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Welcome to Art Made Easy, a weekly podcast to help you teach art to kids. I’m excited to bring you interviews with the best in the biz; inspiring art teachers, authors, creative souls and teaching experts. Join me to navigate the World of Kid's Art Through Stories, Tips and Practical How-To's!

Welcome to Art Made Easy, a weekly podcast to help you teach art to kids. I’m excited to bring you interviews with the best in the biz; inspiring art teachers, authors, creative souls and teaching experts. Join me to navigate the World of Kid's Art Through Stories, Tips and Practical How-To's!
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Welcome to Art Made Easy, a weekly podcast to help you teach art to kids. I’m excited to bring you interviews with the best in the biz; inspiring art teachers, authors, creative souls and teaching experts. Join me to navigate the World of Kid's Art Through Stories, Tips and Practical How-To's!

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Episodes

Draw, Paint, Sparkle Book Chat – How to Host Art Sessions in Your Home: AME 107

9/12/2018
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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... View Article The post Draw, Paint, Sparkle Book Chat – How to Host Art Sessions in Your Home: AME 107 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:27:50

Draw, Paint, Sparkle Book Chat – All About Directed Drawing: AME 106

9/5/2018
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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.... View Article The post Draw, Paint, Sparkle Book Chat – All About Directed Drawing: AME 106 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:26:58

How to Transition from an Unpaid Volunteer to a For-Profit Business: AME 105

8/29/2018
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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,... View Article The post How to Transition from an Unpaid Volunteer to a For-Profit Business: AME 105 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:47:00

Cultivating a Management Mindset: AME 104

8/15/2018
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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... View Article The post Cultivating a Management Mindset: AME 104 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:48:21

How to Get What You Really Want This School Year

8/8/2018
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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... View Article The post How to Get What You Really Want This School Year appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:36:42

Morning Routines, Inspiration & Wellness AME 102

7/25/2018
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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... View Article The post Morning Routines, Inspiration & Wellness AME 102 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:35:19

How to Teach Art with Heart: AME 101

7/18/2018
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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... View Article The post How to Teach Art with Heart: AME 101 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:39:44

Drawing with Children with Mona Brookes: AME 100

7/11/2018
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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 teaching journey…you are not alone. We’re here for... View Article The post Drawing with Children with Mona Brookes: AME 100 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:50:30

10 Rules for Art Teachers: AME 099

7/4/2018
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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... View Article The post 10 Rules for Art Teachers: AME 099 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:44:37

Do You Want To Write A Book? AME: 098

6/27/2018
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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... View Article The post Do You Want To Write A Book? AME: 098 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:40:39

Transitioning from Art Volunteer to Art Specialist: AME 097

6/20/2018
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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... View Article The post Transitioning from Art Volunteer to Art Specialist: AME 097 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:48:57

Why Did You Become an Art Teacher? AME: 096

6/13/2018
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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... View Article The post Why Did You Become an Art Teacher? AME: 096 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:30:41

10 Tips to Make the Most out of Your Summer: AME 095

5/30/2018
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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... View Article The post 10 Tips to Make the Most out of Your Summer: AME 095 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:38:26

How to Use Flow Learning™ to Engage Students in Art Making: AME 094

5/23/2018
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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... View Article The post How to Use Flow Learning™ to Engage Students in Art Making: AME 094 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:50:04

Charge What You’re Worth: AME 093

5/16/2018
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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... View Article The post Charge What You’re Worth: AME 093 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:32:33

How To Cultivate Craftsmanship in Your Art Room: AME 092

5/9/2018
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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... View Article The post How To Cultivate Craftsmanship in Your Art Room: AME 092 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:47:48

Best Practices for Acrylic Paints: AME 091

5/2/2018
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Today I’m talking to acrylic artist Anna Bartlett about all things acrylic, 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 happy... View Article The post Best Practices for Acrylic Paints: AME 091 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:59:16

Head, Heart & Hand: The Waldorf Approach to Managing Young Artists: AME 090

4/25/2018
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Sally Haughey Fowler brings absolute wonder to her students. 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 art teacher superpowers that... View Article The post Head, Heart & Hand: The Waldorf Approach to Managing Young Artists: AME 090 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:50:54

How a 20-Year Classroom Veteran Transitioned to Teaching Art: AME 089

4/18/2018
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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... View Article The post How a 20-Year Classroom Veteran Transitioned to Teaching Art: AME 089 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:47:21

Classroom Management Strategies That Work For You: AME 088

4/4/2018
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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 is no longer effective, any effort is literally exhausting.... View Article The post Classroom Management Strategies That Work For You: AME 088 appeared first on Deep Space Sparkle.

Duration:00:55:44