How to Interview and Develop Meaningful Work With a High School Intern

Do you remember taking on an internship while in high school? Pre-college internships are growing in popularity, which is excellent news for the art classroom! An art room internship provides students with creative leadership opportunities, practical experience, and, often, academic credit. Kaleb Rashad, the interim CEO of High Tech High Schools in San Diego, CA, … Read more

Middle School Mailbag: We Want to Know, What Is Most Challenging About Teaching Art?

Home / Middle School Mailbag: We Want to Know, What Is Most Challenging About Teaching Art? Greetings, brave middle school art teachers! We took to social media and asked for your honest answers regarding what is most challenging about teaching art. You wrote in with humor, contented exhaustion, and excellent insight about the business of … Read more

Elementary School Mailbag: Lots of Preps, So Little Time, and 11 Tips for Success

Home / Elementary School Mailbag: Lots of Preps, So Little Time, and 11 Tips for Success You probably start your school day by checking emails, pouring paint, and cutting paper. Being prepared before classes start feels good, but then the day gets moving. Your morning classes are smooth, but you lose planning time because you … Read more

As NYC Slashes School Budgets, Art Teachers Are Feeling the Squeeze

Students in an art class at MS 821 Sunset Park Prep in Brooklyn (photo by and courtesy Olivia Swisher) On June 13, Paul Trust was called into the principal’s office at the PS 39 elementary school in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where he had taught music for over a decade. In the meeting, the school’s administration … Read more

5 Successful One-Day Art Lessons for the Middle School Classroom

We’ve all been there. You start your day with grand intentions for a stellar lesson. Still, your plans are interrupted for whatever reason, and you can’t quite pull it together. Maybe too many students are absent, you have less of an essential supply than you remembered, or a pep rally is cutting your class twenty … Read more

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Launches 50+ Art and Design Summer Courses

Posted inSponsored Artists from around the world can join online and in-person courses at one of the most influential art and design schools in the United States. Photo from the class “Experimental Drawing and Painting: Exploring Contemporary Practice One-Week Intensive” in SAIC’s Adult Continuing Education Program The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) … Read more