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 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...

Jan 15, 2014

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Using Sketchbooks to Doodle During C...

Using Sketchbooks to Doodle During Class

Art Teachers don’t mind when their students draw in class. Unless, of...

Jan 13, 2014

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4 Amazing Sketchbook Resources For Y...

4 Amazing Sketchbook Resources For You and Your Classroom

Editor’s Note: This week, we will be exploring the theme of sketchbooks....

Jan 9, 2014

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Using Limitations to Spark Creativit...

Using Limitations to Spark Creativity

Our ability to create is the most powerful tool we have… Limitations may...

Dec 5, 2013

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Video: The Coolest Personality Inven...

Video: The Coolest Personality Inventory Ever – The Essential Enneagram

Personality typologies are pretty fun. I always enjoy a chance to fill one out...

Nov 1, 2013

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Reward Students For Their Hard Work:...

Reward Students For Their Hard Work: Have A Fun Friday!

Have you ever had a student complain about an art project? “This is hard,”...

Oct 29, 2013

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What Makes Great Art, Great?

What Makes Great Art, Great?

High school students are capable of producing some amazing artwork. Every art...

Oct 11, 2013

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Whatchamadrawit: A Creative Drawing ...

Whatchamadrawit: A Creative Drawing Game for the Classroom

Are you looking for a versatile teaching tool that is fun, imaginative, and...

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 26, 2013

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Develop Theme-Based Lessons for a Mo...

Develop Theme-Based Lessons for a More Authentic Experience

When writing lesson plans, most teachers start with the objective: What will...

Aug 29, 2013

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10 Books Every Art Teacher Needs

10 Books Every Art Teacher Needs

In today’s schools, there’s always a push for literacy...

Aug 9, 2013

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Out of Ice Breakers? Try a TASK Part...

Out of Ice Breakers? Try a TASK Party!

Editor’s Note: Today writer Sarah shares a fun ice breaker that can be done...

Aug 2, 2013

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Video: Off the Wall Art Supplies Wor...

Video: Off the Wall Art Supplies Worth Having Around

You may browse through art catalogs when placing your order and feel...

Jul 24, 2013

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Using Natural Materials to Create an...

Using Natural Materials to Create an Elf House

Have you ever stumbled upon a piece of art that just made you smile? It...

Jul 22, 2013

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Letting Students Choose Materials: D...

Letting Students Choose Materials: Do You Dare?

I saw a tweet that read, “The job of the artist is to have an idea and find...

Jul 19, 2013

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From Rigor to Vigor! Changing the Wa...

From Rigor to Vigor! Changing the Way We Talk About the Arts

After some in-depth study of arts leadership at the Turnaround Arts Leadership...

Jul 9, 2013

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3 Ways to Inspire Students Over the ...

3 Ways to Inspire Students Over the Summer

It is my hope that when students leave the art room at the end of the year,...

Jun 24, 2013

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The Friendly Loom: A Chance for Coll...

The Friendly Loom: A Chance for Collaborative Art

Editor’s Note: Let’s talk about weaving! Look for articles and...

Jun 11, 2013

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Is Outlining in Sharpie Overdone?

Is Outlining in Sharpie Overdone?

Outlining in Sharpie to define shapes before adding color has become a...

May 23, 2013

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Paste Paper 101

Paste Paper 101

The end of the year is all about using up old supplies. Because of this, paste...

Apr 16, 2013

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Slang in the Art Studio

Slang in the Art Studio

The other day three students arrived to class a couple minutes early. ...

Mar 13, 2013

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So, What’s Up with Zentangle, ...

So, What’s Up with Zentangle, Anyway?

Are you a Zentangle master or does the thought of getting all ‘Tangled...

Mar 4, 2013

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Keep the Cookie Cutters in the Kitch...

Keep the Cookie Cutters in the Kitchen!

I recently had an “adult art experience.”  A girlfriend and I...