Art Storage

I tried these pizza boxes for kinder art storage last year, and they were a hit. They are obviously very easy to stack, accept lots of bumpy art, and are great for handing off to parents at the end of the year. And if you can get a local pizza shop to … Read More

Art “Hall of Fame”

I’d like to share a new program that I started at my school this spring called the “Art Hall of Fame”. It came about from seeing some breathtaking student work that I didn’t want to see just disappear into backpacks. I’ve learned that these pieces of art don’t always get made right … Read More

Portfolios + Prang Metallic Markers

This is my secret for keeping all my afterschool students artwork organized and safe until it’s time to go home. The bonus is the black cover of these Itoyo Profolios work great with Prang Metallic Markers – the colors just pop off the black. Students place all their work in them each … Read More

Free Welcome Sign Template

The countdown to a new school year is not far away. And since no self-respecting art teacher would buy a pre-made “Welcome” sign (just kidding!) I made one of my own. It’s a 4-page pdf file with large outlined letters that you can print and color any way you wish. I used … Read More

Color Wheel Download

I’ve found that most color wheels are either too complicated (lots of sections and subsections) or too simple (three overlapping balloons) for your average elementary student. My solution was to make my own, and also diagram primary, secondary, warm, cool and complementary colors. Enjoy! • View and download Color Wheel PDF

Try Artkive

Whew. Spent the last day of school handing out every last bit of student art, so I know there are lots of households that have been deluged lately. Don’t throw it away or stuff it in a box…try this new app, Artkive, that I was turned on to recently by a parent. … Read More

Hallway Pencil Poles

The hallway at my school just got a lot more fun, thanks to some amazing students and moms that finished our new “Hall of Pencils” today.  1. Some very civic-minded graduates decided they wanted to help make our school more colorful, so they began this pencil project that had been on the … Read More