• Sparks

    Thoughts, opinions, lesson plans, ideas and inspirations.

    March 11, 2020
    Whether you call it the 'third teacher' or simply your 'classroom'... the space where learning...
    I run an art studio. We are growing... we need to grow more. I currently have 50 or so students a...
    I'm not sure if this is an asian thing, or if you encounter this all around the world, but...
    November 3, 2019
    As the owner of an art school, an art teacher trainer and an all round advocate of arts education...
    November 3, 2019 · Education,art,workshops,Lesson Plans
    Inside out cities.... This is a project that I love, and it leans itself to so many amazing...
    November 13, 2018
    I recently had a discussion with a couple friends. They were slagging off teachers. Complaining...
    First - My rant I was happily scannin instagram the other day, when I saw a post by a fellow...
    October 12, 2018
    Clearly I must get more consistent at blogging The last year has been a whirlwind of...
    My first teaching job was in a little school in Devonport on Auckland's North shore. It's a...
    January 17, 2018 · 1
    Does it really matter??? I recently spoke to a student that was feeling 'frustration' with her...
    "Show us something we haven't done before" During Holidays and celebrations, my instagram feed...
    To begin with... Three short stories. Back in 2008 the first iPads started to come out. I...
    January 8, 2018 · 1
    "I feel like an art unit has succeeded if all the student work is unique" Before I start......
    December 6, 2017
    To begin with... (A Disclaimer) My journey to being an Art Educator, was slightly different...
    November 26, 2017 · workshops
    Workshops All of the workshops can be presented as 2 hour, half day, or full day sessions. 2...
    October 24, 2017
    In some cultures red means love, in others it means hate, in some national pride, and in some...
    October 21, 2017
    What works for you So, obviously I'm not the first person to write about this. There are books...
    April 18, 2017 · art,Teaching,Education · 1
    I always shudder when I hear that question Every lesson students ask me those three words. Even...
    April 5, 2017
    Teaching Jewellery making without making bracelets and necklaces Last year I attended a...
    April 5, 2017 · 2
    As close as you'll get to a lesson plan around here One of the first units I created, when...
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