Feb 4, 2016

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A New Collaborative Project that Pro...

A New Collaborative Project that Proclaims, “Art Matters!”

    We’ve all had classes that are a bit tougher to work...

Jan 22, 2016

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Decoding Jacob Lawrence: Free Lesson...

Decoding Jacob Lawrence: Free Lesson Plan Download

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

Jan 12, 2016

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10 Weird and Wonderful Art History S...

10 Weird and Wonderful Art History Stories You Need to Know

Let’s face it: it is sometimes difficult to get high school kids excited...

Dec 22, 2015

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Miniature Ceramic Rooms: Free Lesson...

Miniature Ceramic Rooms: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: High School Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Form, Space Art...

Dec 15, 2015

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144 Artists to Pique Your Students&#...

144 Artists to Pique Your Students’ Interest

Following the popularity of the 100 sketchbook prompts and the video that...

Aug 19, 2015

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4 Ways to Help Students Personally C...

4 Ways to Help Students Personally Connect with Art History

We typically have three main ways to decide which artists to teach our...

Aug 3, 2015

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Lichtenstein Self-Portraits: Free Le...

Lichtenstein Self-Portraits: Free Lesson Plan Download

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

Jul 29, 2015

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Art History Writing Your Students Wi...

Art History Writing Your Students Will Actually Want to Do

This might sound crazy, but there are art history writing assignments that...

Jul 24, 2015

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Meet Your New Favorite Book Series!

Meet Your New Favorite Book Series!

    Do you also love to use stories and children’s books in...

Jun 26, 2015

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5 Stellar Websites for Finding Artis...

5 Stellar Websites for Finding Artist Information

As art teachers, we are blessed with a rich history of artists to show our...

Jun 15, 2015

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A Must-Read Guide for Artistic Summe...

A Must-Read Guide for Artistic Summer Vacations

Summer is a great time to refresh, renew, and relax. For a lot of us, that is...

Jun 12, 2015

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Bring Famous Art to Your Students wi...

Bring Famous Art to Your Students with a Traveling Exhibit!

Nothing comes close to viewing the original work of the old masters. Knowing...

Jun 10, 2015

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Collaborative Wire Mobiles with Twis...

Collaborative Wire Mobiles with Twisteez Wire: Free Lesson Plan Download

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

May 29, 2015

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Everything You Need to Create a Livi...

Everything You Need to Create a Living Museum in the Art Room

I always strive to make art history connections in my lessons, but I was...

May 27, 2015

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Art Teachers Confess: Artists We Can...

Art Teachers Confess: Artists We Can’t Stand

It is widely accepted that Picasso, one of the greatest artists of all time,...

May 14, 2015

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70 Children’s Books About Famo...

70 Children’s Books About Famous Artists

It’s no secret that here at AOE, we’re big proponents of bringing...

Mar 24, 2015

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A Brand New Way to Find Inspiring Co...

A Brand New Way to Find Inspiring Content For Your Classroom

Do you know why Michelangelo snuck around at night to secretly carve his name...

Mar 24, 2015

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Surrealist Zentangle Portraits: Free...

Surrealist Zentangle Portraits: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: Middle School Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Line and...

Mar 20, 2015

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24 Movies to Show in Your High Schoo...

24 Movies to Show in Your High School Art Room

Although movies are sometimes cast in a bad light by administrators and...

Mar 19, 2015

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The Best Books to Read Aloud in Your...

The Best Books to Read Aloud in Your High School Art Room

I have no problem with a loud art room. I rather like it, actually. Students...

Mar 12, 2015

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Architectural Reflection Prints: Fre...

Architectural Reflection Prints: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: Middle School Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Shape and...

Feb 23, 2015

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How to Utilize Art History to Add Mo...

How to Utilize Art History to Add More Variety to Your Lessons

Vincent Van Gogh’s textures… Piet Mondrian’s lines and primary...

Jan 29, 2015

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Artist Treehouse: Free Lesson Plan D...

Artist Treehouse: Free Lesson Plan Download

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

Dec 16, 2014

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Mondrian Collage: Free Lesson Plan D...

Mondrian Collage: Free Lesson Plan Download

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