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Ms Artastic

By Kathleen McGiveron
I am Kathleen McGiveron, Artist and creator of anything Ms Artastic. This Art Education podcast offers creative inspiration for Art Teachers, Instructors, Homeschool Parents, Art Educators, or any Teacher who wants to add more Visual Art to their instruction. If you need Art Lesson ideas or ideas for how to grow as an Art Teacher, then subscribe to this lovely Podcast!
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3 Elements of Art Choice-Based Art Ideas, Lessons, or Activities for your Classroom
I love letting kids explore the Elements of Art through Choice-Based strategies when introducing them to my class. In this article I will dive in on 3 Elements of Art Choice-Based Art Lesson Ideas or Activities that you can use in your classroom right away. Low prep and high engagement, here we go! Better yet, they allow for some fabulous choice-based opportunities to start the year off flexible in your classroom. Let's get into it! ARTASTIC COLLECTIVE ART CURRICULUM: https://www.artasticcollective.com/ Blog post Show Notes: https://msartastic.com/?p=4955
14:13
August 22, 2022
3 Back to School Choice-Based Art Ideas, Lessons, or Activities for your Classroom
Back to School is the time of year when we are super-charged and looking for brand new art lesson ideas to experiment with and my friend, I have 3 Back to School Art Lesson ideas that you can use as activities in those first weeks of school. Better yet, they allow for some fabulous choice-based opportunities to start the year off flexible in your classroom. Let's get into it! ARTASTIC COLLECTIVE: https://www.artasticcollective.com/ BLOG SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/?p=4931
19:18
August 08, 2022
3 Kid's Art Ideas and Activities & FREE Printable Scavenger Hunt!
Find 3 Kid's Art Ideas for Lessons or activities for at home or in your classroom and read to the bottom to get a FREE Printable Art Scavenger Hunt which is perfect for encouraging observational drawing, student choice, and exploration of choice art mediums. Grab a note pad or planning binder and let's dive into these ideas so you can incorporate more exploration and student choice into Art Educations! BLOG POST SHOW NOTES AND FREE PRINTABLE: https://wp.me/p9nVGM-1kB
16:18
July 25, 2022
Artastic Collective ENROLLMENT is OPENING SOON for Art Teachers: Art Teacher Curriculum & Membership
If you’re an Art Teacher looking for a complete Art Curriculum full of engaging Art Lessons for your classroom, then you need to check out the Artastic Collective, the premium membership for Art Teachers that is going to help you level-up your Art Teaching game. First Year art teacher? New to teaching? Established teacher? No matter where you are in your art teacher journey, there is something for everyone in the Artastic Collective Art Teacher Membership. From bundles of Art Lessons being released every month in Artists & Art History, Elements & Principles, and Themes, to sketchbook programs, ceramics lessons, an Exclusive Year-Long Art Teacher Growth Course, Exclusive Art Teacher monthly Challenges, an Exclusive Community Forum, and an Exclusive Directed Drawing series for your when-you're-done needs, get this membership. BLOG POST SHOW NOTES: https://wp.me/p9nVGM-1kK LEARN MORE ABOUT ARTASTIC COLLECTIVE: https://www.artasticcollective.com/
26:56
July 11, 2022
CONTEST: Enter to Win a 1 Year FREE Membership to the Artastic Kids Membership!
This year I am going BIG to CELEBRATE the Grand Opening of my baby, the Artastic Kids Membership which is my Online Streaming Art Lesson Membership for Families and Classrooms… so naturally… I am hosting a HUGE CONTEST!! Super easy to enter and it will give you the chance to win a 1 year FREE Membership to the Artastic Kids Membership which is a $300.00 value! I am totally serious and totally excited! Scroll down to learn how to enter this insane contest! ENTER TO WIN A FREE 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO THE ARTASTIC KIDS MEMBERSHIP!   ENTER HERE: https://www.artastickids.com/blog/contest
11:60
June 28, 2022
CONTEST: Enter to Win a 1 Year FREE Membership to the Artastic Collective Art Curriculum!
ENTER TO WIN! This year I am going BIG to CELEBRATE entering the 3rd year of my baby, the Artastic Collective Membership which is my Art Curriculum for Educators... so naturally... I am hosting a HUGE CONTEST!! Super easy to enter and it will give you the chance to win a 1 year FREE Membership to the Artastic Collective which is a $430.00 value! I am totally serious and totally excited! Scroll down to learn how to enter this insane contest! ENTER CONTEST HERE: https://wp.me/p9nVGM-1kT
11:56
June 27, 2022
3 Kid's Nature Art Ideas & FREE Printable Scavenger Hunt!
Find 3 Kid's Nature Art Ideas for Lessons or activities for at home or in your classroom and read to the bottom to get a FREE Printable Art & Nature Scavenger Hunt which is perfect for encouraging observational drawing, student choice, and exploration of choice art mediums. Grab a note pad or planning binder and let's dive into these ideas so you can incorporate more nature into Art Educations! BLOG POST SHOW NOTES & FREE PRINTABLE SCAVENGER HUNT: https://wp.me/p9nVGM-1kl
09:54
June 13, 2022
3 Summer Choice-Based Art Lesson Ideas with a FREE Printable Art Choice-Board Activity
Hello Summer! I have to be honest, all this summer warmth and these vibes have me feeling extra creative! Let's dive in on 3 Summer art ideas that you can do with kids for the perfect summer edition to your art exploration & education. Scroll to the bottom to snag a FREE Printable Summer Art Choice Board! BLOG POST SHOW NOTES AND LINK TO FREE PRINTABLE: https://wp.me/p9nVGM-1jS
16:07
May 30, 2022
Artastic August 2022 FREE Month of Art Education Professional Development Events
Get Ready for a Month of FREE Art Education Lessons & Resources! Whether you're a teacher, homeschool parent, or art studio instructor, or anyone who just wants to bring more Art Education opportunities to their home for their kids or kids in their classroom, then Join me for Artastic August! I am going to level-up your Art Education game and supercharge you with new Art Lessons  Resources you can use this year! CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!
13:18
May 16, 2022
3 End of Year Choice-Based Art Ideas with a FREE Printable Art Choice-Board Activity
End of Year is almost here and I know you're feeling super teacher exhausted and complete brain melt. But no worries because I have done the brainstorming for you and have come up with 3 End of Year Art Ideas that explore Choice-Based learning strategies to give you a break and students the freedom to express and explore and SHOW what they know before the end of the school year. Scroll to the bottom to snag a FREE Printable End of Year Art Choice Board! BLOG POST SHOW NOTES & PFREE PRINTABLE: https://wp.me/p9nVGM-1ji
16:51
May 02, 2022
10 BEST Art Prompts for Kids & FREE Printable Drawing Challenge List
Sometimes when kids get ready to make art they grab all their shiny new art mediums you got them, open up those Crayola's and sketchbook... and then they stare at the blank page in front of them. What should they draw? Well here is a list of 10 of the BEST Art Prompts to give your kids so they can feel energized and creative in a moment while still allowing their creative freedom and choice. BLOG POST SHOW NOTES: https://www.artastickids.com/blog/10-of-the-best-art-prompts-for-kids-free-printable-templates
11:35
April 30, 2022
The BEST End of Year, Low-Prep Art Lessons & FREE Printable Challenge for Your Classroom
End of Year is fast approaching and I know that as an Art Educator, you have a lot on your plate so I have come up with the BEST, Low-Prep, End of Year Art Lessons and have made you a FREE Printable Challenge for your classroom. Let's dive into it! #endofyear   FREE PRINTABLE AND BLOG POST SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/?p=5342
32:42
April 28, 2022
Why Having a "Picture Perfect" Classroom DOES NOT Make You A Better Teacher
You might see, when you scroll through social media, A LOT of Picture Perfect Classrooms. But this DOES NOT make you a better teacher. While this is of course, absolutely gorgeous and fills in that check box for "#classroomgoals", it is not going to make you a better teacher. Read on to find out WHY I am saying this and what WILL make you a better teacher and the things you SHOULD focus on if this is your goal.  BLOG POST SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/?p=5318
32:18
April 25, 2022
3 of the BEST Watercolor Painting Art Activities for your Kids & Family
Watercolor Painting is one of the MOST versatile & effective ways to get your kids and family painting and engaged in the art making process. Let's dive in on 3 of the BEST Watercolor Painting Art Activities to Start with your Children: Resist Painting, Salt Sea Turtles, and Outdoor Plein Air Painting. Keep reading because I have a free Watercolor painting technique template available to download in the blog post. #watercolorpainting #watercolorpaintsforbeginners  BLOG POST SHOW NOTES & FREE PRINTABLE: https://www.artastickids.com/blog/3-of-the-best-watercolor-painting-art-activities-for-your-kids-family
16:02
April 22, 2022
3 of the BEST Watercolor Painting Art Lesson Activities & FREE Printable Template to Start With in Your Art Classroom
Watercolor Painting is one of the MOST versatile & effective ways to get your students painting and engaged in the art making process. Let's dive in on 3 of the BEST Watercolor Painting Art Activities to Start with in your Art Classroom: Technique Exploration, Ink & Paint Artworks, and Observational Fruit Still Life Paintings. Keep reading because I have a free Watercolor painting technique template available to download in the blog post. #watercolorpainting #watercolorpaintsforbeginners  BLOG POST SHOW NOTES & FREE PRINTABLE TEMPLATE: https://msartastic.com/?p=5291
26:28
April 20, 2022
Artastic Kids Online Streaming Art Lessons and Activities for Children at Home or in a Classroom
Well, I have to tell you, I am SO excited. I have recently launched my newest project that I have been working on for over a year and it is called Artastic Kids. It is my Online Art Lesson Streaming Platform that parents or grandparents or teachers or homeschool families can use to stream art lessons directly to their homes using easy-to-find, affordable art mediums. I am talking 4 art mediums and I will show kids how to use them in a ton of different ways to create a ton of different artworks that all come in just-right levels. So let's dive in on what Artastic Kids is all about! VISIT ARTASTIC KIDS: https://www.artastickids.com/ BLOG SHOW NOTES: https://wp.me/p9nVGM-1iY
06:43
April 18, 2022
3 Earth Day Art Activities & Ideas for Your Kids & Family
Earth Day is just around the corner so I am going to give you 3 Earth Day Art Activity ideas that you can do with your kids, grandkids, or family to engage them in art making while also creating awareness around the fragility of our planet and all the life forms that inhabit it. 3 Earth Day Art Activities & Ideas for Your Kids & Family.  These are perfect for homeschool as well! Let's dive into it! #earthdayart #earthday BLOG POST SHOW NOTES: https://www.artastickids.com/blog/3-earth-day-art-activities-for-your-kids
08:39
April 16, 2022
5 Earth Day Art Lesson Ideas and Activities for Kids in your Classroom
Earth Day is just around the corner so I am going to give you 5 Earth Day art lesson ideas and activities that you can do with your elementary students to engage them in art making while also creating awareness around the fragility of our planet and all the life forms that inhabit it. Let's dive into it! #earthdayart #earthday BLOG POST SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/?p=5258
16:52
April 15, 2022
Episode 42. 5 Tips for Setting up and Art Space In your Home for your Kids or Family
Sometimes I think that Making Art and Getting all those messy art mediums out can be intimidating! Here are my recommendations for mess-free art mediums and creating an easy to set-up art space that takes little time and will encourage you to make art together as a family or with your kids or grandkids. Here are my 5 Tips for Making Art At home in an Easy-to-Do Way for stress-free fun and more Quality Time with your family. READ THE BLOG POST SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/?p=4885 FREE Virtual Family Art Night: Stream it Anytime! Want to try making art together as a family but don’t know where to start? Receive a Fully-Instructed Family Art Night with Ms Artastic that you can do anytime, anywhere! I will help you how to set-up and I’ll walk your whole family through creating an artwork! Click here to register for a free art night you can do anywhere, any time! LEARN MORE ABOUT ARTASTIC KIDS: ONLINE STREAMING ART LESSONS: https://www.artastickids.com/
19:30
April 04, 2022
Episode 41. 3 Easter Art Lesson Ideas & Activities for Choice-Based Learning
Easter is coming and you might be looking for some lovely Easter Art Ideas for your Classroom! In this blog post I will give you Easter Art Lesson Ideas that allow for student choice or choice-based strategies. In addition to these easy-to-implement ideas, you can also find more art lesson ideas including Roll & Draws, Art Activities, and Easter Art History Infused Art Projects. Grab your favorite art making mediums and let's make some art! READ THE BLOG POST SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/?p=4796 FREE Virtual Family Art Night: Stream it Anytime! Want to try making art together as a family but don’t know where to start? Receive a Fully-Instructed Family Art Night with Ms Artastic that you can do anytime, anywhere! I will help you how to set-up and I’ll walk your whole family through creating an artwork! Click here to register for a free art night you can do anywhere, any time! LEARN MORE ABOUT ARTASTIC KIDS: ONLINE STREAMING ART LESSONS: https://www.artastickids.com/
09:20
March 21, 2022
Episode 40. 3 St. Patrick's Day Art Lesson Ideas that use Choice-Based Strategies
3 St. Patrick's Day Art Lesson Ideas that use Choice-Based Strategies. Drawing Time! St. Patrick's Day is coming soon and I know you might be looking for some quick and easy ideas for your classroom. Better yet, I have made them ALL Choice-Based for you! I know that sometimes we are feeling overwhelmed teaching art and what to teach next so adding some more Choice-Based lessons will take of some of the stress while amplifying a lot of the engagement in your amazing classroom. Grab your Art Making Mediums and Let's Make Some Art! #directeddrawing #drawingtutorial #artlesson READ THE BLOG POST SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/?p=4772
10:56
March 07, 2022
Episode 39. 3 Spring Art Lesson Ideas that Use Choice-Based Mediums
I am for sure one of those people that gets Spring fever and that is why in this article I am going to dive on into Choice-Based Spring Art Lesson ideas that you can use in your amazing classroom! I am so excited about this because I have some super cute spring art activities that are ready to sprout for you! 3 Spring Art Lesson Ideas that Use Choice-Based Instructions & Mediums. ​Grab your Art Making Mediums and Let's Make Some Art! #directeddrawing #drawingtutorial #artlesson READ THE BLOG POST: https://msartastic.com/?p=4750
15:17
February 21, 2022
Episode 38. 5 Arctic Animal Art Ideas for your Classroom using Choice-Based Strategies
Learning about Arctic Animals can be easily integrated in art and in a Choice-Based way as well! Learning about the Arctic can be made interdisciplinary with Socials Studies, Language Arts, and even in Visual Art. In this article I will provide 5 Choice-Based Ideas for creating Visual Art using the theme "The Arctic". BLOG SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/?p=4637 ARCTIC ANIMAL ART LESSONS: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Artastic/Search:arctic FREE MINDFUL ART MOMENTS ART LESSON: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Mindful-Art-Moments-Social-Emotional-Learning-SEL-Art-Activity-Lesson-7581346 Now before we begin, make sure that you sign up right now for my FREE Making Art with Kids Challenge where I challenge you to make Art with Kids and I am taking all kinds of pressure off because I am offering a FREE Art Lesson that will teach Line Art & Felt Marker painting so there is no excuse for not making this happen. Dude, you’re going to love it because it is going to come with the lesson plan, handout... literally everything you need to teach this Gecko Line Art Project. Best of all, you will walk away confident and your students are going to LOVE IT. So check it out by going to https://www.artasticcollective.com/challenge right now and sign up for this FREE challenge.
17:35
February 07, 2022
Episode 37. Mindful Art Moments in ANY Classroom: An Easy Way to Bring SEL (Social Emotional Learning) into Your Classroom or School
Social Emotional Learning allows students to explore and express their thoughts and feelings. Instead of ignoring what is lying below the surface, teachers can provide students opportunities for self-exploration, expression, and understanding in a safe way. One beautiful and easy way we can bring Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into a classroom is through Art. In this article, I'll dive on into a process I like to call "Mindful Art Moments" that allows educators to create an atmosphere of peace, empowerment, and discovery with little to no art mediums and planning. Grab a pencil and let's make some art!. FREE MINDFUL ART MOMENTS ART LESSON: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Mindful-Art-Moments-Social-Emotional-Learning-SEL-Art-Activity-Lesson-7581346 BLOG SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/?p=4616 Now before we begin, make sure that you sign up right now for my FREE Making Art with Kids Challenge where I challenge you to make Art with Kids and I am taking all kinds of pressure off because I am offering a FREE Art Lesson that will teach Line Art & Felt Marker painting so there is no excuse for not making this happen. Dude, you’re going to love it because it is going to come with the lesson plan, handout... literally everything you need to teach this Gecko Line Art Project. Best of all, you will walk away confident and your students are going to LOVE IT. So check it out by going to https://www.artasticcollective.com/challenge right now and sign up for this FREE challenge.
20:04
January 24, 2022
Episode 36. The Artastic Collective, Art Curriculum for Art Teachers is Now OPEN for Winter 2022 Enrollment for a Limited Time!
The Artastic Collective Curriculum for Art Teachers is now open for Winter 2022 Enrollment for a limited time! January 1st to January 23rd, 2022! Consider your year planned with this thorough art curriculum that covers Artists and Art History, Elements and Principles, Themes, Holidays and Seasons, Sketchbooks, and more! JOIN THE MEMBERSHIP NOW: https://www.artasticcollective.com/ OK I’m so excited right now I can’t even so just stick with me because I gotta tell you why I’m so excited and honestly is a huge, huge deal for me. I’ve been preparing for this moment and the moment is finally here so find somewhere comfy to listen or even play it in your car while you’re driving somewhere to get all that winter relaxing done because it’s time to get on into the reason why I’m so excited.  So stick with me and learn about my philosophy behind creating my diverse and unique art curriculum! JOIN THE MEMBERSHIP NOW: https://www.artasticcollective.com/
20:23
January 10, 2022
Episode 35. Artastic Collective ENROLLMENT is OPENING SOON, WINTER 2022 for Art Teachers: Art Teacher Curriculum & Membership
Opening soon for Winter 2022 Enrollment! If you’re an Art Teacher looking for a complete Art Curriculum full of engaging Art Lessons for your classroom, then you need to check out the Artastic Collective, the premium membership for Art Teachers that is going to help you level-up your Art Teaching game. First Year art teacher? New to teaching? Established teacher? No matter where you are in your art teacher journey, there is something for everyone in the Artastic Collective Art Teacher Membership. From bundles of Art Lessons being released every month in Artists & Art History, Elements & Principles, and Themes, to sketchbook programs, ceramics lessons, an Exclusive Year-Long Art Teacher Growth Course, Exclusive Art Teacher monthly Challenges, an Exclusive Community Forum, and an Exclusive Directed Drawing series for your when-you're-done needs, get this membership. ART TEACHERS! -----Join my Art Resource Library Membership! ---- ARTASTIC COLLECTIVE and get Art Lessons EVERY MONTH and instant access to HUNDREDS of fully planned art lessons!: ----------https://www.artasticcollective.com/
18:16
December 27, 2021
Episode 34. 5 Christmas Art Lesson Ideas for Your Classroom Using Flexible, Choice Art Mediums
Okay so let’s dive on into 5 Christmas Art Project or Lesson Ideas that you can simply and easily do in your classroom that use choice or flexible art mediums, perfect for Christmas Choice-Based Art Education and Learning. I have a bunch of easy-to-do and prep ideas that can use choice art mediums and can allow the students to really immerse themselves in some Christmas vibes. So grab your Art Making Mediums (of your choice of course) and let’s get into these Christmas Ready-Made, Simple and Engaging, Art Lesson Ideas for your Amazing art classroom. CHRISTMAS ART RESOURCES: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Artastic/Category/-x270e-Christmas-230205 BLOG SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/?p=4410 Now before we begin, make sure that you sign up right now for my FREE Making Art with Kids Challenge where I challenge you to make Art with Kids and I am taking all kinds of pressure off because I am offering a FREE Art Lesson that will teach Line Art & Felt Marker painting so there is no excuse for not making this happen. Dude, you’re going to love it because it is going to come with the lesson plan, handout... literally everything you need to teach this Gecko Line Art Project. Best of all, you will walk away confident and your students are going to LOVE IT. So check it out by going to https://www.artasticcollective.com/challenge right now and sign up for this FREE challenge.
29:22
December 06, 2021
Episode 33. 5 Winter Art Lesson Ideas for Your Classroom Using Flexible, Choice Art Mediums
Okay so let’s dive on into 5 Winter Art Project or Lesson Ideas that you can simply and easily do in your classroom that use choice or flexible art mediums, perfect for Choice-Based Art Education and Learning. I have a bunch of easy-to-do and prep ideas that can use choice art mediums and can allow the students to really immerse themselves in some Winter vibes. So grab your Art Making Mediums (of your choice of course) and let’s get into these Winter Ready-Made, Simple and Engaging, Art Lesson Ideas for your Amazing art classroom. WINTER ART RESOURCES: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Artastic/Category/-x270e-Winter-305975 BLOG SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/?p=4381 Now before we begin, make sure that you sign up right now for my FREE Making Art with Kids Challenge where I challenge you to make Art with Kids and I am taking all kinds of pressure off because I am offering a FREE Art Lesson that will teach Line Art & Felt Marker painting so there is no excuse for not making this happen. Dude, you’re going to love it because it is going to come with the lesson plan, handout... literally everything you need to teach this Gecko Line Art Project. Best of all, you will walk away confident and your students are going to LOVE IT. So check it out by going to https://www.artasticcollective.com/challenge right now and sign up for this FREE challenge.
34:06
November 29, 2021
Episode 32. 5 Art Sub Tub Tips for Planning for a Sub in your Art Classroom
Okay so let’s dive on into 5 Art Sub Tub Tips that you can simply and easily do. Honestly, as a teacher, I learned in the later half of my years that having your Sub Tub permanently prepped went a long way. I never ever worried about being away or being sick. I even honed it further when COVID showed up and people had to go into isolation in a moment's notice. I was always ready and if I had to take a sick day, I just put it in and stayed home and never ever worried about it because my tub was always prepped. So I am going to share with you my tips so you can spend 30 minutes prepping and then be ready for a sick day at a moment's notice ALWAYS. ART SUB TUB RESOURCE: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Art-Sub-Tub-Art-Lessons-Art-Sub-Binder-Art-Resource-for-Art-Teachers-7275652 BLOG SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/2021/11/15/5-art-sub-tub-tips-for-planning-for-a-sub-in-your-art-classroom/ Now before we begin, make sure that you sign up right now for my FREE Making Art with Kids Challenge where I challenge you to make Art with Kids and I am taking all kinds of pressure off because I am offering a FREE Art Lesson that will teach Line Art & Felt Marker painting so there is no excuse for not making this happen. Dude, you’re going to love it because it is going to come with the lesson plan, handout... literally everything you need to teach this Gecko Line Art Project. Best of all, you will walk away confident and your students are going to LOVE IT. So check it out by going to https://www.artasticcollective.com/challenge right now and sign up for this FREE challenge.
24:43
November 15, 2021
Episode 31. 5 Art on A Cart Tips & Ideas for Teaching Art on a Mobile Cart
Okay so let’s dive on into 5 Art on a Cart Tips that you can simply and easily do. I taught Art on a Cart for a couple years and while it was a challenge, I learned a lot. Keep it simple and pick a limited amount of mediums that can be used with endless possibilities and start pushing that art cart! Art on a Cart | 20 Art Lessons & 10 Art Activities for Art Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Art-on-a-Cart-20-Art-Lessons-10-Art-Activities-for-Art-Teachers-7297820 BLOG SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/2021/11/01/5-art-on-a-cart-tips-ideas-for-teaching-art-on-a-mobile-cart/ Now before we begin, make sure that you sign up right now for my FREE Making Art with Kids Challenge where I challenge you to make Art with Kids and I am taking all kinds of pressure off because I am offering a FREE Art Lesson that will teach Line Art & Felt Marker painting so there is no excuse for not making this happen. Dude, you’re going to love it because it is going to come with the lesson plan, handout... literally everything you need to teach this Gecko Line Art Project. Best of all, you will walk away confident and your students are going to LOVE IT. So check it out by going to https://www.artasticcollective.com/challenge right now and sign up for this FREE challenge.
19:18
November 01, 2021
Episode 30. 5 Halloween Art Ideas for Your Classroom Using Flexible, Choice Art Mediums
Okay so let’s dive on into 5 Halloween Art Project or Lesson Ideas that you can simply and easily do in your classroom that use choice or flexible art mediums. I have a bunch of easy-to-do and prep ideas that can use choice art mediums and can allow the students to really immerse themselves in some Halloween vibes. So grab your Spooky, Scary Skeletons and let’s get into these Halloween Ready-Made, Simple and Engaging, Art Lesson Ideas for your Amazing art classroom. HALLOWEEN ART LESSONS: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Artastic/Category/-x270e-Halloween-230206 BLOG SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/2021/10/18/5-halloween-art-ideas-for-your-classroom-using-flexible-choice-art-mediums/ Now before we begin, make sure that you sign up right now for my FREE Making Art with Kids Challenge where I challenge you to make Art with Kids and I am taking all kinds of pressure off because I am offering a FREE Art Lesson that will teach Line Art & Felt Marker painting so there is no excuse for not making this happen. Dude, you’re going to love it because it is going to come with the lesson plan, handout... literally everything you need to teach this Gecko Line Art Project. Best of all, you will walk away confident and your students are going to LOVE IT. So check it out by going to https://www.artasticcollective.com/challenge right now and sign up for this FREE challenge.
16:50
October 18, 2021
Episode 29. 5 Autumn Art Lesson Ideas for Your Classroom with Flexible Mediums
Okay so let’s dive on into 5 Autumn Art Ideas that you can simply and easily do in your classroom. I have a bunch of easy-to-do and prep ideas that can use choice art mediums and can allow the students to really immerse themselves in some autumn vibes. So grab your plaid jacket, toque, and scarf and let’s get into these Autumn Ready-Made, Simple and Engaging, Art Lesson Ideas for your Amazing art classroom. AUTUMN ART LESSONS: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Artastic/Category/-x270e-Autumn-243628 CLICK HERE TO READ THE BLOG POST SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/2021/10/04/5-autumn-art-lesson-ideas-for-your-classroom-with-flexible-mediums/ Make sure that you sign up right now for my FREE Making Art with Kids Challenge where I challenge you to make Art with Kids and I am taking all kinds of pressure off because I am offering a FREE Art Lesson that will teach Line Art & Felt Marker painting so there is no excuse for not making this happen. Dude, you’re going to love it because it is going to come with the lesson plan, handout... literally everything you need to teach this Gecko Line Art Project. Best of all, you will walk away confident and your students are going to LOVE IT. So check it out by going to https://www.artasticcollective.com/challenge right now and sign up for this FREE challenge.
15:44
October 04, 2021
Episode 28. Making Art with Kids for Teachers and Homeschool Parents
My friends, I have a BRAND NEW COURSE and it is for ANYONE who is teaching art to kids. It is a course designed for anyone who needs art lessons whether you’re a general teacher, homeschool parent or mom, or an art instructor, this course brings you 30 exclusive art lessons that are fully planned and include video art tutorials using easy-to-access Art Mediums! I’m going to teach you 30 art lessons that will help you level-up your art instruction in a ready-to-use, hands-on way! Get creative and build your confidence with the course that will teach YOU how to make and instruct art with engaging art lessons kids will love OR simply hit PLAY on the video and I'll teach for you! As well, keep listening because I’m going to tell you how to get the FREE Art Lesson sampler! FULL ART LESSON! EVERYTHING INCLUDED! Let’s get into it!    ENROLL IN THIS COURSE AT: https://www.artasticcollective.com/makingartwithkids     TAKE THE CHALLENGE:  Find this FREE Art Lesson at: https://www.artasticcollective.com/challenge
11:14
August 23, 2021
Episode 27. 5 Frida Kahlo Art Project Ideas for Kids
Let's learn about famous artist Frida Kahlo! As well, I'm going to give you 5 Frida Kahlo art lesson ideas that you can use to create art projects with your students in your classroom. No matter if your kids are primary or elementary, middle school, or in high school, I have some amazing Frida Kahlo art project ideas that you can use and I will even give you links to Frida Kahlo art resource is that you can use this year in your classroom. Well, let's dive into it    Artastic Collective: https://www.artasticcollective.com/ PODCAST SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/?p=4072 BLOG: www.msartastic.com
21:49
August 16, 2021
Episode 26. Artastic Collective Curriculum for Art Teachers is OPEN for Enrollment!
So, the reason why I'm so pumped is that the response to the Artastic Collective has been amazing and so far I am seeing so many art teachers that are saying yes to the transformation for their year. The reason why they are experiencing a transformation is that they are saying goodbye to all that lesson planning all that searching on Pinterest or on Facebook groups trying to find ideas or just even just sticking together a whole bunch of low-quality free resources. Instead, they're choosing to transform their world by enrolling in the membership that is going to allow them a culturally diverse curriculum that explores a range of art making styles artists, and art history movements in addition to the elements of art and principles of design, and themes. In this episode I will talk about my personal philosophy when designing Art Lessons and all about my Art Teacher or Educator Curriculum that is open for a limited time during this Back-to-School Season! ENROLL & LEARN MORE: www.artasticcollective.com PODCAST SHOW NOTES:  https://msartastic.com/2021/08/09/the-artastic-collective-art-curriculum-for-art-teachers-is-now-open-for-enrollment-for-a-limited-time/
19:13
August 09, 2021
EPISODE 25: FREE Art Teachers Making Art Webinar: The Pastel Extravaganza
It’s time to Make some Art with this FREE Virtual Webinar experience! Art Teachers, get ready because I’m hosting a limited viewing workshop called the Art Teachers Making Art: Pastel Extravaganza this August 2021! It is a completely free Professional Development workshop where I’ll teach you how to make 2 art lessons exclusive to the virtual webinar for FREE! You will only get to view them for a limited time and that 2 week time frame starts NOW August 3rd so let’s make some art! FIND THE WEBINAR NOW: https://www.artasticcollective.com/freepastel Join the ARTASTIC COLLECTIVE NOW: https://www.artasticcollective.com/
11:51
August 03, 2021
Episode 24. 10 Back to School Art Projects and Activities for Kids
Art Teachers, in this podcast episode I’m going to give you 10 fresh and new art projects, activities, and ideas for Back to School in your Art Classroom! These are all ready-to-go ideas that you can use in your classroom that have a lovely Back-to-School vibe and will have your students in your art classroom exploring art mediums, experimenting, and being creative! I got you my lovely friends! Alright, let’s get into it!    VIEW THE SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/2021/07/26/10-back-to-school-art-projects-and-activities-for-kids-for-your-art-classroom/    ------100 CARTOONS FOR KIDS COURSE------ (play at home or in your classroom!): https://www.artasticcollective.com/100cartoons   FREE PREMIUM DRAWING LESSON FOR KIDS: https://www.artasticcollective.com/100   ART LESSONS & RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS ------ https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Artastic/   --- ART TEACHERS! -----Get FREE Elements of Art POSTERS...... FOR YOUR CLASSROOM with my Instant Download: https://www.artasticcollective.com/pl/194825
29:21
July 26, 2021
Episode 23. Artastic Collective OPENING for Enrollment SOON!
If you’re an Art Teacher looking for a complete Art Curriculum full of engaging Art Lessons for your classroom, then you need to check out the Artastic Collective, the premium membership for Art Teachers that is going to help you level-up your Art Teaching game. First Year art teacher? New to teaching? Established teacher? No matter where you are in your art teacher journey, there is something for everyone in the Artastic Collective Art Teacher Membership. From bundles of Art Lessons being released every month in Artists & Art History, Elements & Principles, and Themes, to sketchbook programs, ceramics lessons, an Exclusive Year-Long Art Teacher Growth Course, Exclusive Art Teacher monthly Challenges, an Exclusive Community Forum, and an Exclusive Directed Drawing series for your when-you're-done needs, get this membership.    ART TEACHERS! -----Join my Art Resource Library Membership! ---- ARTASTIC COLLECTIVE and get Art Lessons EVERY MONTH and instant access to HUNDREDS of fully planned art lessons!: ----------https://www.artasticcollective.com/
12:04
July 19, 2021
Episode 22. 100 Cartoons for Kids
This is the Official Launch of the 100 Cartoons for Kids course where I’m going to teach 100 exclusive and premium Cartoons for Kids! Let your kids learn how to draw at home or in your classroom with 100 Cartoon Drawing Video Tutorials designed by Ms Artastic. Get the Ms Artastic experience without any ads or YouTube! Register for the course that is priced at $1.00 per lesson, and AMAZING deal and offer because I want to make sure that kids have the opportunity to explore and make art! Grab your art making mediums and let’s make some art! CHECK OUT THE FREE SAMPLE DRAWING TUTORIAL: https://www.artasticcollective.com/100 LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COURSE: https://www.artasticcollective.com/100cartoons
09:15
July 12, 2021
Episode 21. 5 Pop Art Lesson Ideas for Kids
In this episode I’m going talk about the Pop Art Movement and I'm going to give you 5 Art Lesson ideas inspired by the Pop Art Artists of the time. Bring your pencil because I have things you should definitely jot down to help you with planning later! SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/2021/07/05/5-pop-art-lessons-for-kids/ BLOG: www.msartastic.com
18:35
July 05, 2021
Episode 20. 5 Summer Art Lesson Ideas for Kids
In this episode I’m going to give you 5 fresh and new ideas for Summer Art Ideas! These are all ready-to-go ideas that you can use in your classroom that have a lovely summer vibe and will have your students in your art classroom exploring art mediums, experimenting, and being creative! I got you my lovely friends! Alright, let’s get into it! Listen to the Episode and get the resources mentioned in this Episode's show notes: https://msartastic.com/2021/06/21/5-summer-art-lesson-ideas-for-kids/
11:50
June 21, 2021
Episode 19. YouTube For Art Lesson Ideas, New Art Techniques, and Drawing Tutorials in your Art Classroom
In this episode I am going to talk about how you can bring YouTube into your classroom in some positive ways; ways that you can use it to teach new art making skills and techniques to your students, whether you’re in class teaching, remote learning, or if students are in class and need new skills or processes to learn and explore. Or maybe you want to visit a gallery but don’t have the budget… Or maybe you want to have a fun drawing tutorial to use in those odd 10 minutes left in class when a lesson ended early, or to allow as a when you’re done for your fast finishers… Let’s look at some cool ideas for using YouTube in your Art Classroom this school year. Don't forget to subscribe to the Ms Artastic YouTube Channel for fun Drawing Tutorials for Kids! Read the Show Notes and See the link on my Blog: https://msartastic.com/2021/06/07/youtube-for-art-lesson-ideas-new-art-techniques-and-drawing-tutorials-in-your-art-classroom/
19:40
June 07, 2021
Episode 18. Ted Harrison Art Lesson Ideas for Kids
In this episode I’m going talk about who artist Ted Harrison is and I’ll give you some ideas for Ted Harrison Art Lessons that you can do with your students. Let’s learn about amazing Artist, Ted Harrison, and ideas for art lessons that you can teach that are inspired by his style of making art. Let’s get into it! “One curator said he didn’t want my work in his gallery because it was so simple even children understood it. I thought, what a wonderful tribute.”                                                                                                                    -Ted Harrison SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/2021/05/24/ted-harrison-art-lesson-ideas-for-kids/ BLOG: www.msartastic.com
15:15
May 24, 2021
Episode 17. 5 End of Year Art Lesson Ideas
In this episode I’m going to give you some fresh and new ideas for teaching art at the End of the Year and yes, this shall include End of Year Art Lesson Ideas! Now the best thing about the end of the year is that you officially can start counting down those days, tearing up your classroom and minimizing all the mess and clutter that accumulated throughout the year, and you can start re-designing your dreams for your classroom for the year to come. It is the perfect time for Reflective Teaching where you can reflect on what you did well, what worked, lessons kids loved that you should do next year or similar ones of, but also reflect on what you should do less of or what you can let go of. Every year I tear apart my room and re-design and I generally recycle or remove. I do this during the last month, as kids are busy, just doing a tiny bit at a time, and before I know it, I’m walking out the door on the last day, all done and ready-to-go for when Back to School rolls around. As well, I always think about things that worked well and I write down things I want to change or add or do more of next year, that way when I return in the next school year, I can look at my notes and I am ready to go… Once I go into vacation mode, there is no turning back and I will be quick to forget literally everything. Anyways, let’s talk End of the Year Art Lesson Ideas! Here are my 5 Art Lesson Ideas for the End of the Year. BLOG: https://msartastic.com/2021/05/10/5-end-of-year-art-lesson-ideas-for-kids/
20:28
May 10, 2021
Episode 16: 6 Social Emotional Learning Art Lesson Ideas for your Classroom
Hi there! My name is Kathleen McGiveron and you’re listening to the Ms Artastic Podcast and today I’m going to dive in on the topic of Social Emotional Learning and how you can teach it through art. Before we begin, let’s understand what Social Emotional Learning, or SEL is and what it can look like in the art classroom or through art!  SEL (Social Emotional Learning) is a process that both kids and adults can understand and use to manage their emotions, set goals, feel and show empathy towards others, and learn social awareness and socializing skills to allow them to build relationships. The five core competencies of SEL are: Self-awareness (recognize one’s emotions and understand how it influences behavior),  Self-management (the ability to regulate one’s emotions and behaviors in different situations), Social awareness (the ability to take perspectives and empathize with people from culturally diverse backgrounds), Relationship skills (the ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships with people and groups of diverse backgrounds), and Responsible decision-making (the ability to make respectful choices based on personal behavior and social interactions and care for the well-being of self and others). --- ART TEACHERS! -----Get FREE Elements of Art POSTERS...... FOR YOUR CLASSROOM with my Instant Download: https://www.artasticcollective.com/pl/194825 ART TEACHERS!  If you are interested in joining the Artastic Collective, please follow this link: www.artasticcollective.com EPISODE SHOW NOTES: TeachersPayTeachers.com Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Artastic Learn about the Artastic Collective, Art Teacher Membership: https://www.artasticcollective.com/
27:53
April 26, 2021
Episode 15. 5 Art Ideas for Earth Day in your Art Classroom
In this episode I’m going to give you 5 Ideas for Earth Day Art Lessons that you can use with your own choice of art mediums or materials. We’re going to learn about Earth Day and reflect on what it means through creating art with the students in our classrooms.  Earth Day is an event that is celebrated every year on April 22nd and it is used to bring awareness and support to environmental protection. This topic can cover anything from sustainable living practices to bringing awareness to things that are destroying our world such as de-forestation or polluted oceans, to awareness of endangered species, to the importance of reducing garbage and single-use materials and use re-usable or recyclable materials instead… It is about climate change… it is about our planet. The one blue sphere that every Earthling relies on.      --- ART TEACHERS! -----Get FREE Elements of Art POSTERS...... FOR YOUR CLASSROOM with my Instant Download: https://www.artasticcollective.com/pl/194825 ART TEACHERS!  If you are interested in joining the Artastic Collective, please follow this link: www.artasticcollective.com EPISODE SHOW NOTES:  TeachersPayTeachers.com Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Artastic Learn about the Artastic Collective, Art Teacher Membership: https://www.artasticcollective.com/
27:09
April 12, 2021
Episode 14. Art Teacher TLC
Welcome to the Ms Artastic Podcast, I am your host and the creator of everything that is in Artastic Nation, Kathleen McGiveron. Today I’m going to be talking about something important, which is Art Teacher TLC. We can’t be there for the kids if we aren’t there for ourselves first. As we know, teaching consumes a lot of our focus power, energy, and emotions. Some years are harder than others, and some moments in the day are more stressful. This pandemic year has added another lovely layer to it. I’m going to dive-in and remind you to take care of you. You can’t be there for your students, or family or furbabies or yourself if you don’t take care of you too. It is like when you’re on the plane and they remind you to put the face mask on yourself before you help others... Right because we can’t help anyone if we’re passed out or whatever. You need to provide YOURSELF with oxygen first because you can’t give oxygen to others if you’re on the floor. You especially cannot be an Art Teacher BOSS if you’re too tired to allow for the awesome habit building and mindset shifts. EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/2021/03/29/art-teacher-tlc-taking-care-of-you/ TeachersPayTeachers.com Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Artastic Learn about the Artastic Collective, Art Teacher Membership: https://www.artasticcollective.com/
21:32
March 29, 2021
Episode 13. Being an Art Teacher BOSS... Strategies
Welcome to the Ms Artastic Podcast. I’m your host, Kathleen McGiveron and today we’re going to continue the talk about what it means to be an Art Teacher BOSS and how to become one. In the last episode I talked about the MINDSETS that Art Teacher BOSSES need to live by. Today we’re going onto the second part of this two-part series and I’m going to give you those real and raw strategies that will set you on a growth path that will ultimately take you to the Art Teacher BOSS Level. Let’s dive into it! Before we begin we have to understand what it means to be BOSS. Someone who is boss knows what they want, how to get what they want, and implements the process to get it. This is what it means to be BOSS! Essentially, you’re the ultimate to-do list checker, task completer, and productivity person. Being boss is a great mindset to have. Of course, it’s not just mindset. You have to feel it in your heart and you have to do the work to get there. Being boss means that your actively and consciously doing the steps each and every day, every moment, working to make the slight improvements in yourself that are needed to get to your goals and your better version of yourself. I like to say: “Reflect, self-improve, and calibrate perfection.” Of course, this is a LONG journey of success, not a quick trip. This is way of LIVING LIFE. This topic is so big that I had to make it a two-parter because honestly, there is so much to say. That is HOW IMPORTANT Being BOSS is. Being an Art Teacher BOSS is a lifestyle change and, if you’re ready, you can implement these changes to change your mindset and change your life. All changes are hard at the beginning, messy in the middle, and easy at the end. My lovely friend, make sure that you have a notebook ready, phone to make notes in, or if you’re listening while you’re driving or running... that’s ok. Just jot down these tips as soon as you can and get ready to implement them too so that you can be an Art Teacher BOSS. In the first part of this two-part series of Being an Art Teacher BOSS, I talked about mindsets that you can implement into your boss journey. Today, I’ll talk about things that you can do in your teaching practice to fire it up and take it to boss level. They will help you get those things checked off your to-do list and help you be a more productive teacher so that you can leave sooner each day. Because living your life... Is kind of a big deal. Alright, let’s talk about things that you can do in your teaching practice to fire it up and take it to boss level. EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/2021/01/18/inspiring-the-reluctant-artists-or-art-makers-in-your-art-classroom/ TeachersPayTeachers.com Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Artastic Learn about the Artastic Collective, Art Teacher Membership: https://www.artasticcollective.com/
20:47
March 15, 2021
Episode 12. Be an Art Teacher BOSS... Mindset Strategies!
Welcome to the Ms Artastic Podcast. I’m your host, Kathleen McGiveron and today we’re going to talk about what it means to be an Art Teacher BOSS and how to become one. Let’s dive into it! Before we begin we have to understand what it means to be BOSS. Someone who is boss knows what they want, how to get what they want, and implements the process to get it. This is what it means to be BOSS! Essentially, you’re the ultimate to-do list checker, task completer, and productivity person. Being boss is a great mindset to have. Of course, it’s not just mindset. You have to feel it in your heart and you have to do the work to get there. Being boss means that your actively and consciously doing the steps each and every day, every moment, working to make the slight improvements in yourself that are needed to get to your goals and your better version of yourself. I like to say: “Reflect, self-improve, and calibrate perfection.” Of course, this is a LONG journey of success, not a quick trip. This is way of LIVING LIFE. This topic is so big that I had to make it a two-parter because honestly, there is so much to say. That is HOW IMPORTANT Being BOSS is. Being an Art Teacher BOSS is a lifestyle change and, if you’re ready, you can implement these changes to change your mindset and change your life. All changes are hard at the beginning, messy in the middle, and easy at the end. My lovely friend, make sure that you have a notebook ready, phone to make notes in, or if you’re listening while you’re driving or running... that’s ok. Just jot down these tips as soon as you can and get ready to implement them too so that you can be an Art Teacher BOSS. EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/2021/01/18/inspiring-the-reluctant-artists-or-art-makers-in-your-art-classroom/ TeachersPayTeachers.com Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Artastic Learn about the Artastic Collective, Art Teacher Membership: https://www.artasticcollective.com/
18:60
March 01, 2021
Episode 11. Reflective Art Teaching Practices
This is a topic that I need to focus on as well. It is so often that we feel alone in our classrooms, offices, or studios... We show up, do the work, and go home. Sometimes we have colleagues, but it’s not all the time that we see them. As well, they may know you well, but they might not know what is happening inside your classroom, or your office, or studio. I think it is important that we remind ourselves of the magic makers in our lives, which are ourselves. Let's dive into some Reflective Teaching Strategies that you can use in your art classroom! EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/2021/02/15/reflective-teaching-practices-for-art-teachers/ TeachersPayTeachers.com Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Artastic Learn about the Artastic Collective, Art Teacher Membership: https://www.artasticcollective.com/
16:30
February 15, 2021
Episode 10. Encouraging Your Student's Creativity
Hey Art Teacher! In today’s podcast, we’re going to talk about Encouraging students to be creative! First, I’m going to share with you some ideas of how to fuel your creativity, which you can write down notes for then share in your OWN classroom. Second, I’ll talk about some Finish the Picture and Creativity Challenge ideas. These are all ideas that you can use or teach in your own classroom that can help encourage your students to be creative. Here are my tips, ideas, and inspiration for learning how to fuel your creativity whether you create art, teach art to kids, write stories or poems, are a blogger, teacherpreneur, make YouTube Videos, or create podcasts. Ideas can be hard to come by when you have creativity block or writer’s block. Here are my tips for how to fuel your creativity and get your deepest, most authentic and genuine ideas! EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/2021/02/01/encourage-students-to-be-creative-in-your-art-classroom/  TeachersPayTeachers.com Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Artastic Learn about the Artastic Collective, Art Teacher Membership: https://www.artasticcollective.com/
16:19
February 01, 2021
Episode 9. Inspiring Reluctant Artists in your Art Classroom
Art Teachers, in today’s podcast, we’re going to talk about Inspiring your Reluctant Artists or Art Makers. Encouraging students to make art can sometimes happen easily and other times, it’s a challenge. You bring out, act out, or show your “hook” and BAM! They’re engaged and are wanting to do their best. Depending on the age or the student’s own personal experience with creating art, this is sometimes a challenge and you might even get a complete refusal. As a teacher, it is our job to encourage a student to create. After many years of experience teaching, and having taught art to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, I have a few tricks up my sleeve in terms of getting ALL your students to create art, even if they really don’t want to. Before we dive in on looking at different approaches, it is important to know that building a relationship and earning your student’s trust is key for success, not only for the art project you’re working on, but to create an environment where the student always feel safe when making art. A lot of the time, the barriers for not wanting to create are: self-judgement, fear of peer judgment, fear of failure, and lack of exposure to creating art. Remember, that creating art can make a lot of people feel vulnerable. Creative thinking and using new mediums or materials can make people (including students) feel uncomfortable. All of these prevent individuals from wanting to do their best. A lot of times kids act out or are reluctant to try because they fear what their peers might think. And isn’t this true for us as well? Let’s take a look at some strategies you can try out in your classroom! Make sure you stick to one for a while to ensure that the new habit or pattern makes a difference (1 day is not sufficient). If you are interested in joining the Artastic Collective, please follow this link: www.artasticcollective.com EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/2021/01/18/inspiring-the-reluctant-artists-or-art-makers-in-your-art-classroom/ TeachersPayTeachers.com Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Artastic Learn about the Artastic Collective, Art Teacher Membership: https://www.artasticcollective.com/
25:50
January 18, 2021
Episode 8. Ideas for Fast Finisher Activities in the Art Classroom
Art Teacher, in today’s podcast, we’re going to talk about what to do with those Fast Finishing students. Now, there are two reasons kids finish fast. First, they finish fast because they are focused and on task and don’t spend time getting distracted or procrastinating. The second reason is that they just rushed right through. If you suspect some rushing, kindly ask the student to either add more detail to their work or slow down and take their time to do their best, or ask them to put it on the white board with a magnet and stand back to look at the work to see if they, themselves, can find any areas to improve on. Either way, you’re always going to have students finish before the rest so let’s take a look at some ideas or routines that you can build into your classroom so that students know what to do when they’re done so they don’t have to ask you and so that you don’t have to instruct them on what to do EVERY time. If you are interested in joining the Artastic Collective, please visit www.artasticcollective.com ' EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/2021/01/04/what-to-do-with-fast-finishers-in-your-art-classroom/ TeachersPayTeachers.com Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Artastic Learn about the Artastic Collective, Art Teacher Membership: https://www.artasticcollective.com/
23:27
January 04, 2021
Episode 7. The Artastic Collective, Art Teacher Membership
Well my lovely friends, I just wanted to take the time today to share with you a little bit about a resource that can honestly… be a game changer for art teachers. Now, it is not everyday that art teachers get things that are shiny, new, and spectacular… but this IS!  To better support Art Teachers, I created the Artastic Collective. With the Artastic Collective, Art Resource Library membership for art teachers, my mission is to provide you with prepared art lessons, resources, and activities that will allow you to free up your time and live your life, whether that means traveling, pursuing your hobbies, or spending time with your family. It will provide you with Fully planned Art Lessons and Resources (that cover standards and include assessments and rubrics) will be given to you. You should be able to be an instructor or teacher and be able to have the time to LIVE life. With this membership, you will receive teaching ideas, inspiration, and guidance to help you navigate and problem-solve in your classroom or studio. This membership will give you the freedom to create art with kids, live your life, and will help you engage your students with art lessons. This membership is intended for Elementary & Middle School Teachers. Find my membership at artasticcollective.com. Remember, January 1st the membership will open for enrollment for only a few weeks and then will close until august. Make sure you visit the site right now and Join the Waitlist so you know when to register so you don’t miss it. https://www.artasticcollective.com/
18:46
December 28, 2020
Coming Soon in the world of Artastic!
Well, I'm going to be starting 2021 off with a BANG! I'm going to be hosting a FREE Art Teacher Masterclass... As well, in this episode you can find out the secret start date for the Winter Enrollment of the Artastic Collective! So hit play on your podcast player and make sure you follow or subscribe to this channel! In this episode I'm going to let you know about these two amazing opportunities and how to join!
10:45
December 19, 2020
The FREE Art Teacher Masterclass
Join me for my FREE Art Teacher Masterclass where I’m going to talk about: • Engaging your students • Inspiring Reluctant Art Makers • Exploring Art on a Budget • Increasing your Productivity • Faster Prepping and Grading Yes, I am totally going to be going in depth for a long while on these topics. I’m going to get you all pumped up for 2021 after this disastrous year and I’m going to help you straighten it all back out. I got you my friend! So if you want to register for free, make sure you go to https://www.artasticcollective.com/masterclass
14:36
December 14, 2020
Episode 6. Creating Happiness in your Art Classroom
Teachers, let’s talk about creating happiness among your students in your art classroom. For me, this is so important. Right now, at this strange and unusual moment in time, it is essential. It is a major part of creating a positive learning space, creating a strong classroom community, building trust with ALL your students, and creating a classroom that kids WANT to be in. EPISODE SHOW NOTES: https://msartastic.com/2020/12/14/creating-happiness-in-your-classroom TeachersPayTeachers.com Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ms-Artastic Learn about the Artastic Collective, Art Teacher Membership: https://www.artasticcollective.com/
17:33
December 14, 2020
Episode 5. Tips for Teaching Art during Distance Learning, Part. 2
Hello my lovely friends and Art Teachers! Well, last time we talked about focusing your Distance Learning approach so that you can streamline the process and not get yourself too overwhelmed. Today we’re going to discuss some ideas for teaching Distance Learning or Remote Learning style to your students in your Art Classroom. I’m going to provide a lot of ideas and you can decide what might work for you or take some ideas and tweak them for your own classroom. Every classroom and group of students is different so make it work for you. Alright, let’s get started! Find the Podcast Show Notes on my Blog: https://msartastic.com/2020/11/30/tips-for-teaching-art-during-distance-learning-part-2
17:40
November 30, 2020
Episode 4. Tips for Teaching Art during Distance or Remote Learning
Teaching during Distance Learning is going to be oh so challenging for teachers. There is not one model to follow. Some are teaching in class and might be going remote later, or will start remote then will switch to in class. Some teachers are teaching on a cart and remotely. There are full remote learning models and there are hybrid models. All of this adds to confusion and stress because we’re not all in the same boat together and instead it feels like were drifting on a raft in the middle of the ocean and the winds just picked up and the sharks have arrived. At times, it even feels like the raft is just breaking apart. Here are my tips for teaching art during Distance Learning or Remote Learning. View the Podcast Show Notes on my Blog: https://msartastic.com/2020/11/16/tips-for-teaching-art-during-distance-learning-for-art-teachers-part-1/
28:16
November 16, 2020
Episode 3. November Art Ideas for Your Classroom
In this Episode I'll give you ideas for Art Lessons or Art Projects that you can do in your Art Classroom, general classroom, or at home if you're a homeschool parent. These are all themes for art that are perfectly suited for teaching art to kids in November! You can use these ideas for Elementary or Middle School students. Find the Podcast show notes at my blog, www.msartastic.com Podcast Show Notes: https://msartastic.com/2020/11/02/november-art-ideas-for-your-classroom/
20:25
November 02, 2020
Episode 2. Who is Ms Artastic Anyway? Get to Know Kathleen McGiveron.
Hello my lovely friends! Today I thought I’d share with you a little bit about WHO I am. Now before I do, I’ll give you a brief introduction about who I am and then… I’ll go DEEP! Hey there, I’m Kathleen McGiveron and I’m a professional artist, teacher, and the creator of Ms Artastic. As an artist, I create lowbrow artworks and have shown my work in both commercial and public galleries. I’m also Ms Artastic and I create art teaching resources and art lessons for Artastic Nation. I have two cats named Audrey and Russell and I live in Canada. I love creating art lessons that engage kids and ask them to experiment with a range of mediums and materials. I like to make lives easier for teachers by offering fully planned art lessons with ALL the resources they need to teach confidently and free their lives from endless lesson planning. READ THE BLOG POST, SHOW NOTES VISIT THE ARTASTIC COLLECTIVE, ART TEACHER MEMBERSHIP
15:34
October 19, 2020
Episode 1. Autumn Art Lesson Ideas for your Classroom
In this episode I'll give you a bunch of ideas for Autumn Art Lessons that you can do with your kids either in class or digitally. Join me in this episode and take a listen and don't forget to have your paper and pen ready for when you need to record an idea!  Click here to Find my Autumn Art Resources in my TpT Store Visit My Blog to See the Show Notes
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October 05, 2020