Nov 24, 2015

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A Surprising, In-Depth Look at the R...

A Surprising, In-Depth Look at the Reggio Approach

    Picture this: 8 art students walk into an art room filled to...

Oct 29, 2015

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AOE LIVE: Episode 16: “The Alchemy o...

AOE LIVE: Episode 16: “The Alchemy of Art: Inspiration and Making Meaning” with Addie Hirschten

  Addie Hirschten, author of The Alchemy of Art, appeared on the show to...

Oct 19, 2015

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10 TED Talks Every Art Teacher Shoul...

10 TED Talks Every Art Teacher Should Watch

Hopefully, when I tell you I have been watching Ted Talks non-stop for a...

Oct 13, 2015

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A Surefire Way to Kill Creativity in...

A Surefire Way to Kill Creativity in the Classroom

    The word “no” sets boundaries. Often boundaries are...

Oct 12, 2015

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3 Ways to Teach for Creativity in th...

3 Ways to Teach for Creativity in the Art Room

Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks, we’re going to devote some...

Oct 1, 2015

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10 Books You Need to Add to Your Rea...

10 Books You Need to Add to Your Reading List Right Now

As an art teacher, finding extra time to do, well, just about anything can...

Sep 25, 2015

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How Important is Originality in the ...

How Important is Originality in the Art Room?

    Let’s start with a truth. As teachers, we have so much to...

Sep 24, 2015

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4 Ways to Re-Spark Your Creativity

4 Ways to Re-Spark Your Creativity

    I love my job. I love the creativity of my students and...

Sep 24, 2015

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Not a Stick Drawings: Free Lesson Pl...

Not a Stick Drawings: Free Lesson Plan Download

Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan Art Elements: Color Art...

May 21, 2015

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Don’t Buy The Starving Artist ...

Don’t Buy The Starving Artist Syndrome: A Message to Every Creative Young Person

“Art is hard.” “You can’t make money in the...

May 6, 2015

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A “Genius” Way to End Yo...

A “Genius” Way to End Your School Year

Facing the last lesson of the year is tough. You want your students engaged...

Apr 28, 2015

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Why Every Art Classroom Needs a Shop...

Why Every Art Classroom Needs a Shopping Cart

As art teachers, we are known for being ingenious with unusual art supplies...

Apr 23, 2015

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The Best Art Supply Store Doesn̵...

The Best Art Supply Store Doesn’t Sell Art Supplies!

If you’ve been an art teacher for more than two months, your mailbox is...

Mar 25, 2015

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Technology and Art: Beyond the iPad

Technology and Art: Beyond the iPad

In today’s art room, technology has become a method or tool for delivering...

Dec 19, 2014

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Make Your Stagnant Still Lifes Come ...

Make Your Stagnant Still Lifes Come Alive!

One of the best things about teaching middle school students is the fact that...

Nov 11, 2014

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5 Ways to Teach Architecture Without...

5 Ways to Teach Architecture Without Linear Perspective

Incorporating architecture into your curriculum has been on your to-do list...

Nov 4, 2014

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When Making Art Doesn’t Make A...

When Making Art Doesn’t Make Art

I used to work with a teacher who would never give an assignment that...

Oct 31, 2014

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My Love-Hate Relationship with Socia...

My Love-Hate Relationship with Social Painting Parties

If you haven’t experienced one yourself, I am nearly positive...

Oct 27, 2014

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Give Your Students Time to PLAY

Give Your Students Time to PLAY

As art teachers, we appreciate it when artists come up with new and innovative...

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...