3 Dynamic Books to Use in the Art Room

Do you use books in your art room? If so, I have three great new books you might want to check out for your next lesson: The Pencil, by Allan Ahlberg, Art by Patrick McDonnell and I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont. All three books deal with the artmaking process and are extremely engaging for kids. Check out the video to learn more and see a project idea for each one. (I feel like I’m on Reading Rainbow!)

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Amanda Heyn

Amanda Heyn is AOEU’s Director of K–12 PD & Media and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She enjoys creating relevant and engaging professional development just for art teachers.

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