Teaching art to children is magical. Our workshops show you how to teach the best techniques for kids,  discover the best art materials and experiment with engaging projects.

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Our workshops and courses will give you the tools you need to teach art to children ages 5-12 from home, classroom or in your art studio.

Introducing our Newest Online Art Course Wild for Watercolor

Whether you're nervous about introducing watercolor paints because you think it's a tricky medium, or your students aren't familiar with the properties of watercolor, in this course, you'll learn all the techniques that will engage your students.

Learn 26+ eye-catching watercolor techniques through guided experimentation, step-by-step projects, and a collaborative Rainforest Mural with out NEWEST online course.

Perfect for those who have never tried watercolor before, don't feel that their students are ready, or have recently changed from regular ed to beginning art teacher.

Inside Wild for Watercolor, the Creative Team at Deep Space Sparkle will show you how to add magic to the art room by teaching kid-friendly art techniques developed by others in your field.

Imaging going from novice to advanced watercolorist as you create unique technique samples alongside Team Sparkle and place them in your new watercolor toolkit.

Get support and encouragement from other art professionals and expand your teaching strategies, so you feel fresh and kick-started for the new school year.

Build your confidence with multiple videos per module with our talented team of enthusiastic instructors, as you depen you knowledge and creativity with an immersive watercolor course designed to help you teach art to children.

Let me know when Wild for Watercolor is Available!

Creative Juices Course

This online, self-guided course is designed to walk you through cool projects that will help you grow as an art educator and empower you to know what types of materials, techniques and philosophies will work for your art program.

As you watch our presenters deliver ways to make teaching art to children exciting, you’ll be guided through a sketchbook-making process that allows you to experiment, record and play with the techniques and projects.

 Your sketchbook will record your ideas and will serve as your technique toolkit for years to come.

It will offer you a place to record the techniques and create the projects you learned from the presenters using the materials you have on hand.

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Art Mixology Workshop

At some point in our art teaching careers we all fall into the same project rut: wax resist, marker drawings, a few paper projects and then….boom. We’re bored.

And when we're bored, our students are, too.

The desire to introduce new mediums, techniques and projects may seem like a waste of time. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

This workshop will help you snap out of your comfort zone and take a look at fresh ways to use basic art supplies, explore new mediums and jazz up your art program with cool techniques.

This workshop is for anyone who teaches art to children ages 5-15 and needs an injection of inspiration, practical & pretty ways to use basic materials.

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Draw, Paint, Make Workshop

This hands-on art training workshop features your favorite art teachers, artists and makers. Our presenters offer the BEST and most ENGAGING art techniques to rejuvenate your art program....and they're revealing ALL their secrets.

You'll experiment with acrylics, learn the strategy behind cultivating craftsmanship in your classroom, mixing paints with the Masters, create collages with cute creatures and learn some ingenious ways to up-level your watercolor classes.

6 teachers will share their teaching tips for you to use. This workshop includes beautiful workbooks and project guides to record your ideas.

Lifetime access and 8 PD Hours included.

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I'm Patty. 
I've taught art in California for over 13 years and now help art teachers just like you hone your craft, discover exciting new ways to teach art to kids and fill your own creative well. I'm excited you're here.

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I'm Patty. 
I've taught art in California for over 13 years and now help art teachers just like you hone your craft, discover exciting new ways to teach art to kids and fill your own creative well. I'm excited you're here.

I feel like this course has been a hug. I am looking forward to savoring the entire course, and I want to envelope myself in the positive, upbuilding association. I wish I could just give all the presenters, especially Patty a real hug! Thank-you for lifting me up out of a heap of art supplies and confusion and giving me a map to follow!"
-Lisa Oliver