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Mandy Theis

Saturday, 27 November 2021
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Painting Education

How do you learn how to paint well? Here is how special art schools, called “ateliers“, teach painting to students.   Painting Education Starts with Drawing Everyone who enters an atelier for the first time just can’t wait to start … Continue reading

Mandy Theis

Saturday, 20 November 2021
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Art & Education

Are you an artist? An educator? Both? This guide will help you balance the crazy that comes with pursuing art AND education.   Please note that this article contains affiliate links. You can read our affiliate policy here. Master Your … Continue reading

Mandy Theis

Saturday, 13 November 2021
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3 Ways to Start Your Atelier Art Training Right Now

So, you finally found this type of art school you were looking for your entire life but didn’t even know existed. It’s called an Atelier. And if you study hard for a few years, you can learn how to paint … Continue reading

Mandy Theis

Saturday, 6 November 2021
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What to Charge for Private Art Lessons

Finding the right price for private art classes doesn’t have to cost you sleep. This guide will help you price your services fairly and answer the question, “How much should I charge for art lessons?”. The Fear of Charging Money … Continue reading

Mandy Theis

Saturday, 30 October 2021
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Visual Arts Lesson Plans

Are you in need of some visual arts lesson plans? Here is a FREE, extensive K-12 curriculum that you can download right now. As art teachers, it can be a challenge to constantly be coming up with new lessons for … Continue reading

Mandy Theis

Saturday, 23 October 2021
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Art Class Lesson Plan

Need an easy-peasy art class lesson plan that works for most ages? Look no further. This free, easy-to-follow slide presentation teaches students how to create an Artist’s Stick Figure. If you have students who claim “I can’t even draw a … Continue reading

Mandy Theis

Saturday, 16 October 2021
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One Day Art Lesson for Substitutes

Easy-peasy Sub-Proof Lessons for 1-100 Days So, you wake up with a scratch in your throat, and by the time you’ve had your morning coffee you are faced with the typical sick art teacher dilemma… Do you risk calling in … Continue reading

Mandy Theis

Saturday, 9 October 2021
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Your Hand Gets Better Before Your Eye

If you just started atelier training and feel like you are going crazy, relax, that’s normal.     One of the most challenging aspects of atelier training for students is that their eye starts to see things better than their … Continue reading

Mandy Theis

Saturday, 2 October 2021
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The Strength of Beauty

What makes a bridge strong? Is it the materials used, or the engineering technology employed in its creation? Is it how much weight it can hold, or what natural phenomena it can withstand?     Perhaps the strongest bridge in … Continue reading

Mandy Theis

Saturday, 25 September 2021
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On Mastercopies in Art

Is copying bad in art? In my experience within art education communities, there is a deeply held belief that copying anything in art is harmful. It’s true that copying another’s work and passing it off as your own is clearly … Continue reading

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