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Double Your Classroom Library Without Spending a Dime

Most art teachers are not only art supply hoarders but art book hoarders, too. This is a fun pastime but can get expensive and become a storage issue. In the video below, I will explain one way I bypass buying or hunting down every single book I want to share with my students in the art room.

Your winter break is a great time to inventory your own art books, make a wishlist for those you want, and devise a plan to get your hands on them for spring!
How do you source art books to supplement learning in the art room?

Do you have any other tips to add?


Magazine articles and podcasts are opinions of professional education contributors and do not necessarily represent the position of the Art of Education University (AOEU) or its academic offerings. Contributors use terms in the way they are most often talked about in the scope of their educational experiences.

7 years ago

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.