Feb 8, 2016

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The Art Room: A Beautiful Mess

The Art Room: A Beautiful Mess

    Being an art teacher is tough. There are unpredictable...

Jan 22, 2016

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The Most Fun Way to Brush Up on Cera...

The Most Fun Way to Brush Up on Ceramics

Ceramics is not an easy medium to teach. It can be expensive and time...

Jan 18, 2016

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An Introduction to Coding in the Art...

An Introduction to Coding in the Art Room

Education trends come and go at a rapid pace. Whenever something new comes...

Dec 17, 2015

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The Author and Illustrator Who Celeb...

The Author and Illustrator Who Celebrates His Mistakes

    As art teachers, we know it’s OK for students to make...

Dec 17, 2015

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The Truth About Paint and Sip Partie...

The Truth About Paint and Sip Parties

Paint and Sip parties have never been more popular. It seems like every time...

Dec 14, 2015

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Forget Glazing! 15 Other Innovative ...

Forget Glazing! 15 Other Innovative Ways to Add Color to Clay

    A few weeks ago, I was desperately looking for solutions to get...

Dec 10, 2015

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How to Conduct an Exhilarating Under...

How to Conduct an Exhilarating Underwater Photo Shoot

    I’m always looking for new ways to engage my students. I...

Dec 3, 2015

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Explore Art Making Through Centers: ...

Explore Art Making Through Centers: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Various Art Skills:...

Nov 30, 2015

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Engage Your Students with Sensory Ex...

Engage Your Students with Sensory Exploration Stations

    It is often said that students–especially our...

Nov 23, 2015

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Why Isn’t Art an Easy A?

Why Isn’t Art an Easy A?

I once had an art teacher who gave out very few A’s. Only the students with...

Nov 19, 2015

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Why You Need To Post Consequences in...

Why You Need To Post Consequences in Your Art Room

One of the first things that I was asked to do when I became an art teacher...

Nov 18, 2015

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Now You Can Easily Assess Your Stude...

Now You Can Easily Assess Your Students’ Process

Last month I wrote an article that asked if we should stop assessing artwork....

Nov 17, 2015

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5 Simple Sub Plans to Make Your Life...

5 Simple Sub Plans to Make Your Life Easier

I love my job and I love my students, so I try to avoid being gone as much as...

Nov 10, 2015

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100 Sketchbook Prompts Your Students...

100 Sketchbook Prompts Your Students Will Love

If you’re anything like me, you can never get enough good sketchbook...

Nov 6, 2015

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21 Surprising Supplies You Didn̵...

21 Surprising Supplies You Didn’t Know You Needed

When it comes to ordering supplies, most of us pull out our trusty art ed...

Nov 3, 2015

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The Difference Between TAB and Choic...

The Difference Between TAB and Choice and Why It Matters

TAB and choice are the same thing, right? Not exactly. While many educators...

Oct 29, 2015

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The Great Art Show Debate

The Great Art Show Debate

    I was photographing my students’ maze drawings when,...

Oct 27, 2015

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The Top 10 Graphic Novels to Use in ...

The Top 10 Graphic Novels to Use in Your Secondary Art Room

    I love using and teaching with graphic novels. Of course,...

Oct 21, 2015

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The Perfect Resource to Help Your St...

The Perfect Resource to Help Your Students Dive Deeper

Editor’s Note: Today Tim brings us an amazing resource for the...

Oct 13, 2015

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A Surefire Way to Kill Creativity in...

A Surefire Way to Kill Creativity in the Classroom

    The word “no” sets boundaries. Often boundaries are...

Oct 12, 2015

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3 Ways to Teach for Creativity in th...

3 Ways to Teach for Creativity in the Art Room

Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks, we’re going to devote some...

Oct 8, 2015

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3 Ways to Help Staff and Students Se...

3 Ways to Help Staff and Students See The Value of The Artistic Process

The release of the AOE Studio Classes and their focus on hands-on learning...

Sep 24, 2015

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4 Ways to Re-Spark Your Creativity

4 Ways to Re-Spark Your Creativity

    I love my job. I love the creativity of my students and...

Sep 23, 2015

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How to Make Art No Matter How Busy Y...

How to Make Art No Matter How Busy You Are

As art teachers, we extoll the virtues of making art to anyone that will...