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Heidi O'Hanley
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Art Class Adaptations: Working with Special Needs (January's Stepping Stones)
Click here to view the article in Arts and Activities Magazine. I n each of our classes, we attempt to meet the needs of every child. From special needs to gifted, ELL to non-verbal, as well as all other abilities and qualities, we do our best to accommodat...
Click here to view the article in Arts and Activities Magazine. In each of our classes, we attempt to meet the needs of every child. From special needs to gifted, ELL to non-verbal, as well as all other abilities and qualiti...
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Masks with 5th Grade
There are so many different ways to create a mask in your classroom, but this project is among one of my favorites.  I enjoy it because students have freedom to choose their own designs.  This particular project is known throughout my school and students lo...
There are so many different ways to create a mask in your classroom, but this project is among one of my favorites. I enjoy it because students have freedom to choose their own designs. This particular project is known thro...
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Aventures in Printmaking: November's Stepping Stones
For the full article in Arts & Activities Magazine,  please click here for the Stepping Stones column . A few months ago, I was interviewed by Deep Space Sparkle’s Patty Palmer on ways to manage teaching art
from a cart.   I was asked what the most
challeng...
For the full article in Arts & Activities Magazine, please click here for the Stepping Stones column. A few months ago, I was interviewed by Deep Space Sparkle’s Patty Palmer on ways to manage teaching art from a cart. I was...
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Mapping Out Your Teaching Environment: September's Stepping Stones
Click here for the full article in Arts and Activities Magazine! This school year marks a first for me … I ’ m in my own classroom with a sink!   It may not sound like that big of a deal, but many art educators
struggle to find all the resources needed for ...
Click here for the full article in Arts and Activities Magazine! This school year marks a first for me…I’m in my own classroom with a sink! It may not sound like that big of a deal, but many art educators struggle to find ...
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How Artsonia Became a Resource for our Child with Special Needs
I have been using Artsonia as an educator for the past four years.  I enjoy having students excited to see their artwork in our school's online gallery and seeing the smiles on their faces when parents and family members comment on their artwork.  I could n...
I have been using Artsonia as an educator for the past four years. I enjoy having students excited to see their artwork in our school's online gallery and seeing the smiles on their faces when parents and family members comm...
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Recharging Your Creativity in Summertime: June's Stepping Stones
For the full post, please visit Arts and Activities Stepping Stones. Burnout happens to any teacher in every grade level and there are some years that push us so much to the brink, we feel a loss of control with everyday tasks at work and at home. With poli...
For the full post, please visit Arts and Activities Stepping Stones. Burnout happens to any teacher in every grade level and there are some years that push us so much to the brink, we feel a loss of control with everyday t...
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Leap into the Fiber Arts World: December's Stepping Stones
Click here for the full article in Arts & Activities Magazine! In November’s Stepping Stones, I shared my thoughts on how printmaking was one of my most challenging sets of projects, but I had found ways to work with the materials in the environments I taug...
Click here for the full article in Arts & Activities Magazine! In November’s Stepping Stones, I shared my thoughts on how printmaking was one of my most challenging sets of projects, but I had found ways to work with the mat...
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Masks with 5th Grade
There are so many different ways to create a mask in your classroom, but this project is among one of my favorites.  I enjoy it because students have freedom to choose their own designs.  This particular project is known throughout my school and students lo...
There are so many different ways to create a mask in your classroom, but this project is among one of my favorites. I enjoy it because students have freedom to choose their own designs. This particular project is known thro...
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Ideas for Early Finishers: October's Stepping Stones
Click here to view the article in Arts & Activities Magazine! So your students are in the middle of a project, but some of
them are starting to approach you with their completed artworks.   There are quite a few options you have for
your early finishers unt...
Click here to view the article in Arts & Activities Magazine! So your students are in the middle of a project, but some of them are starting to approach you with their completed artworks. There are quite a few options you ha...
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The "No-No" and "Yes-Yes" Boards
5 years ago, I was inspired by fellow art educator, Ted Edinger (author of Art with Mr. E ) to do a "no-no" board in my classrooms at both schools I worked at.  I immediately found the board to be positively effective as students would correct themselves fr...
5 years ago, I was inspired by fellow art educator, Ted Edinger (author of Art with Mr. E) to do a "no-no" board in my classrooms at both schools I worked at. I immediately found the board to be positively effective as stude...
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It's summer break for my kiddos! Instead of spending time in the tablets and electronics, my daughter likes to walk around my garden and landscaping, finding random sticks and stones and attempting to mix "potions" with rain...
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Art Games and Activities: May's Stepping Stones
Click here to view the article in Arts & Activities Magazine! Throughout
the school year, you spend a majority of time in your classes discussing
artists, cultures, concepts, and history, on top of creating projects inspired
by those ideas.  Having a variet...
Click here to view the article in Arts & Activities Magazine! Throughout the school year, you spend a majority of time in your classes discussing artists, cultures, concepts, and history, on top of creating projects inspire...
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Mother, Artist, Elementary Art Educator (NBCT), and Advocate for the Arts (Focus in Drawing/Illustration, Painting, Sculpture, Fiber Arts, and Photography)
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