4 Flipped Teachers’ YouTube Channels You Won’t Want to Miss!

When we think of flipping the art room, we automatically think of the daunting task of creating all of those videos! Did you know there is a strong network of flippers out there who already have some amazing established YouTube channels? These valuable resources provide two things.

First, they provide inspiration. Seeing how other teachers approach the flipped art room can help you build the confidence to try flipping yourself. Second, they provide a whole library of videos from which you can choose. For example, let’s say you want to flip a unit on weaving. You may find two videos from others and create two of your own.

We’ve compiled some of our favorite YouTube Channels from established art room flippers along with some fresh new videos from students that took our June 2015 offering of the online grad class “Flipping the Art Room.”

1: Beth Koon: The Awesome Arts Channel

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Beth’s videos are amazing! Beth teaches K-7, so there is a lot to look at. Don’t miss the intro video on her channel, which sets the tone for the instruction happening in her art room.

2: Proko

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This is a popular drawing site. Johanna Russell, AOE Instructor and Flipper extraordinaire, says her students find success with these tutorials.

3: Julie Hogarth’s YouTube Channel


There are so many great sketchbook tutorials here! Notice how Julie fast forwards the demo with the voice overlay in the video below. Julie does a great job breaking down something that is tedious to teach– thumbnail sketches. Over the course of four short videos, she explains why artists create thumbnail sketches, how to incorporate the elements of design, how to create and adjust during the process of thumbnail sketches, and how thumbnails play into a final piece of art.

4: Creativity Zone by Melissa Ball


We like Melissa’s videos because they are approachable and funny. The video below explains that she is saving students from the zombie apocalypse by teaching them how to weave. Obviously, students are also learning to weave in the process. This set of videos is a great example of making multiple videos for different steps of a project.

Of course, these are just a few examples. We’ve found people flipping all kinds of lessons and techniques from take-home sketchbook assignments for advanced drawing students to clay basics for beginners. The list goes on and on!

I’ll leave you with one last insider tip: Don’t forget to add clean up directions and supply care directions into the videos. It will  transforms clean up in your art room!

How do you imagine using video instruction in your art room?

Which channel intrigued you the most?  

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Jessica Balsley

Jessica Balsley is AOEU’s Founder and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She is passionate about helping art teachers enhance their lives and careers through relevant professional development.

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