Oct 16, 2014

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Take Your Artsonia Gallery to the Ne...

Take Your Artsonia Gallery to the Next Level with the Hall of Fame!

By now, we’re sure that many of you have heard of, Artsonia the online...

Oct 2, 2014

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Get Art Supplies for Free With This ...

Get Art Supplies for Free With This Simple Tip

    What art teacher doesn’t love free stuff? Let’s be honest,...

May 28, 2014

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15 Ways to Communicate with Parents ...

15 Ways to Communicate with Parents and Families

As summer approaches, there is no better time to begin, or perfect, your...

Feb 26, 2014

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Make Talking With Parents A Breeze W...

Make Talking With Parents A Breeze With Table Displays

Does this ever happen to you? You’re sitting at parent teacher conferences....

Sep 30, 2013

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ArtKive: Clutter Free Art Storage fo...

ArtKive: Clutter Free Art Storage for Families

ArtKive, by The Kive Company, is an app for Apple and Android products that...

Aug 26, 2013

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3 Ways to Make Your Room a Must-Stop...

3 Ways to Make Your Room a Must-Stop on Parent Night

Parent Night is probably right around the corner for many of you as we get...

Jul 9, 2013

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3 Ways to Inspire Students Over the ...

3 Ways to Inspire Students Over the Summer

It is my hope that when students leave the art room at the end of the year,...

Mar 27, 2013

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What is Your Parent-Teacher Conferen...

What is Your Parent-Teacher Conference Style?

It’s that time of year again.  Spring is just around the corner.  We...

Mar 12, 2013

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Trade in Your Art Club for Saturday ...

Trade in Your Art Club for Saturday School!

What do you typically do on a Saturday morning? If you are like me, it usually...

Dec 12, 2012

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The Ultimate Art Holiday Gift Guide

The Ultimate Art Holiday Gift Guide

Whenever the holidays roll around, I always have parents ask me, “What are...

Dec 11, 2012

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Give Your Students a Winter Break Ar...

Give Your Students a Winter Break Art Challenge!

I distinctly remember my Elementary art teacher giving us a winter break art...

Nov 26, 2012

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How to Organize a Successful “...

How to Organize a Successful “Arts Night” for Parents and Students

A few years ago, in an effort to bolster excitement in the arts, the...

Nov 13, 2012

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How to Organize an Art Club Field Tr...

How to Organize an Art Club Field Trip

Learning about famous artwork has always been interesting to me, but this...

Nov 9, 2012

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Using a Facebook Fan Page to Engage ...

Using a Facebook Fan Page to Engage Parents

There are so many ways to promote our student’s art creations with...

Nov 7, 2012

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How to Get Great Parent Volunteers a...

How to Get Great Parent Volunteers and Keep them Coming Back!

The first time I had a parent volunteer to work in my art room I nearly fell...

Nov 6, 2012

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Making Student-led Conferences Work ...

Making Student-led Conferences Work in the Art Room

Yesterday I wrote about connecting with parents at conferences. Today I want...

Nov 5, 2012

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5 Ways to Connect With Parents at Co...

5 Ways to Connect With Parents at Conferences

This week on AOE we will focus on various ways to connect with parents. With...

Oct 30, 2012

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5 Ways to Prevent Your Classroom Fro...

5 Ways to Prevent Your Classroom From Turning into a Holiday Gift Factory

It is hard not to crumble under the pressure this time of year.  Everyone is...

Aug 23, 2012

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Donations: When Your Art Room Become...

Donations: When Your Art Room Becomes a Dumping Ground

Every year I can expect a box to appear in my room. The secretary brings it...

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...

Apr 30, 2012

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Gaining Support From Classroom Teach...

Gaining Support From Classroom Teachers

Do classroom teachers support your efforts in the art room? I have a story to...

Sep 2, 2011

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Ooops! Note: Behavior Letter Downlo...

Ooops! Note:  Behavior Letter Download

As many of you know, I use a letter to send home with students when they have...

Jul 25, 2011

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After the Artwork Goes Home…

After the Artwork Goes Home…

Do you ever fear as artwork leaves your door it will be looked at with a...

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...