Mar 14, 2014

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LEGOs in the Art Room? Absolutely!

LEGOs in the Art Room? Absolutely!

Nathan Sawaya is not new news, in fact he’s been creating his art since he...

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...

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 23, 2014

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Grant Wood Ceramic Landscapes: Free ...

Grant Wood Ceramic Landscapes: Free Lesson Plan Download

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

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...

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 27, 2013

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Free Lesson Plan Download: Abstract ...

Free Lesson Plan Download: Abstract Tech

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

Nov 28, 2013

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Candy Triptych Drawing: Free Lesson ...

Candy Triptych Drawing: Free Lesson Plan Download

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

Nov 12, 2013

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Quilt Prints: Free Lesson Plan Downl...

Quilt Prints: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: Middle School Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line, Shape, Color, Pattern,...

Nov 7, 2013

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Found Object Sculptures: Free Lesson...

Found Object Sculptures: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Shape and Form Art Skills:...

Oct 30, 2013

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Clay Mug: Free Lesson Plan Download

Clay Mug: Free Lesson Plan Download

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

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 22, 2013

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Make Art History Sticky: Using Hooks...

Make Art History Sticky: Using Hooks to Help Students Learn

A few years ago, I read a book by Chip and Dan Heath titled Made To Stick: Why...

Sep 25, 2013

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Stay Connected With Your Arts Commun...

Stay Connected With Your Arts Communities!

I recently almost missed an opportunity of a (my) lifetime!  While I follow...

Sep 24, 2013

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Even More Non-Fiction Resources For ...

Even More Non-Fiction Resources For Your Classroom

Yesterday, we presented the Ultimate Guide to Non-Fiction Book Series for...

Sep 23, 2013

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The Ultimate Guide to Non-Fiction Bo...

The Ultimate Guide to Non-Fiction Book Series for Students

We’ve talked a lot on AOE about great books for your art room. From fun...

Sep 20, 2013

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To Censor or Not To Censor…

To Censor or Not To Censor…

Last year, I had the amazing opportunity to order books and videos for my...

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 20, 2013

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The Top 10 Contemporary Artists to T...

The Top 10 Contemporary Artists to Teach Alongside Traditional Artists

As art teachers, many of us appreciate the classical artworks created over the...

Jul 17, 2013

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Art History Kites: Free Lesson Plan ...

Art History Kites: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: MS/HS Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Form, Line Art Skills:...

Jul 4, 2013

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Clay Cartouche Lesson Plan Download

Clay Cartouche Lesson Plan Download

Grade Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line, Space,...

Jun 10, 2013

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Insider Secrets into Chuck CloseR...

Insider Secrets into Chuck Close’s Artistic Processes

It is always fascinating to watch an artist at work, or to hear about how they...

Apr 19, 2013

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The Coolest Website for Exploring Ca...

The Coolest Website for Exploring Cave Art

Teaching students about cave art can be engaging at so many levels. Making a...

Feb 12, 2013

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Russian Buildings: Free Lesson Plan ...

Russian Buildings: Free Lesson Plan Download

Grade Level: 3-5 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line, Shape Art...