Classroom Management

Zero Budget Art Room

Welcome to Zero Budget Art Room, your ultimate resource for maximizing creativity on a shoestring budget! Join us as we celebrate the ingenuity and resourcefulness of art teachers everywhere. Led by elementary art teacher Renae Greene, our series offers innovative tips and tricks to advocate for resources you need while spending ZERO out of pocket. Boost the art room joy of making masterpieces with your artists knowing you’re managing your budgets wisely. While we are experts at repurposing items like cardboard boxes, and always up for a solid art room hack, our students deserve appropriate tools and materials to meet curricular goals. Whether you’re a seasoned educator or just starting out, Zero Budget Art Room is your guide to working smarter, not harder.

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Lindsey McGinnis

Lindsey McGinnis is AOEU’s Media Content Manager and a former high school art educator. She is passionately equipping art teachers to be successful in their classrooms and firmly believes that art is a safe place for students to explore and process the challenging topics and concepts around them.

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