Dec 19, 2014

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Make Your Stagnant Still Lifes Come ...

Make Your Stagnant Still Lifes Come Alive!

One of the best things about teaching middle school students is the fact that...

Dec 15, 2014

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10 Simple Ways to Spice Up and Strea...

10 Simple Ways to Spice Up and Streamline Your Art Curriculum

Writing curriculum can be a daunting and boring process, but it doesn’t...

Oct 29, 2014

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How to Organize Your Curriculum Docu...

How to Organize Your Curriculum Documents in One Place

Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of paper you have to keep track of?...

Oct 22, 2014

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The 3 Art Classes Every High School ...

The 3 Art Classes Every High School Should Offer

Everyone wants to have a strong, successful art program, and it’s worth...

Oct 21, 2014

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What is the Purpose of Art One?

What is the Purpose of Art One?

Art teachers would like to think that all students that register for their...

Oct 20, 2014

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What High School Teachers Need to Kn...

What High School Teachers Need to Know About Curriculum

  High school arts curricula run from the very structured to the,...

Oct 7, 2014

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5 Fantastic Lessons that Work On or ...

5 Fantastic Lessons that Work On or Off a Cart

    Sometimes the ideas we post on AOE very clearly will work best...

Sep 18, 2014

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“Mouse Paint” Color Whee...

“Mouse Paint” Color Wheel: Free Lesson Plan Download

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

Sep 3, 2014

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How to Build a Successful K-5 Weavin...

How to Build a Successful K-5 Weaving Curriculum

Do you ever skip over an entire media group in your curriculum, simply because...

Aug 28, 2014

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How to Write a Great Essential Quest...

How to Write a Great Essential Question

  It’s time for a Pop quiz!   Which of these is an essential...

Aug 26, 2014

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How to Develop a Unit Using the New ...

How to Develop a Unit Using the New Visual Arts Standards

If you are like most art teachers, your curriculum is driven by the word...

Aug 25, 2014

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10 Things You Should Know About the ...

10 Things You Should Know About the New Visual Art Standards

With the release of the New Visual Art Standards this summer, art teachers all...

Aug 14, 2014

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Is Teaching AP Studio Art Really Wor...

Is Teaching AP Studio Art Really Worth It?

As I sit here looking at my students’ scores on their AP Portfolios, I...

Aug 5, 2014

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Use Learning Targets to Keep Your Te...

Use Learning Targets to Keep Your Teaching On Track

In the video below you’ll hear about my learning targets board.  It is an...

Jul 16, 2014

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Yes, You Can Write a TAB Lesson Plan

Yes, You Can Write a TAB Lesson Plan

There are many teachers hoping to try out a TAB model in their classrooms that...

Jul 4, 2014

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An Insider Pass to Some Amazing Patr...

An Insider Pass to Some Amazing Patriotic Portraits

Recently, we featured the outstanding resource Google Cultural Institute,...

Jul 3, 2014

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Video: My Favorite Simple Visuals fo...

Video: My Favorite Simple Visuals for the Art Room

If you have limited wall space in your art room,  you must be selective with...

Jun 12, 2014

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9 Steps to Efficiently Rewrite Your ...

9 Steps to Efficiently Rewrite Your Student Learning Expectations

Student Learning Expectations (SLE’s) also known as Student Learning...

Jun 12, 2014

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Easily Organize Your Standards with ...

Easily Organize Your Standards with a Planning Matrix

The process of rewriting my district’s middle school visual arts...

Jun 4, 2014

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The Only Online Clay Resource You...

The Only Online Clay Resource You’ll Ever Need!

One of my very favorite clay resource websites is run by art educator, John...

May 9, 2014

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New Ideas in Art: Destruction

New Ideas in Art: Destruction

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the final installment of our series, New Ideas...

May 2, 2014

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New Ideas in Art: Text as an Element

New Ideas in Art: Text as an Element

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the third installment of our series New Ideas in...

Apr 25, 2014

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New Ideas in Art: Perspective

New Ideas in Art: Perspective

Editor’s Note: Last week, we brought you the first article in a series...

Apr 24, 2014

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Can You Really Do TAB With High Scho...

Can You Really Do TAB With High School Students?

At the NAEA Conference this year, there were a fair amount of sessions on...