This online workshop gives you everything you need to engage + inspire your students, and take your art projects to a whole new level.
This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to enrich their understanding of the art supplies, techniques and projects that kids ages 5-15 will LOVE.
- K-8 Art teachers
- Studio owners
- Classroom teachers
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.
You'll have access to the workshop, resources guides and videos for an entire year!
This downloadable guidebook will be emailed to you. It outlines what art supplies you will need for the workshop.
Need PD Hours? Each attendee receives a PD Hour certificate for 8 PD hours. Please check with your local district to ensure compatibility.
Pop over to the workshop portal where you can access your bonuses! Watch our presenters share their favorite art supplies, download a free lesson and watch a technique video from Laura Lohmann!
"This has been so worth it! Thank you so much. I am so inspired! I am so thankful for all of the tips and techniques that are going to blow my students away this new school year."
"Absolutely amazing day to explore new ideas! Thank you for a well-prepared workshop! Very easy to navigate and get through!"
"Thanks, Patty and Team DSS and all of the presenters! Loved this new online workshop format and being able to join in from the comfort of my own home!"
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.
Britt Curley is a PreK-12 art teacher living in Germany. She is a self-confessed detail-oriented teacher who loves showing children how to pay attention to the finishing touches.
She will show you how to get your students to slow down, enjoy the art-making process and be eager to add the layered elements that make a complete work of art.
Tempera, Tints & Textures: The Layers of a Landscape
Founder of Painted Paper Art, color whiz and art teacher extraordinaire, Laura will show you how to make your painting projects POP with special tricks for tempera paints and chalk pastels.
These tips are guaranteed to eliminate boredom in the art room.
Creative Classroom Management Strategies for the Art Teacher
Pittsburg art teacher and Instagram lover (artwithmrs.e), Kaitlyn will share her secrets on how she transforms her art room into a colorful, gentle space that inspires children to be their creative best.
Shiny, Happy Acrylic Art Tips for Kids
Anna loves teaching adults and kids how to use acrylic paints in her Australian art studio, Shiny Happy Art.
Anna's bright paintings are equally as inspiring to adults as kids. She is the author of the book, Painting Party.
A Summer Splendor: Watercolor Exploration in Stencils and Silhouettes
Gina is the Watercolor Queen and will show you clever ways to pair watercolor and stencils, so you can be dazzled with the beauty of transparent watercolors combined with batik-like resist images.
Collage techniques for All Ages
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. Ami will share amazing collage strategies that she uses with multiple age groups. As an added bonus, Ami shares a peek inside her studio!
Mixed-Media Masterpieces using Simple Art Supplies
Founder of Deep Space Sparkle, the Sparklers Club and Art Made Easy.
Patty will reveal the techniques that made her convert to a colored pencil, marker and crayon fan. You'll LOVE the layering effect of these mixed-media projects.
"So many juicy morsels. Thanks to all the talented artists for sharing. Can't wait to share these ideas with children this fall."
"I am a non-artist that you are making look like an artist through your lessons and workshops!"
"Oprah sometimes called her online classes – world's largest classroom....this was an amazing world's largest art room!"
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. Patty 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.