155 episodes

A podcast for K-12 art educators interested in connecting with colleagues and ideas. Each episode, hosted by Matt and Laura Grundler, takes you backstage with guest hosts from #K12ArtChat to dig into the latest art education innovations and resources. You’ll find tips, tools, and inspiration to keep you connected and moving forward.

K12ArtChat the Podcast The Creativity Department

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

A podcast for K-12 art educators interested in connecting with colleagues and ideas. Each episode, hosted by Matt and Laura Grundler, takes you backstage with guest hosts from #K12ArtChat to dig into the latest art education innovations and resources. You’ll find tips, tools, and inspiration to keep you connected and moving forward.

    Episode 88 – Chatting with Momo Pixel

    Episode 88 – Chatting with Momo Pixel

    Enjoy this discussion with award-winning multidisciplinary artist and game designer Momo Pixel. From the popular interactive annual exhibition called Momoland, to the viral sensation that is Hair Nah, this engaging session dives into Momo’s pixel filled world. Discover the career path she followed to get to where she is today and come away with inspiring ideas and information to share with students.

    • 54 min
    Episode 87 – Support for Arts Ed – Where to Find it?

    Episode 87 – Support for Arts Ed – Where to Find it?

    The Creativity Department is joined by two members of the Alabama Art Education Association – Social Media Chair Shelbye Reese and President of AAEA Mary Jane Coker! In this episode, they share their experience of looking for and where they’ve found support for arts within their district.  They’ve tapped into so many corners including teachers of other subjects like math and history, school administration, PLNs, and even their own students! 

    • 58 min
    Episode 86 – Creativity Crew – The Challenges of Making Your Own Art

    Episode 86 – Creativity Crew – The Challenges of Making Your Own Art

    In this episode, the Creativity Department discusses the challenges of having a career as an art educator and personal life as an artist.  Joined by the newly formed Creativity Crew –Candido Crespo, Raine Valentine, and Joe Boatfield – who will regularly join Matt and Laura to talk about hot topics (like this one), they dive into everything from managing a social media presence and displaying personal art in the classroom to carving out time for creativity. Listen in to the Creativity Crew share their experiences and learn how you can benefit!

    • 53 min
    Episode 85 - James Rees - Career Connections in Retirement

    Episode 85 - James Rees - Career Connections in Retirement

    In this episode, The Creativity Department is joined by returning guest James Rees! This year, James retired from the art room. During the conversation, he shares stories from the field including how his career has changed over the 30 years he taught.  Listen in to hear how he developed a plan for staying connected and continued growth in retirement.  Get some inspiration to use when planning your own next steps. 

    • 44 min
    Episode 84 - Marilyn Stewart - Creating a Culture of Belonging through Curricular Choices

    Episode 84 - Marilyn Stewart - Creating a Culture of Belonging through Curricular Choices

    In this episode, The Creativity Department is joined by Davis Author Marilyn Stewart to talk about the importance of creating a culture of belonging in the art room. Marilyn shares her 50 years of experience writing curriculum and preparing educators for the art room. Learn how she develops curriculum and the strategies she employs when doing so. Listen in to this engaging episode to get the inside scoop from one of art education’s subject matter experts and hear about the NEW middle school title from Davis!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 83 - Don Masse - Reflecting on the Teacher and Administration Relationship

    Episode 83 - Don Masse - Reflecting on the Teacher and Administration Relationship

    It’s no secret that art teachers can feel isolated in their school communities. It’s important to continuously consider what supports you need from your district and administrators! In this episode, The Creativity Department is joined by Don Masse, Visual And Preforming Arts Resource Teacher for San Diego Unified School District.  During the conversation they dive into the importance of visibility and discuss how art teachers like yourself can advocate for their programs as well as strategies to get administration on board with the great ideas you have. Listen in for inspiration on how to nurture this important relationship! 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

artwithadrienne ,

Teacher Appreciation and Mental Health

I have never been motivated to write a review about any podcast or product before this. I was highly impacted by this conversation. Thank you for the length and depth of sharing among your guests. I have immediately implemented the concept of evaluating my to actions to ask is this self-soothing or self-care, and how will it affect my tomorrow? While it was Mr. Crespo who lead me to your podcast, the hosts will keep me coming back!

Amanda Koonlaba, Ed.S. ,

My favorite arts ed podcast!

I may be a bit biased, but I love this podcast. Since Matt and Laura started hosting, the quality has been incredible! It is meaningful to me to hear about the experiences of other arts educators and arts integration/STEAM educators. I highly recommend this!

bbdobbs ,

Community

I have really enjoyed these Podcasts! I am an international teacher and have been trying to connect with my school leadership about the importance of creating a community for the art teachers in our “family of schools” but have had little to no success over the past few years. I’ve really appreciated the boost of energy that I’ve received from listening to your program and becoming part of this community! Thank you!

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