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Category: Art Teacher Life

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The BEST Picture Books that Teach About Art for Kids

Explore creating art focused on the Elements of Art in an At Home Learning setting, perfect for Homeschooling or Distance Learning. This blog post has art projects and lessons for experimenting with Line, Value, Mixing Colors, and Texture with unexpected art mediums you already have in your home (that you just didn’t realize you have).

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The BEST Books that Teach Art History to Kids

Explore the BEST books that teach about Art History to kids to use for art infused lessons in your classroom, to teach art history to your art students, or to use for creating an art history section in your home library. This comprehensive list explores famous artists and artworks throughout art history. It will provide you with ideas and inspiration for creating art lessons and projects that you can pair with this amazing books to help you teach art history in depth in your classroom.

The Ultimate List of Distance Learning Art Projects and Resources for Kids

Even in a crisis or emergency, students deserve the BEST art education, whether they are able to access their classroom or not. These art resources have been selected for this list because they can either be used as take-home art resources, accessed online for e-learning, or can be used with any choice of mediums or materials. These Art Resource creators and educators are here to provide you with assistance during this crisis. All the quality and easy to implement art resources that you need to be able to support your students through this new thing called Distance Learning.

St. Patrick’s Day Art Ideas for Kids

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in your classroom with art projects, ideas, and activities for kids. These cute art projects for kids are suitable for teaching a range of art techniques and skills and can be done as either an artwork or craft. Read this post to find art ideas for kids, directed drawings, coloring pages, and St. Patrick’s Day teacher shirts to make your St. Patty’s Day celebration complete.

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How to Fuel Your Creativity

Creativity can’t happen if you don’t allow time for it to occur. Sometimes we have intentions on “painting this month” or “writing a blog post this week”, but before you know it, the month or week has passed and you made nothing happen. It is important for your own success that you schedule a specific date and time when you are going to block out the rest of the world, including your TV and phone (music is allowed). In my life, I schedule my own business and my free-creative times in my studio on my digital calendar. I use my OneDrive calendar, but you can use your Google Calendar or phone calendar app. You can also purchase a calendar or notebook calendar or agenda for the year where you can pencil in all your adventures and blocks where you will dedicate yourself to being creative in your office, lounge, studio or wherever you’re creative experiences occur.

Steps to Walking a Creative Path in your Everyday Life

Learn the steps of how to be creative and integrate creativity in your everyday life. In this blog post, I’ll tell you the secrets of creativity inspiration and how to get ideas that will let you be creative with your ideas, thoughts, DIY projects, art, drawings, design, poetry, blog post writing, podcast making or any other creative adventure you want to pursue. Don’t know how to get over the creativity fear? Here is how. #becreative #creativeinspiration #creativityquotes

How to Encourage a Maker Mindset in your Classroom

A Makerspace is an opportunity to allow kids to be creative, experiment, and learn and apply Growth Mindset thinking when trying to solve real-world problems or STEAM design challenges. It is important to expose kids in Elementary and Middle School to design challenges or projects that require building to provide hands-on experiences to solving problems. Read about my ideas on how to encourage a Maker Mindset in your classroom, library, or home. #backtoschool #makerspace #steamchallenges

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10 Reasons Why Arts Integration in Schools is Important

Arts integration in schools are important as they provide students with a complete education. Visual Arts teach visual communication, fine motor skills, culture, how to persevere, how to problem solve, how to think critically, and how to face challenges. All these skills can be learned through the arts, then applied to other academics, and later, a child’s career. Here are my 10 Reasons on why arts integration in schools is important. #artseducation #artintegration #artteacher

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Teacher T-Shirts & Art Teacher Apparel at Ms Artastic’s Collection

Teacher shirts are fun to wear to school for many different reasons: they can have empowering messages that are classroom related, they can share your favorite interests, and they allow you to wear a T-Shirt to your classroom. Ms Artastic’s Collection is the perfect place to get your teacher shirts and art teacher shirts to wear to your classroom to show off your flavor or positive affirmations.

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How to Get FREE Teacher Shirts and Accessories to wear to your Classroom!

I believe in providing the opportunity for earning some awesome teacher swag without buying the shirt yourself. Here are some ways to get teacher shirts and gear for free from Ms Artastic’s Collection of Teacher Shirts and Accessories.

Art Teacher: Outfit Planning, Shopping Ideas & Gift Guide

I have decided to take a look and find some of the best to create some Art Teacher outfit inspiration, perfect for Back to School. Listed in this post you will find great wears that you can totally get for your new Back to School Art Teacher look.

Tips for Art Teachers

Once in a while we change our routines, and habits, or throw away the old as they say. When this happens we wrap our heads around coming up with new strategies to effectively organize, and run our classrooms. I have tried many of the common routines you are normally taught in university, such as call and respond or classroom jobs. However, I have found … Read More Tips for Art Teachers

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