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The Teaching Palette is a blog authored by art educators for art educators. Our goal is to provide a collaborative and resourceful forum where art specialists of all levels can explore professional topics that impact our subject area – from classroom management to tools and techniques to successful lesson ideas.

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Re-Imagining Art Education

The Teaching Palette is a blog dedicated to the teachers who constantly work on perfecting the art of education.

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Technology & STEAM

Three Fun Ways to Animate in Photoshop

In my 7th and 8th grade Digital Media classes, I incorporate animation into our Photoshop experience. In the tutorials below, frame animation, video overlay, and rotoscope techniques are demonstrated.  Once the students experiment with each technique, they choose one...

Lesson Ideas & Classroom Management

Creative Creature Lesson

Looking for an engaging observational drawing lesson? This creative creature art experience is one of my favorites because it pushes the kids to look closely at detail while also using their imagination. Predictably, some of your students will be able to easily draw a...

Art Advocacy & Cool/Creative

We’re Gettin’ the Blog Back Together!

We are so glad to be back! You may have noticed The Teaching Palette has been quiet lately.  Well, here’s the scoop: someone hacked into our site and hid corrupting code that would periodically take the blog offline.  So, after spending way too much time...