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The BEST End of Year, Low-Prep Art Lessons & FREE Printable Challenge for Your Classroom
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The BEST End of Year, Low-Prep Art Lessons & FREE Printable Challenge for Your Classroom

End of Year is fast approaching and I know that as an Art Educator, you have a lot on your plate so I have come up with the BEST, Low-Prep, End of Year Art Lessons and have made you a FREE Printable Challenge for your classroom. Let’s dive into it! #endofyear

Why Having a “Picture Perfect” Classroom DOES NOT Make You A Better Teacher
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Why Having a “Picture Perfect” Classroom DOES NOT Make You A Better Teacher

You might see, when you scroll through social media, A LOT of Picture Perfect Classrooms. But this DOES NOT make you a better teacher. While this is of course, absolutely gorgeous and fills in that check box for “#classroomgoals”, it is not going to make you a better teacher. Read on to find out WHY I am saying this and what WILL make you a better teacher.

3 of the BEST Watercolor Painting Art Lesson Activities & FREE Printable Template to Start With in Your Art Classroom
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3 of the BEST Watercolor Painting Art Lesson Activities & FREE Printable Template to Start With in Your Art Classroom

Watercolor Painting is one of the MOST versatile & effective ways to get your students painting and engaged in the art making process. Let’s dive in on 3 of the BEST Watercolor Painting Art Activities to Start with in your Art Classroom: Technique Exploration, Ink & Paint Artworks, and Observational Fruit Still Life Paintings. Keep reading because I have a free Watercolor painting technique template available to download in the blog post. #watercolorpainting #watercolorpaintsforbeginners

Artastic Kids Online Streaming Art Lessons and Activities for Children at Home or in a Classroom
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Artastic Kids Online Streaming Art Lessons and Activities for Children at Home or in a Classroom

It’s already FALL. Well, I’ll be honest, I have my pumpkins out already… but I grow them myself. I LOVE growing pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. It is a 6 month adventure as I start my Atlantic Giants indoors in the spring… then after months of TLC I get a giant pumpkin or 2! They’re so beautiful. Also, Halloween is my Christmas. If you’re someone who wants to start getting ready for Christmas in November… well, that is how I feel about Halloween. I LOVE IT. But I also love Autumn too so let’s get inspired by some lovely autumn artworks that you can do with your kids in your classroom or at home.

5 Earth Day Art Lesson Ideas and Activities for Kids in your Classroom
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5 Earth Day Art Lesson Ideas and Activities for Kids in your Classroom

Earth Day is just around the corner so I am going to give you 5 Earth Day art lesson ideas and activities that you can do with your elementary students to engage them in art making while also creating awareness around the fragility of our planet and all the life forms that inhabit it. Let’s dive into it! #earthdayart #earthday

3 Spring Art Lesson Ideas that Use Choice-Based Instructions & Mediums
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3 Spring Art Lesson Ideas that Use Choice-Based Instructions & Mediums

I am for sure one of those people that gets Spring fever and that is why in this article I am going to dive on into Choice-Based Spring Art Lesson ideas that you can use in your amazing classroom! I am so excited about this because I have some super cute spring art activities that are ready to sprout for you!

5 Arctic Animal Art Ideas for your Classroom using Choice-Based Strategies
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5 Arctic Animal Art Ideas for your Classroom using Choice-Based Strategies

Learning about Arctic Animals can be easily integrated in art and in a Choice-Based way as well! Learning about the Arctic can be made interdisciplinary with Socials Studies, Language Arts, and even in Visual Art. In this article I will provide 5 Choice-Based Ideas for creating Visual Art using the theme “The Arctic”.

Mindful Art Moments in ANY Classroom: An Easy Way to Bring SEL (Social Emotional Learning) into Your Classroom or School
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Mindful Art Moments in ANY Classroom: An Easy Way to Bring SEL (Social Emotional Learning) into Your Classroom or School

Social Emotional Learning allows students to explore and express their thoughts and feelings. Instead of ignoring what is lying below the surface, teachers can provide students opportunities for self-exploration, expression, and understanding in a safe way. One beautiful and easy way we can bring Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into a classroom is through Art. In this article, I’ll dive on into a process I like to call “Mindful Art Moments” that allows educators to create an atmosphere of peace, empowerment, and discovery with little to no art mediums and planning. Grab a pencil and let’s make some art!

The Artastic Collective, Art Curriculum for Art Teachers is Now OPEN for Winter 2022 Enrollment for a Limited Time!

The Artastic Collective, Art Curriculum for Art Teachers is Now OPEN for Winter 2022 Enrollment for a Limited Time!

The Artastic Collective Curriculum for Art Teachers is now open for Winter 2022 Enrollment for a limited time! Consider your year planned with this thorough art curriculum that covers Artists and Art History, Elements and Principles, Themes, Holidays and Seasons, Sketchbooks, and more!

Artastic Collective ENROLLMENT is OPENING SOON, WINTER 2022 for Art Teachers: Art Teacher Curriculum & Membership

Artastic Collective ENROLLMENT is OPENING SOON, WINTER 2022 for Art Teachers: Art Teacher Curriculum & Membership

OPENING SOON! If you’re an Art Teacher looking for a complete Art Curriculum full of engaging Art Lessons for your classroom, then you need to check out the Artastic Collective, the premium membership for Art Teachers that is going to help you level-up your Art Teaching game. First Year art teacher? New to teaching? Established teacher? No matter where you are in your art teacher journey, there is something for everyone in the Artastic Collective Art Teacher Membership. From bundles of Art Lessons being released every month in Artists & Art History, Elements & Principles, and Themes, to sketchbook programs, ceramics lessons, an Exclusive Year-Long Art Teacher Growth Course, Exclusive Art Teacher monthly Challenges, an Exclusive Community Forum, and an Exclusive Directed Drawing series for your when-you’re-done needs, get this membership.

5 Christmas Art Lesson Ideas for Your Classroom Using Flexible, Choice Art Mediums
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5 Christmas Art Lesson Ideas for Your Classroom Using Flexible, Choice Art Mediums

5 Christmas Art Project or Lesson Ideas that you can simply and easily do in your classroom that use choice or flexible art mediums, perfect for Christmas Choice-Based Art Education and Learning. I have a bunch of easy-to-do and prep ideas that can use choice art mediums and can allow the students to really immerse themselves in some Christmas vibes. So grab your Art Making Mediums (of your choice of course) and let’s get into these Christmas Ready-Made, Simple and Engaging, Art Lesson Ideas for your Amazing art classroom. 

5 Winter Art Lesson Ideas for Your Classroom Using Flexible, Choice Art Mediums
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5 Winter Art Lesson Ideas for Your Classroom Using Flexible, Choice Art Mediums

5 Winter Art Project or Lesson Ideas that you can simply and easily do in your classroom that use choice or flexible art mediums, perfect for Choice-Based Art Education and Learning. I have a bunch of easy-to-do and prep ideas that can use choice art mediums and can allow the students to really immerse themselves in some Winter vibes. So grab your Art Making Mediums (of your choice of course) and let’s get into these Winter Ready-Made, Simple and Engaging, Art Lesson Ideas for your Amazing art classroom. 

5 Art Sub Tub Tips for Planning for a Sub in your Art Classroom
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5 Art Sub Tub Tips for Planning for a Sub in your Art Classroom

Okay so let’s dive on into 5 Art Sub Tub Tips that you can simply and easily do. Honestly, as a teacher, I learned in the later half of my years that having your Sub Tub permanently prepped went a long way. I never ever worried about being away or being sick. I even honed it further when COVID showed up and people had to go into isolation in a moment’s notice. I was always ready and if I had to take a sick day, I just put it in and stayed home and never ever worried about it because my tub was always prepped. 

5 Art on A Cart Tips & Ideas for Teaching Art on a Mobile Cart
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5 Art on A Cart Tips & Ideas for Teaching Art on a Mobile Cart

Okay so let’s dive on into 5 Art on a Cart Tips that you can simply and easily do. I taught Art on a Cart for a couple years and while it was a challenge, I learned a lot. Keep it simple and pick a limited amount of mediums that can be used with endless possibilities and start pushing that art cart!  

5 Autumn Art Lesson Ideas for Your Classroom with Flexible Mediums
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5 Autumn Art Lesson Ideas for Your Classroom with Flexible Mediums

Okay so let’s dive on into 5 Autumn Art Ideas that you can simply and easily do in your classroom. I have a bunch of easy-to-do and prep ideas that can use choice art mediums and can allow the students to really immerse themselves in some autumn vibes. So grab your plaid jacket, toque, and scarf and let’s get into these Autumn Ready-Made, Simple and Engaging, Art Lesson Ideas for your Amazing art classroom. 

3 Dot Day Art Projects, Ideas, and Activities for Your Classroom!
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3 Dot Day Art Projects, Ideas, and Activities for Your Classroom!

Dot Day is coming and I’m here to show you 3 Dot Day Art Projects, Ideas, and Activities that you can use in your Classroom with you students to pair with the book “The Dot” by Peter. H. Reynolds! Lesson ideas to use with Primary, Elementary, & Middle School! Use them in a general classroom or Art Classroom. Grab art making mediums & let’s make some Dot Day Art!

Making Art with Kids  – Art Curriculum for Teachers, Homeschool, or Art Studio Instructors
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Making Art with Kids – Art Curriculum for Teachers, Homeschool, or Art Studio Instructors

My friends, I have a BRAND NEW COURSE and it is for ANYONE who is teaching art to kids. It is a course designed for anyone who needs art lessons whether you’re a general teacher, homeschool parent or mom, or an art instructor, this course brings you 30 exclusive art lessons that are fully planned and include video art tutorials using easy-to-access Art Mediums! I’m going to teach you 30 art lessons that will help you level-up your art instruction in an ready-to-use, hands-on way! Get creative and build your confidence with the course that will teach YOU how to make and instruct art with engaging art lessons kids will love OR simply hit PLAY on the video and I’ll teach for you! As well, keep listening because I’m going to tell you how to get the FREE Art Lesson sampler! FULL ART LESSON! EVERYTHING INCLUDED! Let’s get into it! 

The Artastic Collective, Art Curriculum for Art Teachers is Now OPEN for Enrollment for a Limited Time!

The Artastic Collective, Art Curriculum for Art Teachers is Now OPEN for Enrollment for a Limited Time!

The Artastic Collective Curriculum for Art Teachers is now open for Enrollment for a limited time! Consider your year planned with this thorough art curriculum that covers Artists and Art History, Elements and Principles, Themes, Holidays and Seasons, Sketchbooks, and more!

FREE Art Teacher Webinar & Art Lessons: Pastel Extravaganza 2021

FREE Art Teacher Webinar & Art Lessons: Pastel Extravaganza 2021

It’s time to Make some Art with this FREE Virtual Webinar experience! Art Teachers, get ready because I’m hosting a limited viewing workshop called the Art Teachers Making Art: Pastel Extravaganza this August 2021! It is a completely free Professional Development workshop where I’ll teach you how to make 2 art lessons exclusive to the virtual webinar for FREE! You will only get to view them for a limited time and that 2 week time frame starts NOW August 3rd so let’s make some art! 

Artastic Collective ENROLLMENT is OPENING SOON for Art Teachers: Art Teacher Curriculum & Membership

Artastic Collective ENROLLMENT is OPENING SOON for Art Teachers: Art Teacher Curriculum & Membership

If you’re an Art Teacher looking for a complete Art Curriculum full of engaging Art Lessons for your classroom, then you need to check out the Artastic Collective, the premium membership for Art Teachers that is going to help you level-up your Art Teaching game. First Year art teacher? New to teaching? Established teacher? No matter where you are in your art teacher journey, there is something for everyone in the Artastic Collective Art Teacher Membership. From bundles of Art Lessons being released every month in Artists & Art History, Elements & Principles, and Themes, to sketchbook programs, ceramics lessons, an Exclusive Year-Long Art Teacher Growth Course, Exclusive Art Teacher monthly Challenges, an Exclusive Community Forum, and an Exclusive Directed Drawing series for your when-you’re-done needs, get this membership.

5 Pop Art Lesson, Projects, and Art Activities for Kids
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5 Pop Art Lesson, Projects, and Art Activities for Kids

One of my favorite art movements is Pop Art and I love it! I love the artists, I love what came out of it! As well, I think teaching art lessons that are inspired by the Pop Art Movement is a great way to engage the learners in your classroom. Kids really connect with Pop Art and it can be an invitation for them to bring their ideas and the things they like in Pop Culture to your classroom. It can allow more student choice and student-centered learning. Let’s look at 5 Pop Art Lesson ideas for Kids in your classroom!

Ms Artastic’s Art Teacher Curriculum: About the Art Resource Membership

Ms Artastic’s Art Teacher Curriculum: About the Art Resource Membership

Well my lovely friends, I just wanted to take the time today to share with you a little bit about a resource that can honestly… be a game changer for art teachers. Now, it is not everyday that art teachers get things that are shiny, new, and spectacular… but this IS!

Now, before we get started, I just want to tell you that… Well, I get it. Art Teaching isn’t all rainbows and glitter. It isn’t always a magical moment where you’re creating art with kids or are looking at and hanging student artwork. There is the OTHER side of being an art teacher, and that involves both planning and grading. Now, while I can’t grade for you as you have to do the assessment as your student’s teacher, I CAN alleviate some of the other stress that is a HUGE time suck in your life. And when I mean time suck, I mean endless hours both searching for ideas, finding inspiration, creating tidy lesson plans, matching it to curricular content, and then making all the student handouts and worksheets to match. Just building a unit from the ground up is all kinds of hours, which, of course, we can’t do during class time. This is all done… on YOUR time.

Hear my Story. Know my WHY! Enrollment to the Artastic Collective Membership is closing soon!

Hear my Story. Know my WHY! Enrollment to the Artastic Collective Membership is closing soon!

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).

The Artastic Collective Membership: Art Lesson Library for Art Teachers

The Artastic Collective Membership: Art Lesson Library for Art Teachers

The Artastic Collective Art Teacher Membership provides Art Instructors with an Art Resource and Lesson Library was founded by ME, Kathleen McGiveron (Ms Artastic). My mission is to provide you with prepared art lessons, resources, and activities that will allow you to free up your time and live your life, whether that means traveling, pursuing your hobbies, or spending time with your family. You should be able to be an educator or teacher and be able to have the time to LIVE life. With this membership, you will receive teaching ideas, inspiration, and guidance to help you navigate and problem-solve in your classroom or studio. This membership will give you the freedom to create art with kids, live your life, and will help you engage your students with art lessons.

Why You Need a Cricut for DIY Projects: The Ultimate Cricut Guide

Why You Need a Cricut for DIY Projects: The Ultimate Cricut Guide

Cricuts are precision cutting machines that can help you with your DIY projects, crafts, maker pieces, or they can help you create professional projects or products to sell. Whether you are a beginner DIYer or an expert, you can find ideas, inspiration, and new machines and accessories from Cricut for all your fabric, vinyl, wood sign, mug and tumbler, tote bags, or etching project needs. This is the Ultimate Guide for why YOU need a Cricut in your craft room, classroom, business, or home.