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I'm Patty Palmer, founder of Deep Space Sparkle and The Sparklers' Club.
I know all too well the frustrations that come with teaching art. 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.
That's why I am hosting Art Mixology a one-day workshop dedicated to help art teachers like 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 was created out of my own teaching experience and what I realized was this:
Teaching art is an evolving process and rewards those who fill their own creative well.
When you inspire your students with your passion, you quickly build their trust and interest.
This workshop will offer fresh new takes on teaching kids to draw, paint & make creative projects.
Watch as our guest teachers show you how to teach a specific art technique, use mediums in different ways and apply it to projects. You'll have the opportunity to comment during the session and ask questions after the session is over.
Download handouts and worksheets for each session. We'll give you a supply list, technique check-list, drawing guides (if applicable), project suggestions and ideas so you can take action straight away.
Teaching art doesn't have to be a lonely experience. Chat with Patty during our two LIVE Q & A sessions and connect with other #artmixology attendees in our private group.
PLUS, we'll have loads of prizes for attendees!
Can't make it LIVE? No worries. You'll have access to the workshop, resources guides and videos for an entire year!
Our downloadable workbook will be emailed to you before the event so you can get started on gathering up your art supplies, practicing a few techniques and get excited for what's to come.
Need PD Hours? Each attendee receives a PD Hour certificate for 10 PD hours. Please check with your local district to ensure compatibility.
"Thanks Britt Curley for your presentation on the Draw, Paint, Make workshop. You had so many good tips. And I loved your project so much that I did it twice. It is taking me forever to get through the workshop, just on the second presentation. But have gotten so much from those two. Thank goodness we have a year to play with it!"
"Patty, this was another winner from the summer workshop! It took us three one hour sessions to finish. I really saw some amazing results. But, more importantly, the kids had fun, learned a lot, and loved their pieces. I even got a hug today. :) How had I never heard of construction paper crayons?! They are the bomb!What a great project! Thank you!"
"Absolutely loved the workshop Patty Palmer and all of the wonderful artists that gave their time and secrets to share!!"
Don’t worry, your digital ticket gives you access to the event for an entire year after the live event, so you can watch it at any time on your own schedule!
Hands-on art training featuring your favorite art teachers, artists and makers. Our line-up of teachers offer the BEST and most ENGAGING art techniques to rejuvenate your art program....and they're revealing ALL their secrets.
Emily Gould is a K-12th grade art teacher from Maryland who works at three schools. She’ll explore the infinite possibilities of using joint compound to add texture to artwork. This non-traditional art medium is economical for classroom use.
You’ll create exciting sculptural art with life-like textures. Emily will demonstrate how to use this inexpensive medium through Wayne Thiebaud Sculpted Dessert, 3-D Self-Portraits, Textural Tropical Birds and Sunflowers in the style of Van Gogh.
Anna LOVES painting with acrylics, and shares her love globally - through her business, Shiny Happy Art, and her Paint Along of the Month Club.
Come and paint flowers with Anna, as she shares her advice on the different approaches required by different types of acrylic paints. It’s “learning by doing” with fabulous results!
With over $150,000 earned in five years, Krista Hilmen knows how to put on an Art Auction to raise funds for her art program. From an event that brought the docent program to a weekly funded art program, her art shows not only raise funds but bring about community in her school.
Learn how she accomplished this by using inexpensive collaborative projects, community donations and how you can start small and bring in funds for your art program regardless of its size.
Britt will present one of her favorite mediums, gouache and will demonstrate how it beautifully pairs with dry media. Britt will show a few gouache techniques to introduce its’ qualities and possibilities.
She will then demonstrate some projects where gouache is paired with colored pencil, pen and graphite for a crisp, refined and detailed finish.
Experiment along with Sarah Krajewski (@artroomglitterfairy) using black ink, liquid watercolors, tempera paint, CelluClay (or model magic!), and of course, glitter!
Combining painted paper and air dry clay can produce beautiful 3D collage relief results. Sarah will also give you a few tips about how you can make your projects glow using black lights and neon art materials
Ami is the owner of Handmakery art studio in Colorado. Her signature style of color, whimsy and embellishments will captivate both you and your students.
Founder of DEEP SPACE SPARKLE, The Sparkler's Club and host of the Art Made Easy podcast.
Patty will reveal the techniques that made her convert to a colored pencil, marker and crayon fan. You'll LOVE these mixed-media projects.
A whole day to explore art mediums and learn from some of the best teachers in the biz. Saturday, July 13th from 8am-4pm PST
Patty, a former elementary art teacher in Goleta, California is the proud founder of Deep Space Sparkle, author of Draw, Paint, Sparkle: 25 Creative Projects from an Elementary Art Teacher and host of the popular podcast, Art Made Easy, and has conducted in-person workshops for art teachers in Santa Barbara, California for the past three years.
Patty and Team Sparkle is dedicated to providing educational events to help motivate, encourage and inspire art teachers to be their creative best.