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Setting up a TAB classroom is a huge transition. It doesn’t happen overnight. I am frequently moving items and asking students their opinions of what works best and what doesn’t work. Hopefully with time, you will find what works best for your classroom, too.

Why I Changed to a Choice-Based Art Curriculum

New Ideas in Art: Time as an Element - We often explore traditional elements and principles in our classes, however, there are many new postmodern and contemporary themes that are overlooked.

Online conference just for art teachers will be held on July 17th, 2014.

Using recycled materials to celebrate a culture and send a social message is just the kind of deep and meaningful lesson every student deserves.

Resource: 2nd/3rd Grade Artist Statement Form

Must find out the details! Get a black belt in the visual arts by answering these Essential Questions

Google launches Google Connected Classrooms with Virtual Field Trips

Not quite Native American Kachina Dolls in Second Grade. - No Corner Suns

What Defines Art Teacher Style? Funky glasses Mixed patterns Statement jewelry Bold hairstyles or facial hair.

I began saving containers of multiple sizes. I simply spray painted each recycled container black for uniformity and added a little flare with acrylic paint. See how the matching system works in the video below!

How to Find Fabulous Cultural Presenters in 3 Easy Steps

You are accustomed to people adding things to your plate. You probably feel obligated to do more because it’s ‘the right thing to do.’ Today it’s time to think differently. Instead of doing more, here are 10 things you can STOP doing as an art teacher to improve your practice.

Self Portraits!

This has been the difference for us in FCS and kid matters so much more now....

High School Art Project: If Picasso Drew A Superhero. Talk about abstraction, creativity, color, representational vs realism, and portraits.

A comparison test of 6 different brands of student grade colored pencils...

DIY Bleach Gel – Printable Instructions A little cornstarch, water and a few tablespoons of bleach make this homemade version of a bleach pen.

Today I’ll share my experience with batik in my classroom as well as amazing resources you can use to get started in yours!

We may have the best intentions when teaching our students about other cultures, but ultimately end up falling short. Why? Because often, our students’ products are no more than copies of the originals.

This lesson is great for spring because it incorporates the egg, something many of our students are familiar with decorating around the Easter holiday. It’s nice to show how other cultures incorporate traditions in different ways.

Check out these three simple ways to boost the fine arts and cultural quotient in your art room.