Aug 13, 2014

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How to Store Art and Stay Sane

How to Store Art and Stay Sane

  There comes a time in every artist’s life when she has to answer...

Aug 13, 2013

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Create Art on Day One With This Fool...

Create Art on Day One With This Fool-Proof Lesson

I used to agonize over the first day of school: Who wants to hear a thousand...

May 4, 2013

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Download Your AOE Wallpaper

Download Your AOE Wallpaper

Hey – funny question. What do you have set as the desktop wallpaper of...

Sep 25, 2012

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The “You Matter” Art Pro...

The “You Matter” Art Project

Sometimes it can be difficult to find that perfect project to start your...

Sep 20, 2012

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Use Flickr to Create Digital Portfol...

Use Flickr to Create Digital Portfolios in Minutes

Art teachers are always looking for ways for students to share their...

Aug 24, 2012

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Remember, Every Child is a Work of A...

Remember, Every Child is a Work of Art!

I am not a person who wears buttons.  I know plenty of people who do and I...

Jul 30, 2012

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Show Me The Money! 5 Easy Lessons fo...

Show Me The Money! 5 Easy Lessons for Your Fundraising Program

With all the talk of fundraisers for the art room, are you feeling inspired? I...

Jul 4, 2012

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6 Amazing Patriotic Art Projects

6 Amazing Patriotic Art Projects

 {Sources 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6} Happy 4th of July,...

Jun 19, 2012

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Screen Printing 101 for the Art Room

Screen Printing 101 for the Art Room

The Idea Who came up with the idea of Screen Printing t-shirts to raise money...

May 22, 2012

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Shh…It’s a Silent Auctio...

Shh…It’s a Silent Auction!

The Idea Who came up with the idea of having a Silent Art Auction? My...

May 15, 2012

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Art on a Bus!?

Art on a Bus!?

The Idea Our town hosts an annual Art Walk the first weekend in May.  A group...

Jun 29, 2011

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Lesson: Remixed Masterpiece

Lesson: Remixed Masterpiece

I usually do not go to blogs for lessons, as stated here. However, sometimes...

Jun 14, 2011

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How to Recognize a Talented Student

How to Recognize a Talented Student

For a long time now, I have wanted to recognize the students in my art room...

Feb 13, 2011

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Display Dilemma!

Display Dilemma!

If I display artwork, I display the whole class.  All kids deserve to have...

Feb 9, 2011

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Lesson: Pop Art Food Sculptures

It may be considered a crime to have this much fun at school- For both the...

Feb 3, 2011

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Lesson: Wayne Thiebaud Clay Cupcakes

Lesson: Wayne Thiebaud Clay Cupcakes

Food. We all love it. We all need it. We all connect to it. It brings us...

Feb 2, 2011

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The Pot That Juan Built

The Pot That Juan Built

In 2nd grade, students are learning about coil, slip and score in the clay...

Feb 1, 2011

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Clay Curriculum

Clay Curriculum

The following are the Power Standards that I follow during the month of...

Jan 26, 2011

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5 Smart Supports for Special Artists

5 Smart Supports for Special Artists

  Art students with special needs hold a very special place in my heart....

Jan 19, 2011

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Portfolios in a Cinch

Portfolios in a Cinch

On Monday, I talked about how to use a portfolio as an assessment tool by...

Dec 19, 2010

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12 Hue Color Wheel: Free Lesson Plan...

12 Hue Color Wheel: Free Lesson Plan Download

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

Nov 30, 2010

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Rocking the Palette

Rocking the Palette

I am excited to announce that I was a guest author on one of my very favorite...

Nov 21, 2010

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Artist/Teacher

Artist/Teacher

Art teachers are artists. Some may argue that we are artists first, and...

Nov 11, 2010

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Stashed Away- Sharing Student Art

Stashed Away- Sharing Student Art

Yesterday I talked about Parent Teacher Conferences.  Sometimes I have...