Art Teacher Life

What are the 9 Principles of Design and How do I Teach them?
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What are the 9 Principles of Design and How do I Teach them?

You might be asking, What are the 9 Principles of Art and Design and How Do I Teach Them? The 9 Principles of Design Are: Contrast, Emphasis, Movement, Repetition, Proportion, Rhythm, Balance, Unity, and Variety and they are the foundations of creating art and are the rules for how Artists arrange elements or the Elements of Art to create an Artwork. Let’s dive in and learn about the 9 Principles of Design, Which You Should Teach First, and How to Teach them.

5 Top Qualities and Traits of a Good Art Teacher
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5 Top Qualities and Traits of a Good Art Teacher

Ever Wonder what Qualities make a Good Art Teacher? Being an Art Teacher or Educator is an AMAZING job. But… Have you ever wondered how you can be the BEST Art Teacher your students will ever have? Do you stay awake at night wondering what will make you a better or great Art Teacher for your students? Do you wonder how you can get that fabulous Art Teacher confidence that you see all over social media? Do you want to know how to get a grasp on all-the things? Want to say YES to being a Good or AMAZING Art Teacher? Here are the Top 5 Qualities and Traits of a Good Art Teacher.

How-To Create an Effective, Organized Art Lesson Plan

How-To Create an Effective, Organized Art Lesson Plan

I love Art. Teaching Art is a wonderful experience where you can create wonderment for children. What’s not so fun is creating Art Lesson plans, and this can be a daunting task. Planning effective Art Lesson plans is a skill to be learned. Here are my Top Tips for Creating Effective Art Lesson Plans that Keep you Organized, Planned, and Confident (and will have your Administrators smiling).

The 7 Elements of Art and How-to Teach them
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The 7 Elements of Art and How-to Teach them

You might be asking, What are the 7 Elements of Art and How Do I Teach Them? The Elements 7 Elements of Art are: Line, Value, Color, Space, Shape, Form, and Texture and they are the foundations or building blocks that artists use to make art. Let’s dive in and learn about the 7 Elements of Art, Which You Should Teach First, and How to Teach them.

How-To Effectively Teach Visual Art to Children

How-To Effectively Teach Visual Art to Children

Teaching Visual Art to Children is a Magical Experience where you can make them Light up with Excitement and give Kids and Teens the Power to be Creative Thinkers, Artists, and Makers. These skills, no matter their journey in life, will always be relevant. Here is my Advice for teaching Visual Art to Children, Pre-Teens, and Teens and it will allow you to be Organized, Successful, and will have your Students excited About learning Visual Art.

Artastic August 2022 – FREE Art Education Professional Development Month of Events!
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Artastic August 2022 – FREE Art Education Professional Development Month of Events!

Whether you’re a teacher, homeschool parent, or art studio instructor, or anyone who just wants to bring more Art Education opportunities to their home for their kids or kids in their classroom, then Join me for Artastic August! I am going to level-up your Art Education game and supercharge you with new Art Lessons  Resources you can use this year! Let’s dive into more about this amazing Professional Development month!

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

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!

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! 

5 Frida Kahlo Art Project & Lesson Ideas for Kids for your Classroom
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5 Frida Kahlo Art Project & Lesson Ideas for Kids for your 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.

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!

The BEST Books that Teach Art History to Kids

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.

Distance Learning Art Resources for your Students

Distance Learning Art Resources for your Students

Art instruction has become a challenge with the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. In this post, I will provide you with the Distance Learning Art Resources and Activities that I have created for you to use for instructing your students. From Distance Learning Art projects that can be used with any mediums or materials to my Full FREE Art Lessons on my YouTube Channel that I’ve created for you, my goal is to alleviate the stress of planning and creating for you and to provide your students with quality art ideas and at-home lessons.

Thankful, a Thanksgiving Art Project for Kids to do in your Classroom

Thankful, a Thanksgiving Art Project for Kids to do in your Classroom

Thanksgiving is a great time to create some Autumn themed work that reflects our thankfulness for things that we appreciate in our lives and the harvest that has been collected from the summer. This Thanksgiving, get out a piece of paper or your sketchbook and get ready to create some Thanksgiving art either in your home or in the classroom.

10 Art Teacher Tips & Teaching Strategies for Back to School Success
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10 Art Teacher Tips & Teaching Strategies for Back to School Success

When it comes to Back to School, a little panic sets in because of the unknown. We are unsure if any changes will happen in the school, unsure of our schedule, unsure if there will be supplies budget cuts (why do they do this!?), unsure if the staff has changed significantly, unsure who the kids are… These are all unknowns. These are, for the most part, out of your control. We cannot worry about things we can’t control. We are instead, going to place out focus on things we CAN control. If we focus our attention here and get things we can control organized and prepped, it will make our back to school, as well as the year, a lot more stress-free. Isn’t that the goal anyway?