Mar 27, 2014

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LIVE from NAEA – 2014

LIVE from NAEA – 2014

  Since most of you can’t attend the 2014 NAEA Convention in San...

Mar 7, 2014

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Video: Plan Ahead to Ensure the Hall...

Video: Plan Ahead to Ensure the Hallways Shine this Fall

Do you feel embarrassed by the poor, bare walls in your school during the...

Mar 6, 2014

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Why Fiber Arts Make a Fantastic Art ...

Why Fiber Arts Make a Fantastic Art Club Alternative

Last year I talked about my experimental Saturday morning art club. I...

Mar 5, 2014

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Are You An Art Supply Snob?

Are You An Art Supply Snob?

The first time I heard about Crayola’s “Color Wonder”...

Mar 4, 2014

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A Playful Portrait Pairing: Free Les...

A Playful Portrait Pairing: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Shape and Form Art Skills:...

Feb 28, 2014

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Fingerprint Portraits: Free Lesson P...

Fingerprint Portraits: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: High School Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line, Color Art...

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 26, 2014

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Make Talking With Parents A Breeze W...

Make Talking With Parents A Breeze With Table Displays

Does this ever happen to you? You’re sitting at parent teacher conferences....

Feb 25, 2014

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5 Innovative Methods for Maximum Mot...

5 Innovative Methods for Maximum Motivation

A die hard artist can find inspiration in the smallest things. Perhaps you are...

Feb 24, 2014

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7 Surefire Ways to Send Home Artwork...

7 Surefire Ways to Send Home Artwork Safely

Your students make amazing pieces of art. The artwork is displayed beautifully...

Feb 21, 2014

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A Wonderful Way to Engage Students A...

A Wonderful Way to Engage Students At Home

Before winter break, our principal reminded us that breaks can be an uneasy...

Feb 20, 2014

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Video: Simple and Beautiful Altered ...

Video: Simple and Beautiful Altered Book Techniques for the Classroom

I LOVE altered books! This is a great project because it allows students to...

Feb 19, 2014

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Mini Monumental Sculptures: Free Les...

Mini Monumental Sculptures: Free Lesson Plan Download

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

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 17, 2014

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Can You Disagree With Other Art Educ...

Can You Disagree With Other Art Educators And Still Be Right?

Take a look at this student’s art work. Can you read what it...

Feb 14, 2014

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Easily Create Common Core Connection...

Easily Create Common Core Connections with the Ultimate Tunnel Book Resource Guide

Sculpture projects don’t have to involve expensive or hard to find...

Feb 13, 2014

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Easy Tips For Creating A Legacy Inst...

Easy Tips For Creating A Legacy Installation: The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

One of my favorite ideas for creating collaborative, meaningful, 3D work is...

Feb 12, 2014

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Hitchhikers: A 3D Project That Could...

Hitchhikers: A 3D Project That Could Get Your Students Arrested

As art teachers, the first thing we need to realize about Street Art is that...

Feb 11, 2014

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Great Giveaway: Who Wants Free Sculp...

Great Giveaway: Who Wants Free Sculpture Materials!?

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner KeelinM who gave a...

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 9, 2014

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2013 Art Ed Blog of the Year –...

2013 Art Ed Blog of the Year – Results Announced!

Two weeks ago we announced the 3rd Annual Art Ed Blog of the Year Contest!...

Feb 7, 2014

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Video: Is Your Paper Cutter A Huge S...

Video: Is Your Paper Cutter A Huge Safety Hazard?

Hazards in the art room exist. From smelly paints to sharp objects, safety...