check Out Wiggio for All Your PLC Ne...

Check Out Wiggio for All Your PLC Needs!

As you probably know, Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) are...

Jan 30, 2014

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A Fun New Way to Teach Art History!

A Fun New Way to Teach Art History!

Trying to sneak vegetables into my son’s diet is like trying to sneak...

Jan 23, 2014

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Grant Wood Ceramic Landscapes: Free ...

Grant Wood Ceramic Landscapes: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: Middle School Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Form Art...

Dec 19, 2013

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A Visual to Help Students from Wande...

A Visual to Help Students from Wandering in the Art Studio

It never fails. There is always one student in each of my classes who seems to...

Dec 6, 2013

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How Art Teachers Make Time to Create...

How Art Teachers Make Time to Create Art

It can be very difficult for art teachers to find time to create personal...

Dec 3, 2013

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10 Tips For a Successful Peer Observ...

10 Tips For a Successful Peer Observation

Peer observations can be one of the most beneficial professional development...

Nov 28, 2013

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Candy Triptych Drawing: Free Lesson ...

Candy Triptych Drawing: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: Middle School Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line, Shape,...

Nov 21, 2013

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10 Tips to Help You be a Successful ...

10 Tips to Help You be a Successful National Board Candidate

My journey as a candidate for National Board Certification for teaching...

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 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 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 16, 2013

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Creative Ways to Fund Glass Projects...

Creative Ways to Fund Glass Projects in your Art Room

It’s no surprise the cost of art supplies can cause road blocks in...

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 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 13, 2013

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Organizing Your Artsonia Processes: ...

Organizing Your Artsonia Processes: 10 Tricks from the Experts

The process of creating and maintaining an Artsonia account can be...

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,...