Art Made Easy

By Patty Palmer: Art Teacher and expert in teaching art to kids.

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My best advice for teaching art to kids.

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Clean Up Strategies & Routines for the Art Room: AME 132
36:25
<p>It’s 5 minutes before the end of art class, the room is a mess. Some kids are finishing up their projects, others are not. The clock is ticking and you know what comes next…clean up time. What do you do next? That depends on you…today on Art Made Easy, I help you outline the best... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/clean-strategies-routines-art-room-ame-132/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/clean-strategies-routines-art-room-ame-132/">Clean Up Strategies & Routines for the Art Room: AME 132</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Apr 24, 2019
Becoming an Art Educator After Raising a Family: AME 131
45:25
<p>Eva Marie Kirby from Tennessee dreamt of being an art educator since graduating college, but marriage and raising a family put her dreams on hold. Fast forward twenty years, Eva Marie steps into the art room and finds herself in charge of 800 children ages four to seven. Her story is absolutely delightful, and will... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/becoming-art-educator-raising-family-ame-131/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/becoming-art-educator-raising-family-ame-131/">Becoming an Art Educator After Raising a Family: AME 131</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Apr 17, 2019
How the Enneagram Broke Me Wide Open: AME 130
35:08
<p>I love listening to podcasts and over the past few years, mentions of the Enneagram personality test has popped up over and over again. Last Fall, I decided to explore it further and happened upon a podcast interviewing Ian Cron. I was intrigued. The podcast shared how valuable knowing your team’s personality profile and how... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/enneagram-broke-wide-open-ame-130/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/enneagram-broke-wide-open-ame-130/">How the Enneagram Broke Me Wide Open: AME 130</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Apr 10, 2019
How to Rock Your First Year Teaching Art: AME 129
40:34
<p>The field of art education is often overlooked as a viable career in most school counseling offices. Many college students aren’t even aware that the profession exists. Today’s guest, Kelsi Quicksall declared Communications as her major until a quiet suggestion from a loved one opened up a world of possibilities. Now into her second year... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/rock-first-year-teaching-art-ame-129/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/rock-first-year-teaching-art-ame-129/">How to Rock Your First Year Teaching Art: AME 129</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Apr 03, 2019
How to Use Mantras to Create Connection & Consistency with Your Students: AME 128
54:40
<p>Do you have a mantra? Something you say out loud before every class? I sort of did. My mantra of every child is somebody’s baby was something I thought about before the students poked their heads inside the art room. But it never occurred to me to pick something to say loud and proud. Enter... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/use-mantras-create-connection-consistency-students-ame-128/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/use-mantras-create-connection-consistency-students-ame-128/">How to Use Mantras to Create Connection & Consistency with Your Students: AME 128</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 27, 2019
Budget Friendly Ways to Cover Art Tables: AME 127
29:31
<p>One of the small details that often gets overlooked in the art room is whether or not to cover your art tables during art class. You might be wondering: What type of placemats work best? Should the whole table be covered in paper? Fabric?  It took me a few years to figure out this placemat... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/budget-friendly-ways-cover-art-tables-ame-127/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/budget-friendly-ways-cover-art-tables-ame-127/">Budget Friendly Ways to Cover Art Tables: AME 127</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 20, 2019
4 Lessons I Learned About Classroom Management from Years of Subbing: AME 126
41:55
<p>Are your students coming to class attentive, respectful and ready to learn? Or do you spend most of your time battling challenging students? No one wants to admit that there are days – maybe weeks – when the students wear you down so badly that you sink to a low point of frustration. I know... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/4-lessons-learned-classroom-management-years-subbing-ame-126/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/4-lessons-learned-classroom-management-years-subbing-ame-126/">4 Lessons I Learned About Classroom Management from Years of Subbing: AME 126</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 13, 2019
What it Takes to Become Teacher of the Year: AME 125
1:01:36
<p>Do you ever wonder what it takes to become teacher of the year? According to today’s guest, Barbara Hua, it wasn’t about having amazing art skills or years of experience — she had little of both. Instead it was something she didn’t realize was noticed —  and her answer may surprise you. Barbara Hua, an... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/takes-become-teacher-year-ame-125/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/takes-become-teacher-year-ame-125/">What it Takes to Become Teacher of the Year: AME 125</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 06, 2019
The Creative Habit: Our First Book Club Pick! AME 124
49:18
<p>I’m diving deep into how to cultivate your creativity with daily practice and awareness by following the exercise in Twyla Tharp’s book The Creative Habit…our first book in the DSS book club! This book isn’t what you think it is. It’s not a quick checklist of creative activities to do so you feel like you... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/creative-habit-first-book-club-pick/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/creative-habit-first-book-club-pick/">The Creative Habit: Our First Book Club Pick! AME 124</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Feb 27, 2019
Creating a Community Connection in your Art Class: AME 123
40:34
<p>How would you describe the vibe in your art room? What do you focus on? Art? Classroom management? Colorful decor? Today’s guest, Rona Wilcox from New Zealand, claims that her focus is community. And she maintains that the strong community she has created is why she has a waitlist for her after school art classes.... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/creating-community-connection-art-class-ame-123/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/creating-community-connection-art-class-ame-123/">Creating a Community Connection in your Art Class: AME 123</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Feb 20, 2019
Tips on Running an After-School Program: AME 122
38:57
<p>Have you ever wanted to start an after school program? Today’s guest, Pamela Saunders from Washington, D.C. was motivated to teach art when her children entered elementary school. Like many school districts, art was not offered, so Pamela took it upon herself to begin an after-school art program. Pamela shares how she began her after-school... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/tips-running-school-program-ame-122/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/tips-running-school-program-ame-122/">Tips on Running an After-School Program: AME 122</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Feb 13, 2019
How One Art Teacher Overcame Debilitating Challenges to Achieve Her Dream: AME 121
36:56
<p>Have you ever considered what it must feel like to be overweight? Most of us can understand how it feels to be 20 pounds over-weight and even underweight, but weight on a grander scale – like 100 lbs. might be more challenging to understand. Today’s guest, fellow art teacher and friend Cindy Ingram, bravely opens... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/one-art-teacher-overcame-debilitating-challenges-achieve-dream-ame-121/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/one-art-teacher-overcame-debilitating-challenges-achieve-dream-ame-121/">How One Art Teacher Overcame Debilitating Challenges to Achieve Her Dream: AME 121</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Feb 06, 2019
My Mini Burnout and How I Plan to Recover: AME 120
22:39
<p>It’s the end of January and while many of you are well on your way to integrating new year’s resolutions into your life, I feel like I’m lagging. Two months of family, work and holiday bustle has left me worn out and uninspired. But today is a new day and it’s because I realized one... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/mini-burnout-plan-recover-ame-120/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/mini-burnout-plan-recover-ame-120/">My Mini Burnout and How I Plan to Recover: AME 120</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jan 30, 2019
The Surprising Benefits of Asking for Help: AME 119
36:44
<p>Do you suffer from chronic overwhelm syndrome? Or as I like to say, do you know how to ask for help? If you’re like most women, the thought of placing a burden on someone else is downright unthinkable. Or, you may be of the belief that its far easier to do the task yourself rather... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/surprising-benefits-asking-help/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/surprising-benefits-asking-help/">The Surprising Benefits of Asking for Help: AME 119</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Dec 12, 2018
Dealing with Disrespectful Students: AME 118
25:52
<p>Do you deal with disrespectful students and general low engagement in the art room? If you just raised your hand, you are not alone. There has been a flurry of advice-seekers in our Facebook group recently that are struggling with this very problem. So what’s an art teacher to do? An effective classroom management plan... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/dealing-disrespectful-students-ame-118/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/dealing-disrespectful-students-ame-118/">Dealing with Disrespectful Students: AME 118</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Dec 05, 2018
The Importance of Cultivating a Community: AME 117
41:49
<p>Do you have an art degree? What about a teaching credential? I’m always surprised at how many of us have found our dream job of teaching art to kids by tapping into our creativity and allowing our intuition to lead us to the perfect job. Today’s guest is Sparkler Jackie May Hiller who after a... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/importance-cultivating-community-ame-117/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/importance-cultivating-community-ame-117/">The Importance of Cultivating a Community: AME 117</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Nov 28, 2018
The 5 Step Framework That Will Transform Your Art Room: AME 116
47:26
<p>Are you looking for ways to cultivate creativity, choice and personal expression in your art room? Today’s guest, Kat Clarke shares the five questions she asks her students as they work through an art project. If you need an injection of inspiration or an alternative way to approach teaching art, I invite you to listen... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/5-step-framework-will-transform-art-room-ame-116/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/5-step-framework-will-transform-art-room-ame-116/">The 5 Step Framework That Will Transform Your Art Room: AME 116</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Nov 21, 2018
The Inside Scoop on Running a Full-Time Art Studio: AME 115
23:52
<p>Many art teachers dream of running their own art studio. The freedom, the creativity and the chance to impact children on a deeper level appeals to many of us. Maureen Marks, a member of our Sparklers Club, shares how she went from teaching art in a public school to running a successful art business in... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/inside-scoop-running-full-time-art-studio-ame-115/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/inside-scoop-running-full-time-art-studio-ame-115/">The Inside Scoop on Running a Full-Time Art Studio: AME 115</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Nov 14, 2018
Behind The Sparkly Curtain: AME 114
51:01
<p>While I’ve been asked a hundred times, I rarely go out of my way to talk about it. Mostly, I’m afraid of the unwanted attention it would create. Or the feeling that I was abandoning my art teacher identity or that somehow my intentions were misguided. The it I’m talking about is how I transformed... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/behind-sparkly-curtain-ame-114/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/behind-sparkly-curtain-ame-114/">Behind The Sparkly Curtain: AME 114</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Nov 07, 2018
How One Art Teacher Raises Funds with Art Auctions: AME 113
43:52
<p>Krista Hilmen is a former high school English teacher turned art teacher at her children’s charter school. Learn how Krista raises funds for her art program through a successful art auction. She shares what the most popular projects are, how her auction committee manages the tasks and how she decorates the venues. If you are... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/one-art-teacher-raises-funds-art-auctions-ame-113/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/one-art-teacher-raises-funds-art-auctions-ame-113/">How One Art Teacher Raises Funds with Art Auctions: AME 113</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Oct 31, 2018
The 6 Stages of the Creative Path with Nicholas Wilton: AME 112
48:22
<p>Do you dream of the day when you can spend all your time sipping tea and working on your art? For most of us, it’s a long-term goal and one in which Nicholas Wilton is far to familiar with. Nicholas calls this the Hibernation Stage, which according to his 6 Stages of the Creative Path... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/6-stages-creative-path-nicholas-wilton-ame-112/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/6-stages-creative-path-nicholas-wilton-ame-112/">The 6 Stages of the Creative Path with Nicholas Wilton: AME 112</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Oct 24, 2018
Turn Your Art Room into Your Dream Art Space: AME 111
43:25
<p>Need a little art room make-over? Yvette Ackerman is passionate about making her art room feel like home. By using warm, textural elements and a strategy for student inspiration, Yvette’s art room is a dreamy example of what’s possible. Yvette is a former classroom teacher turned art teacher for her local Charter School in Northern... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/turn-art-room-dream-art-space-ame-111/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/turn-art-room-dream-art-space-ame-111/">Turn Your Art Room into Your Dream Art Space: AME 111</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Oct 17, 2018
Draw, Paint, Sparkle Book Chat – Why I Don’t Use Pencils in the Art Room: AME 110
25:50
<p>Today on AME, I’m continuing with my series: The Draw, Paint, Sparkle Book Chat, where I read sections of my new book and give you extra insight to how my teaching philosophy has worked throughout the years and how it can help you create art with your kids. In today’s episode, I’m sharing the reason... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/draw-paint-sparkle-book-chat-dont-use-pencils-art-room-ame-110/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/draw-paint-sparkle-book-chat-dont-use-pencils-art-room-ame-110/">Draw, Paint, Sparkle Book Chat – Why I Don’t Use Pencils in the Art Room: AME 110</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Oct 10, 2018
From Dance Instructor to Art Teacher: AME 109
40:32
<p>Are you a relatively new art teacher who’s trying to figure it all out? Guest teacher, Tamara Evans shares her how she gets her students to help with prep and clean up. And it’s pretty easy! Tamara Thomas Evans, teaches K-8th art in Hendersonville, North Carolina after a long career as a dance instructor. Tamara... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/dance-instructor-art-teacher-ame-109/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/dance-instructor-art-teacher-ame-109/">From Dance Instructor to Art Teacher: AME 109</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Oct 03, 2018
Do You Feel Like A Machine? AME 108
43:00
<p>Do you have enough time to prep? Are you able to enjoy your job? When do you sit and breathe? I teach over 850 students at my school. There is little time built into my day to lesson plan, grade, hang/take down work, clean the room, and what ever the next thing is that admin... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/feel-like-machine-ame-108/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/feel-like-machine-ame-108/">Do You Feel Like A Machine? AME 108</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Sep 26, 2018
Draw, Paint, Sparkle Book Chat – How to Host Art Sessions in Your Home: AME 107
27:49
<p>Today on AME, I’m continuing with my new series: The Draw, Paint, Sparkle Book Chat, where I read sections of my new book and give you extra insight to how my teaching philosophy has worked throughout the years and how it can help you create art with your kids. I taught in an elementary art... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/draw-paint-sparkle-book-chat-host-art-sessions-home-ame-107/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/draw-paint-sparkle-book-chat-host-art-sessions-home-ame-107/">Draw, Paint, Sparkle Book Chat – How to Host Art Sessions in Your Home: AME 107</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Sep 12, 2018
Draw, Paint, Sparkle Book Chat – All About Directed Drawing: AME 106
26:56
<p>Today on AME, I starting a brand new series: The Draw, Paint, Sparkle Book Chat, where I read sections of my book and give you extra insight to how my teaching philosophy has worked throughout the years and how it can help you create art with your kids. Today’s episode talks all about Directed Drawing.... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/draw-paint-sparkle-book-chat-directed-drawing-ame-106/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/draw-paint-sparkle-book-chat-directed-drawing-ame-106/">Draw, Paint, Sparkle Book Chat – All About Directed Drawing: AME 106</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Sep 05, 2018
How to Transition from an Unpaid Volunteer to a For-Profit Business: AME 105
46:59
<p>You probably know someone just like today’s guest. Someone who is passionate, dedicated, creative, and organized. She’s the gale that takes on everything and does it so well. You may even find that she reminds you of YOU. Ashley Bruce is our Sparkler Spotlight for September. Ashley started her own art business in San Diego,... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/transition-unpaid-volunteer-profit-business-ame-105/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/transition-unpaid-volunteer-profit-business-ame-105/">How to Transition from an Unpaid Volunteer to a For-Profit Business: AME 105</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Aug 29, 2018
Cultivating a Management Mindset: AME 104
48:19
<p>If there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that you can’t teach art unless you have some sort of management plan in place. Art is really exciting for kids and often you’ll have eager students ready to create art, but it’s also very common to experience predictable issues like these: – Talkative students... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/cultivating-management-mindset-ame-104/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/cultivating-management-mindset-ame-104/">Cultivating a Management Mindset: AME 104</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Aug 15, 2018
How to Get What You Really Want This School Year: AME 103
36:41
<p>What is the ONE thing you want most this school year? A healthier lifestyle? More money? A more organized classroom? While I can’t claim to hold the secret to achieving these things, I can share the one secret that I know will transform your school year…if only you stay open to it. The biggest impact... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/get-really-want-school-year/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/get-really-want-school-year/">How to Get What You Really Want This School Year: AME 103</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Aug 08, 2018
Morning Routines, Inspiration & Wellness AME 102
35:17
<p>While on vacation this month in Canada, I have had lots of time to reflect on what is working in my life and what needs adjusting. I identified a few things that are an absolute must for living a healthy, inspiring and productive life. This podcast takes a deep dive into morning routines, the essentials... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/morning-routines-inspiration-wellness-ame-102/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/morning-routines-inspiration-wellness-ame-102/">Morning Routines, Inspiration & Wellness AME 102</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jul 25, 2018
How to Teach Art with Heart: AME 101
39:43
<p>Connecting with children through art is an essential ingredient in the success and longevity of artist, Jill Hatcher. Jill teaches children ages 4-12 in a public school, does after school art classes and hosts private classes in her home. And she doesn’t hold a teaching degree! It’s hard to imagine where she finds the energy... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/teach-art-heart-ame-101/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/teach-art-heart-ame-101/">How to Teach Art with Heart: AME 101</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jul 18, 2018
Drawing with Children with Mona Brookes: AME 100
50:28
<p>DRAWING WITH CHILDREN WITH MONA BROOKES: AME 100 I wondered how to make this milestone episode special. When I thought back to all the episodes, there is one thread that runs through them. And that is that no matter where you teach art, how you teach art, or what stage you are at in your... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/drawing-children-mona-brookes-ame-100/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/drawing-children-mona-brookes-ame-100/">Drawing with Children with Mona Brookes: AME 100</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jul 11, 2018
10 Rules for Art Teachers: AME 099
44:36
<p>Do you have a mantra that you live by each day? As creatives, we often gravitate towards specific sayings or guideposts. And in Mary’s case, she adopts her own. Mary Crowlie taught in a classroom for 20 years before changing paths and becoming the art teacher for 800 children in grades 1st-5th. This was her... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/10-rules-art-teachers-ame-099/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/10-rules-art-teachers-ame-099/">10 Rules for Art Teachers: AME 099</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jul 04, 2018
Do You Want To Write A Book? AME: 098
40:38
<p>Do you want to write a book? Chances are, you do. It’s a dream many of us share until you sit down and stare at an empty screen. Perhaps you wonder if you have it in you. The endurance to see it through to the end. Maybe you do and maybe you don’t. This episode... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/want-write-book-ame-098/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/want-write-book-ame-098/">Do You Want To Write A Book? AME: 098</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jun 27, 2018
Transitioning from Art Volunteer to Art Specialist: AME 097
48:55
<p>After volunteering in her children’s classrooms teaching art, June Wood decided to take a stab at pursuing a paid position. After approaching a few schools in her district, June was offered the job as an art specialist. If you ever wondered what opportunities are available for those who do not have a teaching credential, this... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/transitioning-art-volunteer-art-specialist-ame-097/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/transitioning-art-volunteer-art-specialist-ame-097/">Transitioning from Art Volunteer to Art Specialist: AME 097</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jun 20, 2018
Why Did You Become an Art Teacher? AME: 096
30:40
<p>As an artist and a teacher you have the unique ability to inspire kids…to help THEM become artists, critical thinkers, decision makers and creators. As art teachers, we strive to be completely original, to inspire passion through process and pattern, and hopefully our students will appreciate our efforts. But if it’s our goal to generate... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/become-art-teacher-ame-096/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/become-art-teacher-ame-096/">Why Did You Become an Art Teacher? AME: 096</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jun 13, 2018
10 Tips to Make the Most out of Your Summer: AME 095
38:25
<p>Which statement rings true for you: summer is too short OR summer is long enough? If you’re like most of us, you probably feel as though it is way too short. By the time you’re back into the classroom in August or September it can feel as though you never left. So how do you... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/make-summer-ame-095/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/make-summer-ame-095/">10 Tips to Make the Most out of Your Summer: AME 095</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
May 30, 2018
How to Use Flow Learning™ to Engage Students in Art Making: AME 094
50:03
<p>Have you ever heard of Flow Learning™? It’s a technique that Joseph Cornell from the Sharing Nature Foundation developed to help children channel their natural tendencies and curiosities into focused learning. A fellow Sparkler, Chandi Holliman, shared this approach with me and I was immediately intrigued. In this episode of Art Made Easy, Chandi shares... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/ame-094/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/ame-094/">How to Use Flow Learning™ to Engage Students in Art Making: AME 094</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
May 23, 2018
Charge What You’re Worth: AME 093
32:31
<p>Today on AME, I’m talking all about money…specifically how it applies to art teachers who run classes or workshops or have a product to sell. I’m revealing my strategies for determining how to set the right price for your product service. After 10 years of running an online business, I’ve learned a thing or two... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/charge-youre-worth-ame-093/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/charge-youre-worth-ame-093/">Charge What You’re Worth: AME 093</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
May 16, 2018
How To Cultivate Craftsmanship in Your Art Room: AME 092
47:46
<p>Today I’m talking to an art teacher who confesses to being focused on the end result. Before you judge, listen to how Britt Curley, from the blog, Art Room Britt, sets her intention with her students as they work through mediums, learn techniques and create a beautiful piece of art in the process. Britt puts... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/cultivate-craftsmanship-art-room-ame-092/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/cultivate-craftsmanship-art-room-ame-092/">How To Cultivate Craftsmanship in Your Art Room: AME 092</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
May 09, 2018
Best Practices for Acrylic Paints: AME 091
59:15
<p>Today I’m talking to acrylic artist Anna Bartlett about all things acrylic paints, art studios, paint parties and how to make the easiest sketch books ever. Anna is an artist from Queensland, Australia and the owner of Shiny Happy Art. We met through Instagram and instantly connected over our shared love of bright colors and... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/best-practices-acrylic-paints-ame-091/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/best-practices-acrylic-paints-ame-091/">Best Practices for Acrylic Paints: AME 091</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
May 02, 2018
Head, Heart & Hand: The Waldorf Approach to Managing Young Artists: AME 090
50:52
<p>Sally Haughey Fowler brings absolute wonder to her students through the Waldorf environment. She walks into an art room with intention, passion and enough drama to rival a Disney production. In this episode, Sally discusses her 10 tips for teaching art to kids with emphasis on the Waldorf approach to art. She shares her three... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/head-heart-hand-waldorf-approach-managing-young-artists-ame-090/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/head-heart-hand-waldorf-approach-managing-young-artists-ame-090/">Head, Heart & Hand: The Waldorf Approach to Managing Young Artists: AME 090</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Apr 25, 2018
How a 20-Year Classroom Veteran Transitioned to Teaching Art: AME 089
47:19
<p>Wonder what it’s like to step into the art room serving 500 kids a week after being in a classroom for 20 years? I was curious too, so I asked Crissy Harvey if she would share what that experience was like for her. Crissy is a Sparkler in The Sparklers Club. What she was sharing... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/20-year-classroom-veteran-transitioned-teaching-art-ame-089/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/20-year-classroom-veteran-transitioned-teaching-art-ame-089/">How a 20-Year Classroom Veteran Transitioned to Teaching Art: AME 089</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Apr 18, 2018
Classroom Management Strategies That Work For You: AME 088
55:42
<p>CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES THAT WORK FOR YOU: AME 088 Wouldn’t it be nice if we could step into our art rooms and spend the entire session creating art? Not likely, right? Managing behavior, creating management plans, enforcing rules and asking children to stop talking consumes most of our energy. And when our classroom management plan... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/classroom-management-strategies-work-ame-088/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/classroom-management-strategies-work-ame-088/">Classroom Management Strategies That Work For You: AME 088</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Apr 04, 2018
How One Classroom Teacher Went from Art Breakdown to Art Star: AME 087
49:13
<p>Michelle Gifford, a second-grade teacher from Thousand Oaks California, confessed to failing miserably with her first attempt at teaching art. She had followed her school’s purchased art program but never felt confident that she was giving her students the best art experience. After a miserable open house, where parents expressed disappointment with her art attempts,... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/one-classroom-teacher-went-art-breakdown-art-star-ame-087/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/one-classroom-teacher-went-art-breakdown-art-star-ame-087/">How One Classroom Teacher Went from Art Breakdown to Art Star: AME 087</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 28, 2018
How to Know When It’s Time to Open Your Art Studio: AME 086
59:45
<p>If you’ve ever wondered if opening your own art studio is the right path for you, today’s guest, Arielle Goddard from Art Camp, will share what factors played a significant role in her decision to transition from an art teacher to creative entrepreneur… Arielle will share how she transitioned from a program director and teacher... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/know-time-open-art-studio-ame-086/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/know-time-open-art-studio-ame-086/">How to Know When It’s Time to Open Your Art Studio: AME 086</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 21, 2018
Manifesting Your Ultimate Goal: AME 085
39:56
<p>Do you have a dream that you’ve been working towards? The goal that when accomplished, will fill your bucket list and give you permission to say, I did it? What if, after working tirelessly for years on this one dream, you decide to abandon it…give up. What would that say about you? Are you a... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/manifesting-ultimate-goal-ame-085/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/manifesting-ultimate-goal-ame-085/">Manifesting Your Ultimate Goal: AME 085</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 14, 2018
3 Steps to a Successful Art Show: AME 084
13:07
<p>This is a special bonus episode in response to a beautiful outpouring from a Sparkler inside our private Facebook Group. Her anticipated art show generated only a few attendees and as we can all imagine, low attendance just doesn’t feel great. I know I’ve coordinated many art shows that ranged from just a few parents... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/3-steps-successful-art-show-ame-084/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/3-steps-successful-art-show-ame-084/">3 Steps to a Successful Art Show: AME 084</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 10, 2018
Teaching Kids to Paint: AME 083
36:26
<p>Today I’m answering the most asked questions I receive about teaching kids to paint. This is the second episode in our series, Questions You Were Afraid To Ask. If you want to know how to prevent your paper from curling, wonder why the salting technique doesn’t work for you or whether you should buy acrylic... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/teaching-kids-paint-ame-083/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/teaching-kids-paint-ame-083/">Teaching Kids to Paint: AME 083</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 07, 2018
Teaching Kids How To Draw: AME 082
39:38
<p>We’re going back to basics today to answer 5 questions that you may have been afraid to ask about teaching kids to draw. I’ve been sharing how to teach drawing to kids for a long time but what I noticed was the same 5 questions were asked over and over again by my audience. These... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/teaching-kids-draw-ame-082/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/teaching-kids-draw-ame-082/">Teaching Kids How To Draw: AME 082</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Feb 21, 2018
How to Demonstrate an Art Lesson: AME 081
36:53
<p>The fine art of art demonstrations is not something we learn at school. Often, teachers are plunked in front of a class without knowing exactly what to do. Do you show a finished project? Where do kids sit? Do you have supplies on the table or do you offer a self-serve approach? Believe me, I’ve... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/demonstrate-art-lesson-ame-081/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/demonstrate-art-lesson-ame-081/">How to Demonstrate an Art Lesson: AME 081</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Feb 14, 2018
Supporting & Appreciating Others (plus a few folks who are amazing): AME 080
34:30
<p>In this episode, I share why I feel so strongly about supporting and sharing with others. Why it’s good for me and how sharing, collaborating and being positive shapes my life. I call it living with abundance but it can also be called The Golden Rule: Do to others what you would want them to... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/living-abundance-folks-amazing-ame-080/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/living-abundance-folks-amazing-ame-080/">Supporting & Appreciating Others (plus a few folks who are amazing): AME 080</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Feb 07, 2018
How to Protect Your Content: AME 079
38:20
<p>AME 079: How to Protect Your Creative Content Do you offer tutorials, projects or handouts on social media, but get uneasy when someone swipes your idea? Protecting your creative content, from your Insta-Stories to your blog posts takes consideration. I know exactly how it feels when someone posts your content as their own and it’s... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/protect-content-ame-079/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/protect-content-ame-079/">How to Protect Your Content: AME 079</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jan 31, 2018
Art Meets Storytime: AME 078
38:10
<p>Art Meets Storytime My favorite way to transition a classroom full of kids to an art class is to read a picture book. I’ve been a longtime fan of children’s literature and art so when you put the two together, you have a enraptured audience. Today’s guest is Julia Linsteadt, the co-founder of KidArtLit, a... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-meets-storytime-ame-078/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-meets-storytime-ame-078/">Art Meets Storytime: AME 078</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jan 24, 2018
Word of the Year: AME 077
24:43
<p>What’s Your Word of the Year? In today’s episode, I’ll share how I use mine and how you can incorporate a Word of the Year into your life.  There are parts of this conversation that move past picking a word to represent how you want to feel or what action you want to take in... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/word-year-ame-077/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/word-year-ame-077/">Word of the Year: AME 077</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jan 17, 2018
Classroom Teachers Guide for Teaching Art: AME 076
27:44
<p>CLASSROOM TEACHERS GUIDE FOR TEACHING ART You may wonder how you can teach art to your students if you don’t consider yourself an artist.  Here’s the thing…I don’t believe you need to be a great artist to teach art to kids. You just need a little bit of help. This episode of Art Made Easy offers... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/classroom-teachers-guide-teaching-art-ame-076/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/classroom-teachers-guide-teaching-art-ame-076/">Classroom Teachers Guide for Teaching Art: AME 076</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Dec 20, 2017
How To Love Your Job: AME 075
34:37
<p>Have you ever felt frustrated or flustered at work? Perhaps a bit anxious or uncertain? Creating art lessons, prepping supplies, managing behaviors and dealing with uncertainty can challenge even the best of us. Today’s episode of Art Made Easy takes a look at how one book, Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield changed the way I... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/love-job-ame-075/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/love-job-ame-075/">How To Love Your Job: AME 075</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Dec 13, 2017
5 Ways You Are Making A Difference: AME 074
28:20
<p>Occasionally, our efforts to make an impact show up in sweet love notes from a first-grader or a required essay to a favorite teacher. Sometimes it’s larger and grander in scale like your annual art show.  Other days, the monotony of daily routines, sassy kids and challenging schedules make it hard to tell if what... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/5-ways-making-difference-ame-074/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/5-ways-making-difference-ame-074/">5 Ways You Are Making A Difference: AME 074</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Dec 06, 2017
The Life Journey of a Creative: AME 073
42:03
<p>Bar Rucci grew up in a creative household. She was determined to go to art school despite her parent’s plea to become a computer programmer.  As a true creative, she compromised on the selection of her major,  attended Skidmore College and graduated with a degree in Art and a minor in Early Childhood Development. What... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/life-journey-creative-ame-073/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/life-journey-creative-ame-073/">The Life Journey of a Creative: AME 073</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Nov 22, 2017
The Power of Refraining your Life: AME 072
42:44
<p>Today I’m talking to Laurie Police Short, author of When Changing Nothing Changes Everything.  In this episode we’re talking about how changing perspective can alter behavior and ultimately our life. With the help of four different lenses, Laurie shows you how the way you see can have an impact on how you live. This is... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/power-refraining-life-ame-072/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/power-refraining-life-ame-072/">The Power of Refraining your Life: AME 072</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Nov 15, 2017
Art from India: AME 071
53:13
<p>Whenever I explore cultural art projects, I wonder if the lesson I plan will reflect on the values and traditions of the designated country. There have been so many times when I’m knee-deep in Google searches that I wish I could just call someone and have them tell me the most popular art styles in... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/payal-wachhar-and-art-from-india-ame-071/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/payal-wachhar-and-art-from-india-ame-071/">Art from India: AME 071</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Nov 08, 2017
5 Literacy Strategies for the Art Room: AME 070
50:06
<p>Are you using literacy strategies in your art room? If you are, you know how effective they can be for engaging students, connecting content areas with your lessons and providing an opportunity for children to analyze art. If you’re not sure, you might be surprised with how easy you can adapt simple literacy strategies in... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/5-literacy-strategies-for-the-art-room-ame-070/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/5-literacy-strategies-for-the-art-room-ame-070/">5 Literacy Strategies for the Art Room: AME 070</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Oct 25, 2017
Tips for Teaching Art in a Title One School: AME 069
43:14
<p>Teaching art in a Title 1 school can be challenging. Often there is limited funding for art supplies, behavioral issues and lack of support. Although, depending on your perspective, teaching at a Title 1 school can be no different than any other school. At least that’s how it was for me. I taught in a... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/tips-teaching-art-title-one-school-ame-069/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/tips-teaching-art-title-one-school-ame-069/">Tips for Teaching Art in a Title One School: AME 069</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Oct 17, 2017
Art at Home Toolkit & Guide: AME 068
33:55
<p>Teaching art at home to a few children is quite different than teaching 30 children in a classroom. It means you have more flexibility and freedom to create art when and how you want. I’ve taught in classrooms, art rooms and around my dining room table and love the nuances that each setting brings. This... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-home-toolkit-guide-ame-068/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-home-toolkit-guide-ame-068/">Art at Home Toolkit & Guide: AME 068</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Oct 03, 2017
How to Start an Art Rotation & Seek Funding: AME 067
52:45
<p>Are you a classroom teacher who is required to teach art but not sure where to start? Or perhaps you want to collaborate with your grade level peers and start an art rotation? Lynda Gordon, a third grade teacher from Lompoc, California can relate. When her school’s art teacher left, Lynda took on the role... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/start-art-rotation-seek-funding-ame-067/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/start-art-rotation-seek-funding-ame-067/">How to Start an Art Rotation & Seek Funding: AME 067</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Sep 27, 2017
Five Questions to Ask to Set Your Art Curriculum Intentions: AME 066
32:09
<p>Have you ever wondered whether it is better to have a plethora of creative works at the end of a term so that students have a general working knowledge of many styles and techniques OR just a few projects that dive deep into just a few areas at a time? When it comes to elementary... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/5-questions-ask-help-set-art-curriculum-intentions-ame-066/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/5-questions-ask-help-set-art-curriculum-intentions-ame-066/">Five Questions to Ask to Set Your Art Curriculum Intentions: AME 066</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Sep 20, 2017
Behind Dot Day Projects – The Benefits of Expressive Art: AME 065
30:53
<p>International Dot Day, based on Peter Reynold’s book, The Dot, is coming up on September 15th. The Dot is the story of Vashti who is overwhelmed at the sight of a blank piece of paper. Her art teacher gently encourages her to explore art her way. Most art teachers consider Peter Reynold’s books essential reads... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/ame-065-behind-dot-day-projects-benefits-expressive-art/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/ame-065-behind-dot-day-projects-benefits-expressive-art/">Behind Dot Day Projects – The Benefits of Expressive Art: AME 065</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Sep 12, 2017
4 Steps to Designing Your Perfect Art Program: AME 064
47:42
<p>Teaching art to hundreds of children requires creativity, passion, and buckets of planning time. I spent years developing an art program that represented my personal preferences for art but also incorporated elements that brought out the best in even the most reluctant artist. Download the Art Teacher’s Toolkit and follow along as I share what... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/ame-064/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/ame-064/">4 Steps to Designing Your Perfect Art Program: AME 064</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Aug 16, 2017
Strategies for the First Day of Art Class: AME 063
33:53
<p>Whether you are a brand new teacher preparing for your first art class or an experienced art teacher looking to change things up, knowing what to do on the first day of school can be challenging. We all have questions: Do you create art right away or do you establish a management plan? You may... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/ame-063/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/ame-063/">Strategies for the First Day of Art Class: AME 063</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Aug 09, 2017
How One Classroom Teacher Transitioned to her Dream Job as an Art Teacher with Denise Lediaev: AME 062
39:44
<p>Former classroom teacher, Denise Lediaev, didn’t know how much she loved teaching art until she became a full-time art teacher in Adelaide, Australia. Listen to how Denise transitioned to this role with grace and enthusiasm. She is humbled to have a supportive school, loads of resources and an assistant but it’s her love of teaching... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/ame-062-one-classroom-teacher-transitioned-dream-job-art-teacher-denise-lediaev/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/ame-062-one-classroom-teacher-transitioned-dream-job-art-teacher-denise-lediaev/">How One Classroom Teacher Transitioned to her Dream Job as an Art Teacher with Denise Lediaev: AME 062</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jul 26, 2017
Taking a Chance & Pursuing Passion with Kristy GoPaul from Trinidad: AME 061
34:12
<p>We all have a dream—something we long to do if only…the if only’s have a tendency to get in the way for most of us, but not Kristy. Growing up in Trinidad & Tobago, Kristy remembers always gravitating towards anything creative. But in an educational climate where only academics are encouraged, Kristy was encouraged to... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/taking-chance-pursuing-passion-kristy-gopaul-trinidad-ame-061/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/taking-chance-pursuing-passion-kristy-gopaul-trinidad-ame-061/">Taking a Chance & Pursuing Passion with Kristy GoPaul from Trinidad: AME 061</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jul 19, 2017
Drawing Tips & Teaching Art to All Ages: AME 060
<p>Discover how Louise McKeon turned her career as an illustrator and graphic artist to a full time career as an art teacher for all ages. Using the stunning natural surroundings of Cork, Ireland to inspire her lessons, Louise believes in teaching the fundamentals of how to use different mediums as a base for many projects. Louise shares the history of... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/drawing-tips-teaching-art-to-all-ages-60/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/drawing-tips-teaching-art-to-all-ages-60/">Drawing Tips & Teaching Art to All Ages: AME 060</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jul 07, 2017
Teaching Art in a Remote Village in Northern India: AME 059
36:16
<p>How do you introduce children to art in a remote region of the world where  children have little exposure to expressive art? Where do you start? Where do you find supplies? Celia Fisher not only has the resume, but the passion. Working with slum kids in Southern India, an indigenous school in Queensland and at an... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/teaching-art-remote-village-northern-india-ame-059/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/teaching-art-remote-village-northern-india-ame-059/">Teaching Art in a Remote Village in Northern India: AME 059</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jun 20, 2017
Art Stories From Around the World – Bahrain: AME 058
37:46
<p>Sana Asad is the second art teacher featured in our summer art series, Art Stories from Around the World by sharing her experiences while teaching art in Bahrain. Born in Pakistan and into a culture where art is considered a craft to pass the time, Sana stuck to her dream of pursuing a career in... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-stories-around-world-bahrain-ame-058/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-stories-around-world-bahrain-ame-058/">Art Stories From Around the World – Bahrain: AME 058</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jun 14, 2017
Art Stories From Around the World – China: AME 057
40:03
<p>I’m so excited to kick off our summer podcast series, Art Stories from Around the World! After starting Deep Space Sparkle’s membership program last year, I couldn’t help but marvel at what global sharing community we created. We have members from every corner of the globe…Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, France, UK, Russia, Australia, New... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-stories-around-world-china-ame-057/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-stories-around-world-china-ame-057/">Art Stories From Around the World – China: AME 057</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jun 07, 2017
Teaching Art to Children with Special Needs: AME 056
47:38
<p>There is a huge effort to mainstream children with special needs but often teachers have no formal training in the special needs area. Debi London experienced this first hand as an art teacher and as a mother of a child with autism how important it is to be aware of the small things a teacher can... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/teaching-art-children-special-needs-ame-056/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/teaching-art-children-special-needs-ame-056/">Teaching Art to Children with Special Needs: AME 056</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
May 31, 2017
How to Deal with Negative Feedback: AME 055
40:57
<p>The absolute worst experience for any teacher is receiving a negative comment from a parent or peer. When the negative comment comes in the form of an email asking why you disciplined a child the way you did, you start to question everything. But it doesn’t have to derail your efforts. By examining the perspective... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/deal-negative-feedback-ame-055/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/deal-negative-feedback-ame-055/">How to Deal with Negative Feedback: AME 055</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
May 24, 2017
A Conversation with a First Year Art Teacher: AME 054
56:41
<p>Teaching art to kids in your home or at school for the very first time is exciting, but challenging. Developing your teaching style, understanding how children create, and determining what style of lessons to teach can be a slow process. Today’s show features Deep Space Sparkle member, Lesly Chamate from Florida. As a first time... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/conversation-first-year-art-teacher-ame-054/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/conversation-first-year-art-teacher-ame-054/">A Conversation with a First Year Art Teacher: AME 054</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
May 17, 2017
6 Factors for a Successful Management Plan: AME 053
45:56
<p>Classroom management is one of the hardest elements of being an art teacher. If you don’t have a plan, philosophy or strategy then art-making takes a back seat. I believe it’s all about creating an environment in which your students look forward to coming to your class and equally important, creating an environment in which... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/6-factors-successful-management-plan-ame-053/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/6-factors-successful-management-plan-ame-053/">6 Factors for a Successful Management Plan: AME 053</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
May 10, 2017
3 Techniques to Try with Tempera Paint: AME 052
29:17
<p>When it comes to painting techniques, most of us think about watercolor paints. There is so much you can do with these watery colors: resist, wet-on-wet, salting, etc. But if you use liquid tempera paint for most of your art projects, you may feel like you’re stuck with a simple stroke application. For me, tempera paints offer kids... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/3-techniques-try-tempera-paint-ame-052/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/3-techniques-try-tempera-paint-ame-052/">3 Techniques to Try with Tempera Paint: AME 052</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
May 03, 2017
Summer Camp Start-Up Advice: AME 051
34:09
<p>As the school year starts to wind down, now is a good time to consider your summer plans. I hope they involve a deck and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc but if your mind is wandering towards earning some extra money, this episode is for you. I want to give you permission to finally say YES... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/summer-camp-start-advice-ame-051/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/summer-camp-start-advice-ame-051/">Summer Camp Start-Up Advice: AME 051</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Apr 26, 2017
Retirement Dreams & Children’s Books with Sparkler Gloria Mathews: AME 050
54:47
<p>Today’s episode is special. Deep Space Sparkle member, Gloria Mathews is the quintessential Sparkler: creative, sharing, and kind. She is always the first one to comment, cheer on and celebrate other’s success in their journey as an art teacher. Gloria is a retired classroom teacher who transitioned to teaching art a couple of days per... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/retirement-dreams-childrens-books-sparkler-gloria-matthews-ame-050/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/retirement-dreams-childrens-books-sparkler-gloria-matthews-ame-050/">Retirement Dreams & Children’s Books with Sparkler Gloria Mathews: AME 050</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Apr 19, 2017
Teaching Art at Home: AME 049
31:32
<p>With the deadline of my first book approaching, I have uncovered a few differences between teaching art in a small group setting and teaching art in a classroom. Having a series of private workshops for the kids who are helping me with my book has allowed me to witness first hand what a private or... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/teaching-art-home-ame-049/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/teaching-art-home-ame-049/">Teaching Art at Home: AME 049</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Apr 12, 2017
A Chat with Team Sparkle Marisa Gebert: AME 048
49:34
<p>Marisa is a former K-8 art teacher from Georgia who was one of over 500 people who applied for a job as a standards writer for Deep Space Sparkle last Spring. Marisa helps teachers all over the world by providing documentation for all of the DSS lessons inside The Sparklers Members Club. Life has changed... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/chat-team-sparkle-marisa-gebert-ame-048/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/chat-team-sparkle-marisa-gebert-ame-048/">A Chat with Team Sparkle Marisa Gebert: AME 048</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Apr 05, 2017
From Nurse to Watercolor Artist with Gina Lee Kim: AME 047
45:33
<p>Did you go to school for one thing only to end up doing something entirely different?  Most often these types of career pivots happen to us once we discover that we need to create. If you yearn to create art full-time but are in a job you know isn’t meant for you, Gina’s story will... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/from-nurse-to-watercolor-artist-with-gina-lee-kim-ame-047/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/from-nurse-to-watercolor-artist-with-gina-lee-kim-ame-047/">From Nurse to Watercolor Artist with Gina Lee Kim: AME 047</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 29, 2017
My Favorite Books: AME 046
33:30
<p>Whenever I find myself stuck for inspiration, I always turn to books. Picture books are a secret passion of mine. I love looking at the exquisite illustrations as it puts me back in touch with why art is important. Children learn much about the world through books and as educators we can use books to... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/my-favorite-books-ame-046/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/my-favorite-books-ame-046/">My Favorite Books: AME 046</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 22, 2017
How to Incorporate STEAM Projects Into Your Art Room: AME 045
44:32
<p>Are you wondering what STEAM based art education is all about?  Art teacher Amy Zschaber will shine the light on what’s possible for art educators. Quite honestly, I was never a fan of replacing studio arts with anything digital or math related. Now I realize how short sighted I was. Amy describes an art curriculum... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-incorporate-steam-projects-into-your-art-room-ame-045/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-incorporate-steam-projects-into-your-art-room-ame-045/">How to Incorporate STEAM Projects Into Your Art Room: AME 045</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 15, 2017
Avoiding the Comparison Trap: AME 044
42:55
<p>Have you ever felt defeated when teachers receive more recognition than you? Do you wonder how others get more followers on social media or why some speaker’s sessions are packed? If you ever felt that awful feeling of comparing yourself to others, this episode is for you. I share my business journey from when I started my blog to how I ended up... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/avoiding-the-comparison-trap-ame-044/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/avoiding-the-comparison-trap-ame-044/">Avoiding the Comparison Trap: AME 044</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 08, 2017
Family Art Nights: AME 043
45:32
<p>Hosting a family art night can be the best way to build support for your art program, boost parent involvement and advocate for your program within your community. In this episode, I share my experiences with my own family art night both as a parent and as the organizer. I walk you through what worked... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/family-art-nights-ame-043/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/family-art-nights-ame-043/">Family Art Nights: AME 043</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 01, 2017
How to Engage, Inspire and Create Art Room Magic with Sally Haughey: AME 042
56:38
<p>On today’s episode, I’m talking with Sally Haughey from Fairy Dust Teaching. If you’re not familiar with her work, you really need to check out her blog, Fairy Dust Teaching.  Sally and I chat about the best way to engage young children in the art making space. You’ll learn why the method Sally uses is just so important... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-engage-inspire-and-create-art-room-magic-with-sally-haughey-ame/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-engage-inspire-and-create-art-room-magic-with-sally-haughey-ame/">How to Engage, Inspire and Create Art Room Magic with Sally Haughey: AME 042</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Feb 22, 2017
How to Talk to Administrators & Parents About Your Art Program: AME 041
32:54
<p>One of the hardest parts about being an art teacher is advocating for your art program. Feeling vulnerable to budget cuts, constantly aligning with new standards, accommodating everyone’s perception and expectation of what art should be can be very challenging. Recently I asked the Sparklers to share what their biggest struggles are right now in... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-talk-to-administrators-parents-about-your-art-program-ame-041/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-talk-to-administrators-parents-about-your-art-program-ame-041/">How to Talk to Administrators & Parents About Your Art Program: AME 041</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Feb 15, 2017
Sparkler Spotlight & Small Studio Advice: AME 040
31:22
<p>Since the creation of Deep Space Sparkle’s Members Club (join waitlist) last June, I’ve made it my goal to help serve and support teachers on their path as art teachers. One of the newest features of the membership is the Sparkler Spotlight. This is where I share members stories on how they became an art teacher,... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/sparkler-spotlight-small-studio-advice-ame-040/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/sparkler-spotlight-small-studio-advice-ame-040/">Sparkler Spotlight & Small Studio Advice: AME 040</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Feb 08, 2017
Success Secrets of a Process-Based Art Studio: Art Made Easy 039
39:17
<p>After hosting pop up art classes in her garage, art teacher and blogger Meri Cherry listened to her intuition and opened her first art studio in Southern California. Eight months later, Meri serves her creative community by offering everything from toddler art sessions to family art nights. Learn how Meri created a thriving business and... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/success-secrets-of-a-process-based-art-studio-art-made-easy-039/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/success-secrets-of-a-process-based-art-studio-art-made-easy-039/">Success Secrets of a Process-Based Art Studio: Art Made Easy 039</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Feb 01, 2017
Same Project, Different Results: Art Made Easy 038
27:50
<p>Does this sound familiar? You teach a lesson and it goes terrific: the students understand the concepts and are totally engaged, but then you go to teach the same lesson at a different school, and it fails. The students don’t grasp the concepts and want to do their own thing. What do you do? This... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/same-project-different-results-art-made-easy-038/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/same-project-different-results-art-made-easy-038/">Same Project, Different Results: Art Made Easy 038</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jan 18, 2017
The Organized Art Teacher: Art Made Easy 037
38:46
<p>Do you feel overwhelmed when you look at your stacks of lesson plans and project ideas? Ever wondered how other art teachers store their lesson plans and samples? And what is the best way to store artwork? Start the year off with an organized mindset by hearing how Patty organized her hundreds of lesson plans... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/the-organized-art-teacher-art-made-easy-037/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/the-organized-art-teacher-art-made-easy-037/">The Organized Art Teacher: Art Made Easy 037</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jan 11, 2017
Incorporating STEAM Projects into your Art Room: Art Made Easy 036
42:36
<p>Are you looking to incorporate a few STEAM art activities into your curriculum this year? Ana Dziengle from Babble, Dabble Do is this week’s guest on the podcast. If you haven’t met Ana before, I know you’ll love her. She’s the type of girl you want as a friend. And since she is originally from Santa... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/incorporating-steam-projects-into-your-art-room-art-made-easy-036/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/incorporating-steam-projects-into-your-art-room-art-made-easy-036/">Incorporating STEAM Projects into your Art Room: Art Made Easy 036</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jan 04, 2017
Beyond Lesson Plans – Modern Ways to Connect & Collaborate in Your Art Room – AME 035
43:57
<p>Are you looking for ways to spruce up your art program? Move beyond traditional lesson plans with artist trading cards, a flipped classroom and QR codes. Nic Hahn, author of the popular blog, Mini Matisse, shares how she transitioned to a choice-based art room, how she uses videos to flip her classroom plus she shares... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/beyond-lesson-plans-modern-ways-to-connect-collaborate-in-your-art-room-art-made-easy-035/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/beyond-lesson-plans-modern-ways-to-connect-collaborate-in-your-art-room-art-made-easy-035/">Beyond Lesson Plans – Modern Ways to Connect & Collaborate in Your Art Room – AME 035</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Nov 30, 2016
How to Handle the Holiday Crush – AME 034
44:24
<p>The holidays don’t need to be a time for stressful schedules and hectic classes. Make this season your best ever by determining what your holiday intentions are, how to navigate your school’s holiday celebration parameters and what projects to do with your students that will deliver smiles for all. In this episode, Patty addresses the... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-handle-the-holiday-crush-art-made-easy-034/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-handle-the-holiday-crush-art-made-easy-034/">How to Handle the Holiday Crush – AME 034</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Nov 23, 2016
Top Tips for being an Awesome Art Room Volunteer- Art Made Easy 033
39:56
<p>In today’s episode, I answer a question from Ashley, a member of Deep Space Sparkle’s Members’ Club. Ashley asks, How do you train volunteers so they become an art room asset instead of a liability? This is such a great question. I’ve been a volunteer in my children’s classes and had the opportunity to work with some of the... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/top-tips-for-being-an-awesome-art-room-volunteer-art-made-easy-033/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/top-tips-for-being-an-awesome-art-room-volunteer-art-made-easy-033/">Top Tips for being an Awesome Art Room Volunteer- Art Made Easy 033</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Nov 09, 2016
The SPARKLE Method for Lesson Development – Art Made Easy 032
50:33
<p>Developing art lessons can be overwhelming to create with a busy schedule. Sure you can use the same art lessons every year but every now and again, you’ll want (or be required) to create lessons for a very specific topic or subject. Over the years, I created a criteria for assessing whether or not a... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/the-sparkle-method-for-lesson-development-art-made-easy-032/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/the-sparkle-method-for-lesson-development-art-made-easy-032/">The SPARKLE Method for Lesson Development – Art Made Easy 032</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Nov 02, 2016
How to Manage Overwhelm: Art Made Easy 031
40:59
<p>Are you feeling overwhelmed? I must admit that this year has been an intentionally busy one for me. In order to prevent overwhelm, I fall back on 5 strategies that keep me focused on what is important, what I value and the most important tasks I need to accomplished in a day. This episode will... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-manage-overwhelm-art-made-easy-031/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-manage-overwhelm-art-made-easy-031/">How to Manage Overwhelm: Art Made Easy 031</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Oct 26, 2016
Crafting with Red Ted Art: Art Made Easy 030
45:29
<p>Do you love creating crafts with your kids? Or creating art based on famous artists? Learn how engineer turned crafter, Maggy Woodley started Red Ted Art, an arts & craft blog for kids. The success of her blog lead to her first book deal, Cute & Easy Crafts for Kids and grew her Facebook page to... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/crafting-with-red-ted-art-art-made-easy-030/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/crafting-with-red-ted-art-art-made-easy-030/">Crafting with Red Ted Art: Art Made Easy 030</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Oct 19, 2016
Perfect Timing: Solutions for Early Finishers – Art Made Easy 029
42:23
<p>Do you get frustrated when your students rush to finish a project to work on free drawing or a coloring sheet? Do you find you are constantly being challenge to find solutions for early finishers? In this episode of Art Made Easy, I walk you through strategies to help your students finish an art project during... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/perfect-timing-solutions-for-early-finishers-art-made-easy-029/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/perfect-timing-solutions-for-early-finishers-art-made-easy-029/">Perfect Timing: Solutions for Early Finishers – Art Made Easy 029</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Oct 12, 2016
Life After Teaching Part II – Art Made Easy 028
50:16
<p>Have you ever wondered whether you could run your own creative business? In this episode, I’ll walk you through what its like owning a business, qualities you need to possess to be an entrepreneur and what to look for when deciding what type of business you would like to run. This episode is perfect for anyone... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/life-after-teaching-part-ii-art-made-easy-028/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/life-after-teaching-part-ii-art-made-easy-028/">Life After Teaching Part II – Art Made Easy 028</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Oct 06, 2016
Life After Teaching – Art Made Easy 027
44:24
<p>Are you dreaming of what life will look like after you retire from teaching art? Or perhaps you’ve had enough of teaching and are ready to move on? Today’s episode helps a reader bridge the gap between finding happiness as a K-8 public elementary art teacher and her dreams of opening up a children’s art... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/life-after-teaching-art-made-easy-027/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/life-after-teaching-art-made-easy-027/">Life After Teaching – Art Made Easy 027</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Sep 29, 2016
Unlocking Your Potential with Personality Tests – Art Made Easy 026
39:49
<p>In this episode of Art Made Easy I’m diving down the rabbit hole of personality tests. Don’t know if you are a fan, but I’ve been literally obsessed with the Myers-Briggs test since I listen to The Mind Your Business podcast a few months ago. Here’s what I learned; by knowing what makes you tick, you... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/unlocking-your-potential-with-personality-tests-art-made-easy-026/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/unlocking-your-potential-with-personality-tests-art-made-easy-026/">Unlocking Your Potential with Personality Tests – Art Made Easy 026</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Sep 21, 2016
About Guided Drawings: AME 025
30:41
<p>To start off Season Two of Art Made Easy, I’m answering a member’s question about Guided Drawings. Gloria asks: “Sometimes when I am doing a directed drawing lesson, like the Matisse fish bowl, rabbits, pumpkins or really, whatever …. I’ll always get the question from my students Do I have to do it that way?... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/about-guided-drawings-art-made-easy-025/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/about-guided-drawings-art-made-easy-025/">About Guided Drawings: AME 025</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Sep 14, 2016
Creative Books to Read This Summer – Art Made Easy 024
29:39
<p>Today is the last episode of Art Made Easy Season One! When I embarked on this podcast journey, my intentions was to test out the platform, see if anyone was interested in listening to what I had to say and to share my love of teaching art through others. I’m proud that the show has over 65K downloads... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/creative-books-to-read-this-summer-art-made-easy-024/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/creative-books-to-read-this-summer-art-made-easy-024/">Creative Books to Read This Summer – Art Made Easy 024</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jun 15, 2016
Your School Year in Review – Art Made Easy 023
43:25
<p>New Year’s Resolutions aren’t just for January! As the school year draws to a close, now is the perfect time to reflect on your year, celebrate your achievements, review what you want to improve on and get clear on how you want the 2016-17 year to look and feel. Reflecting upon your successes, failures (yes,... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/ame023/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/ame023/">Your School Year in Review – Art Made Easy 023</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jun 08, 2016
How to Use Pinterest in the Art Room – Art Made Easy 022
41:13
<p>I’m excited for you to meet art  teacher and anointed Pinterest Art Queen, Donna Staten. Donna is an art teacher from Austin, Texas who is known for her HUGE following on Pinterest. And because of her Pinterest efforts, Donna has been invited to be a part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council. Pretty impressive, right?... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-use-pinterest-in-the-art-room-art-made-easy-022/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-use-pinterest-in-the-art-room-art-made-easy-022/">How to Use Pinterest in the Art Room – Art Made Easy 022</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jun 01, 2016
How to Break Down Barriers & Showcase Your Talent – Art Made Easy 021
51:39
<p>Art teacher and blogger, Ginger Bowerman-Pacer of Paintbrush Rocket shares how she pushed past the barriers that were holding her back from creating a platform for her teaching resources. In an honest and vulnerable conversation about the joys and struggles of teaching art, Ginger confronts the stories she told herself that prevented her from starting... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-break-down-barriers-showcase-your-talent-art-made-easy-021/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-break-down-barriers-showcase-your-talent-art-made-easy-021/">How to Break Down Barriers & Showcase Your Talent – Art Made Easy 021</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
May 25, 2016
The Best Art Products to Use with Kids – Art Made Easy 020
41:20
<p>THE BEST ART PRODUCTS TO USE WITH KIDS: AME 020 Ready to order your first shipment of art supplies and don’t know what to order? Curious why some art supplies are better than others? Today’s episode of Art Made Easy helps identify why some paints, paper and brushes deserve a place on your art supply shelf.... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/the-best-art-products-to-use-with-kids-art-made-easy-020/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/the-best-art-products-to-use-with-kids-art-made-easy-020/">The Best Art Products to Use with Kids – Art Made Easy 020</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
May 18, 2016
How to Talk to Kids about Art – Art Made Easy 019
40:47
<p>Do you hit the google search button whenever you need to introduce a famous artist before an art lesson? I know I’ve filled the white board with a few boring facts a few times. What if I told you you didn’t have to research a thing about a famous artist? Today’s guest, Cindy Ingram from... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-art-art-made-easy-019/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-art-art-made-easy-019/">How to Talk to Kids about Art – Art Made Easy 019</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
May 11, 2016
How to Host Your Own Art Workshop – Art Made Easy 018
48:27
<p>Do peers ever ask you to share your teaching secrets?  Do you specialize in an area of art-making? Does generating extra income sound appealing? If there is a yes in there somewhere, this episode is for you. In this episode, I unpack how I developed and executed my successful Art Workshop. I break down the process from... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-host-your-own-art-workshop-art-made-easy-018/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/how-to-host-your-own-art-workshop-art-made-easy-018/">How to Host Your Own Art Workshop – Art Made Easy 018</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
May 04, 2016
Teaching from a Cart – Art Made Easy 017
40:51
<p>Do you teach art from a cart? Or travel from school to school with your car packed with art supplies and resources? Today’s guest Heidi O’Hanley has spent most of her career traveling from school to school and teaching from a cart. It sounds impossible and maybe even a bit scary, but Heidi is here... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/teaching-from-a-cart-art-made-easy-017/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/teaching-from-a-cart-art-made-easy-017/">Teaching from a Cart – Art Made Easy 017</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Apr 27, 2016
5 Mindset Shifts That Made a Difference in My Life – Art Made Easy 016
30:45
<p>Why do things always seem to work out for some people and not for others? Do you have goals in your life that just don’t seem attainable? I’m a firm believer that you can achieve anything you want–happiness in your job, great relationship with your spouse, joy-filled hobbies–but there are some age-old philosophies that make... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-016/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-016/">5 Mindset Shifts That Made a Difference in My Life – Art Made Easy 016</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Apr 20, 2016
How to Draw with Kids & Create a Rockin’ YouTube Show – Art Made Easy 015
38:24
<p>Drawing with kids is probably the best job in the world which is exactly what Rob Jensen does with his three kids 5 days a week. After starting Art Hub for Kids in 2012, Rob shares his love of art with his kids by committing to a 5-day a week art show in YouTube. His... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-014-how-to-draw-with-kids-create-a-rockin-youtube-show/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-014-how-to-draw-with-kids-create-a-rockin-youtube-show/">How to Draw with Kids & Create a Rockin’ YouTube Show – Art Made Easy 015</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Apr 13, 2016
From Blog to Book- Art Made Easy 014
32:38
<p>Jeanette Nyberg, author of the popular art blog Craftwhack and former professional artist, traded in her paintbrushes for a keyboard after the birth of her kids. Discovering that her love of kid’s art was just as passionate as her former painting days, Jeanette started a blog that changed, transformed and ultimately lead her to her... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-014-from-blog-to-book/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-014-from-blog-to-book/">From Blog to Book- Art Made Easy 014</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Apr 06, 2016
The Scoping & Sequencing of Portrait-Making: AME 013
50:38
<p>Creating a portrait in elementary school is a natural part of any art curriculum. Over my 13 years as an art teacher, I taught thousands of kids how to draw portraits–whether of themselves, a friend or an imaginary person. It may surprise you that teaching a child how to draw a portrait is not just... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-013-the-scoping-sequencing-of-portrait-making/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-013-the-scoping-sequencing-of-portrait-making/">The Scoping & Sequencing of Portrait-Making: AME 013</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 30, 2016
Easy Management Tips for Creating Your Dream Class – Art Made Easy 012
37:21
<p>Do your students blurt out at random moments during your demonstrations? Do you have trouble getting kids to listen or take you seriously? Do you have children that always seem to be pushing your buttons? Does your clean-up routine border on chaotic? I know that I’ve struggled with behavioral issues, stressful transitions and more than a few wild classes... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-012-easy-management-tips-for-creating-your-dream-class/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-012-easy-management-tips-for-creating-your-dream-class/">Easy Management Tips for Creating Your Dream Class – Art Made Easy 012</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 23, 2016
Working Through Mistakes- Art Made Easy 011
30:49
<p>If you teach art to children, no doubt that you’ve come across a child who is unhappy with their work. Some children become rattled by a torn piece of paper or even a color choice. What can you do to help these children work through the sticky points of art-making? There is plenty of advice... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-011-working-through-mistakes/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-011-working-through-mistakes/">Working Through Mistakes- Art Made Easy 011</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 16, 2016
Tips for Running an After-School Art Program – Art Made Easy 010
36:34
<p>Kathy Barbro was one of the first art educators to offer online art resources through her site, Art Project for Kids.  No doubt you have seen or purchased her wonderful artist-inspired collaborative murals for your students to color. After speaking with Kathy for the first time in January, I realized there was so much more to... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-010-tips-for-running-an-after-school-art-program/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-010-tips-for-running-an-after-school-art-program/">Tips for Running an After-School Art Program – Art Made Easy 010</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 09, 2016
From Art Educator to Art Entrepreneur: AME 009
54:30
<p>Megan Schiller is the founder of The Art Pantry, a design studio specializing in children’s creative play spaces. She is a former Reggio-inspired preschool teacher and art educator and her mission is to encourage creative independence and learning through inspired spaces. Megan works one-on-one with people in Northern California looking to set up creative play... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-009-from-art-educator-to-art-entrepreneur/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-009-from-art-educator-to-art-entrepreneur/">From Art Educator to Art Entrepreneur: AME 009</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Mar 02, 2016
Secrets of a Teachers Pay Teachers Top Seller: AME 008
47:41
<p>Have your colleagues ever told you how well you explained a lesson? Or how creative you are? Do people always ask you for advice? If any of these questions ring true for you then you need to listen to this episode. Jennifer White shares how she went from teaching during the day and working as a cashier at... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-008-secrets-of-a-teachers-pay-teachers-top-seller/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-008-secrets-of-a-teachers-pay-teachers-top-seller/">Secrets of a Teachers Pay Teachers Top Seller: AME 008</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Feb 24, 2016
How to Create a Thematic Art Unit with Laura Lohmann: AME 007
42:48
<p>Have you ever wondered how art teachers come up with so many fabulous lessons? Today I talk to Laura Lohmann from the blog, Painted Paper, on her strategy for designing & implementing her amazing school-wide thematic units. She walks you through the steps she uses to select a year long art theme, strategies that go into designing the... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-007-how-to-create-a-thematic-art-unit-with-laura-lohmann/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-007-how-to-create-a-thematic-art-unit-with-laura-lohmann/">How to Create a Thematic Art Unit with Laura Lohmann: AME 007</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Feb 17, 2016
Tips to Help Gauge if an Art Project is Right for Your Class: AME 006
49:41
<p>How do I gauge if a lesson is too easy or too complicated for an age group? I get asked that a lot. And Heaven’s knows, I’ve tried to answer that question myself on more than one occasion. But here’s the thing: judging whether a lesson will work with your little charges gets easier and easier.... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-project-suitability/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-project-suitability/">Tips to Help Gauge if an Art Project is Right for Your Class: AME 006</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Feb 10, 2016
Artful Practices for Young Makers with Rachelle Doorley: AME 005
50:12
<p>Today is episode 5 of Art made Easy. I promised you back in November that if I decided to host a podcast, I would commit to at least 6-months. The learning curve has been steep and the investment of time is immense, but I love having conversations with creative folks in our industry. I’m learning how a... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-005-artful-practices-for-young-makers-with-rachelle-doorley/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-005-artful-practices-for-young-makers-with-rachelle-doorley/">Artful Practices for Young Makers with Rachelle Doorley: AME 005</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Feb 03, 2016
The Secret to a Joy-Filled Art Room & How To Teach Collaborative Projects: AME 004
54:03
<p>Thank you so much for all of your support during the launch of Art Made Easy. I was super excited to see my logo in iTunes New & Noteworthy section of the podcast page (Kids & Family) and as the TOP podcast in iTunes Education (k-12) Category. What a thrill! And it was all because... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-004-the-secret-to-a-joy-filled-art-room-how-to-teach-collaborative-projects/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-004-the-secret-to-a-joy-filled-art-room-how-to-teach-collaborative-projects/">The Secret to a Joy-Filled Art Room & How To Teach Collaborative Projects: AME 004</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jan 28, 2016
How to Assess Student Artwork & Qualities of a Great Art Teacher: AME 003
1:02:24
<p>Welcome to my third episode of Art Made Easy! Thank you so much for the overwhelming support for the creation of this podcast. I can only say that I have a great line-up of guests and topics to share with you in the upcoming weeks and months. Today I am interviewing Jessica Balsley from the Art... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-003-how-to-assess-student-artwork-qualities-of-a-great-art-teacher/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-003-how-to-assess-student-artwork-qualities-of-a-great-art-teacher/">How to Assess Student Artwork & Qualities of a Great Art Teacher: AME 003</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jan 20, 2016
Steps to Hosting Painting Parties and Overcoming Obstacles with Heidi Easley: AME 002
46:52
<p>Today on the podcast, I interview Heidi Easley, owner of Texas Art & Soul. Not only is Heidi a part-time K-5 art teacher but she runs a thriving paint party business in Dallas, Texas. Heidi is going to walk you through the process of hosting your own painting party, whether you host a small event with family and friends... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-002steps-to-hosting-painting-parties-and-overcoming-obstacles-with-art-teacher-heidi-easley/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-002steps-to-hosting-painting-parties-and-overcoming-obstacles-with-art-teacher-heidi-easley/">Steps to Hosting Painting Parties and Overcoming Obstacles with Heidi Easley: AME 002</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jan 20, 2016
How I Became an Art Teacher & My Best Advice for Teaching Art to Kids: AME 001
45:42
<p>  Welcome to Art Made Easy, my first episode of my weekly podcast. This show shares my journey of how I became an art teacher. We all have different paths and this one is mine. I’ll share advice to those who are just starting out as an art teacher and some of my best tips... <a class="view-article" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-001/">View Article</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com/art-made-easy-001/">How I Became an Art Teacher & My Best Advice for Teaching Art to Kids: AME 001</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.deepspacesparkle.com">Deep Space Sparkle</a>.</p>
Jan 19, 2016