Oct 10, 2014

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The Top Five Types of Tattoos for Ar...

The Top Five Types of Tattoos for Art Teachers

If you’re thinking about getting a tattoo, there are many decisions...

Sep 26, 2014

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5 Ways to Take Wearable Art to the N...

5 Ways to Take Wearable Art to the Next Level in Your Art Room

For art teachers, the term “wearable art” probably evokes a vision of one...

Sep 16, 2014

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How to Help Your School Break Free o...

How to Help Your School Break Free of the Gallery Mentality

Art has always had a high brow quality about it. Traditionally, fine artworks...

Apr 18, 2014

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New Ideas in Art: Time as an Element

New Ideas in Art: Time as an Element

We often explore traditional elements and principles in our classes, however,...

Apr 1, 2014

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The Top 10 Lessons From Steve Jobs T...

The Top 10 Lessons From Steve Jobs That Every Art Teacher Must Learn

As an Apple fan, I have always been interested in how Steve Jobs created a...

Mar 18, 2014

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10 Creative Critiques to Try This Sc...

10 Creative Critiques to Try This School Year

Many of us might cringe thinking back to our days of college art critiques. A...

Jan 9, 2014

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Using Limitations to Spark Creativit...

Using Limitations to Spark Creativity

Our ability to create is the most powerful tool we have… Limitations may...

Dec 12, 2013

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Ensure Success for All Students with...

Ensure Success for All Students with Open-Ended Lesson Planning

To ensure success for all the artists in your classroom, why not try...

Dec 9, 2013

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Who Else Wants to Better Serve Their...

Who Else Wants to Better Serve Their Students with Special Needs?

Editor’s Note: Join us this week for a great discussion about students...

Nov 1, 2013

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Reward Students For Their Hard Work:...

Reward Students For Their Hard Work: Have A Fun Friday!

Have you ever had a student complain about an art project? “This is hard,”...

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 9, 2013

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A Must See Video: Project-Based Lear...

A Must See Video: Project-Based Learning at High Tech High

During a recent meeting, my principal spoke on the topic of innovation. She...

Sep 26, 2013

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Develop Theme-Based Lessons for a Mo...

Develop Theme-Based Lessons for a More Authentic Experience

When writing lesson plans, most teachers start with the objective: What will...

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 9, 2013

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Out of Ice Breakers? Try a TASK Part...

Out of Ice Breakers? Try a TASK Party!

Editor’s Note: Today writer Sarah shares a fun ice breaker that can be done...

Aug 2, 2013

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Video: Off the Wall Art Supplies Wor...

Video: Off the Wall Art Supplies Worth Having Around

You may browse through art catalogs when placing your order and feel...

Jul 22, 2013

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Letting Students Choose Materials: D...

Letting Students Choose Materials: Do You Dare?

I saw a tweet that read, “The job of the artist is to have an idea and find...

Jul 19, 2013

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From Rigor to Vigor! Changing the Wa...

From Rigor to Vigor! Changing the Way We Talk About the Arts

After some in-depth study of arts leadership at the Turnaround Arts Leadership...

May 17, 2013

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Renewing Your Artistic Spirit

Renewing Your Artistic Spirit

My husband is a mechanic, and in our garage he has no less than three vehicle...

Feb 28, 2013

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Cut Your Losses: When Art Projects F...

Cut Your Losses: When Art Projects Flop

We’ve all been there with our own personal projects a time or two: that...

Jan 4, 2013

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Do You Use Teacher Samples?

Do You Use Teacher Samples?

Today I’d love to chat about perhaps one of the most controversial topics in...

Dec 19, 2012

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Help Renew Our Passion for Teaching ...

Help Renew Our Passion for Teaching After a Crisis

In light of the recent tragedies in Connecticut, I can’t help feeling a...

Dec 17, 2012

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Book Review: Sky Color by Peter Reyn...

Book Review: Sky Color by Peter Reynolds

We all know and love Peter Reynold’s books like The Dot and Ish.  His...