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”...

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 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 5, 2014

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5 Brilliant Responses to the Stateme...

5 Brilliant Responses to the Statement, “My Little Sister Could Do That!”

As art teachers, we are often challenged by our students when they 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 29, 2014

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The Unexpected “Perks” o...

The Unexpected “Perks” of Being an Art Teacher

It’s really easy to focus on the negatives of teaching art. Large class...

Jan 27, 2014

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AOE’s Ian Sands Wrote a Book! ...

AOE’s Ian Sands Wrote a Book! Read All About It!

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is an excerpt from the book...

Jan 21, 2014

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7 Smart Safety Tips for the Pregnant...

7 Smart Safety Tips for the Pregnant Art Teacher

Last week we received a reader-question from an art teacher and newly...

Jan 17, 2014

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Turn Your Sketchbooks into Multipurp...

Turn Your Sketchbooks into Multipurpose Learning Tools

Within my district, the elementary level art students are each provided a...

Jan 16, 2014

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DIY Sketchbooks With Lineco Pad Comp...

DIY Sketchbooks With Lineco Pad Compound

If I am being totally honest, I was pretty underwhelmed when I opened the box...

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 8, 2014

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Do Students Need to Plan?

Do Students Need to Plan?

As a former project manager, I understand fully the importance of the phases...

Jan 3, 2014

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Handheld Pencil Sharpeners: The Comp...

Handheld Pencil Sharpeners: The Complete Guide

We are all very familiar with the troubles that befall handheld plastic...

Dec 30, 2013

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The Great Artists Copy

The Great Artists Copy

I was standing in a small art gallery in New Bern, NC staring at a six foot,...

Dec 24, 2013

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Our Favorite Holiday Art Parodies fo...

Our Favorite Holiday Art Parodies for the Art Room

Around the holidays it can be fun to use Holiday Art Parodies in addition to...

Dec 4, 2013

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The Art Show: Celebrating Process or...

The Art Show: Celebrating Process or Product?

For the artist, making art is a long process that mixes thought, creativity...

Nov 8, 2013

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Four Ways to Steal Like an Art Teach...

Four Ways to Steal Like an Art Teacher

I was talking with two awesome art teachers at the Art Educators of Iowa...

Nov 5, 2013

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The Poster Predicament: Is an Art Ro...

The Poster Predicament: Is an Art Room Icon Becoming Extinct?

As I was sorting through my large art reproduction prints to find a poster for...

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 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 4, 2013

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The Art Teacher’s Mantra

The Art Teacher’s Mantra

If you are like me, there are probably days you wonder “why did I even...

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 4, 2013

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What “Old School” Materi...

What “Old School” Materials Can’t You Live Without?

The school I have taught in for the last six years underwent a total remodel...