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nora goeler replied to Jennifer Thomas's discussion Do you have a favorite AOE classes?
"I love the 2 classes I've taken -- Managing the Art Room and Implementing the New Art Standards. Those are both 2 credit courses. I'm considering taking a 3 credit course but wonder how it is set up -- are the 3 credit courses just an…"
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Elisa Choi replied to Elisa Choi's discussion How Do You Teach Toddlers and Young Kids to Draw?
"Hi Brannan, thank you for your input. i agree with you that the more we taught the more we learn. i have been learning a lot as well as i teach these young kids.i know Deep Space Sparkle and it has some really good advices on teaching art. thanks a…"
Karen Lundgren replied to Jessica Balsley's discussion Welcome to the community!
"My name is Karen Lundgren and I am a high school art teacher in North Carolina. All of the high school students in my county have Mac Air Computers. I have been teaching for about 15 years. Currently I teach Folk Art and Beginning Art, although I…"
Brannan Lawson replied to Elisa Choi's discussion How Do You Teach Toddlers and Young Kids to Draw?
"I am not an artist but I self taught art teacher. Just love art all my life and took lessons as a child. Anyways I teach elementary, so the youngest I work with is kindergarten but over the last 5 years I have taught them I learn more and more each…"
nora goeler commented on Julia Rinaldi's photo

Found Object Butterfly

"Hi Julia These are great!! Fun to see the photos of the lesson in your toolkit!"
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"My high school students had a great time creating their Found Object Insects! I was blown away with their creativity and craftsmanship! FUN!"
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mary kernan replied to mary kernan's discussion scenery for an elementary play
"Thank you- I am trying to avoid pinning to the stage curtain but that may work for the finally of the scene."
Tobie Botta replied to mary kernan's discussion scenery for an elementary play
"For my backdrops I go to Joanns and buy the largest and least expensive Muslin fabric. Dont forget to use a coupon and your teachers discount. I paint large twice a year.  I usually get the 102" by 17 feet. It is awesome to paint on. You…"


Welcome to The AOE Community, an online social space designed specifically for experts in the field of Art Education!  Feel free to post photos from your classroom, ask or answer questions in the forums, or even add a great art education related video.  


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Do you have a favorite AOE classes? 5 Replies

Just finishing up my first AOE online class (Choice Based) and know I want to take more.  Can any of you tell me what your favorite class was?  Just wondering which was your favorite so I can decide what to take next, or if some are better to take…Continue

Started by Jennifer Thomas in AOE Classes. Last reply by nora goeler 3 minutes ago.

How Do You Teach Toddlers and Young Kids to Draw? 2 Replies

Hi Art Teachers!I am a beginner art teacher (an artist with no formal education degree) who likes to teach and is currently teaching drawing and painting to kids ages 4-12 years old at an art center. However, I am having quite a difficulty in…Continue

Tags: drawing, teach, draw, to, how

Started by Elisa Choi in General. Last reply by Elisa Choi yesterday.

Welcome to the community! 142 Replies

Welcome to the community! Take a few seconds, and tell us about yourself, your school, struggles you have or successes you want to share! This is the perfect forum thread to introduce yourself to the community, and get started in the forums.Continue

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Started by Jessica Balsley in General. Last reply by Karen Lundgren on Friday.

scenery for an elementary play 2 Replies

I am beginning to work on a scenery for a charlotte's web elementary play. Any ideas for an EASY backdrop on a temporary stage? I am thinking king size sheets.?Continue

Started by mary kernan in General. Last reply by mary kernan on Wednesday.

Touchy Tempra!

What does everyone use to thin tempra paint? I've been using water, but I am finding it molds the paints, YUCK! There has to be a better way.Continue

Started by Becky Feast in Classroom Organization Apr 14.

National Board Certification

Is there anyone out there that has completed NBCT process?  Is it worthwhile?  Is it possible?Thinking about it but need some feedback from Art Teachers.ANyone......Continue

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Started by Kerry Parrish in General Apr 13.


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