About

The Teacher

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The Studio

Several years ago, I transformed my public school, elementary art room into an open-studio space and invited my students to start making their own art with the skills I was teaching. The results were nothing short of magical; I was blown away by the ideas. creative thinking, and the pure joy I was seeing every single class period.

It was clear to me that a choice-based art education had more to offer than just the development of a wide range of art and thinking skills; it also gave my students a place to explore the things that mattered to them and discover more about who they are.

I remember thinking, “I wish I could package this up and give it to more kids.”  So, I started brainstorming, and it wasn’t long before I can up with my own idea.

Enter:

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Here at Big Ideas Art Studio, I believe kids are already artists – full of wonderful ideas and individual artistic strengths, and I created an online art program to reflect that – no cookie-cutter art projects, no directions on WHAT to make, just the HOW. Designed based on the latest research in child development and trends in art education that supports choices, individualization and even play as being essential to learning and growth, this art program offers more than just an art lesson, Big Ideas Art Studio offers each kid the chance to think and create like an artist. 

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When you purchase a membership, your child will have access to open-ended, how-to skill demonstrations (PDFs and video format), weekly challenges, an artistic community with other kid artists and teacher feedback, portfolios for documenting work, and the opportunity to learn from real-life professional artists.

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This program is comprehensive and inclusive with opportunities for all kinds of artists – from drawing to digital art, sculpting to crafts and so much more! Whether you’re a homeschool family looking to incorporate a more comprehensive art curriculum, or a public school family looking to support your young artist, or even a teacher looking to provide your students with in-class resources, Big Ideas Art Studio is for you.