The mission of Art Teachers of Etsy is to bring art educators on Etsy together to share ideas, collaborate through distance learning and always encourage one another to continue making art to nourish our own creative needs. Our team is important as a network of teaching artists where stories from the classroom can be told and members can offer a support system for creative outlets. It is our goal to share in the experience of: promoting art appreciation to our students, allowing art to be a creative and therapeutic experience for our students, supporting new ideas in the classroom, exchanging lesson plan ideas for new projects, sharing stories of funny, memorable, and even life changing experiences, offering a support system to really keep each other accountable to our own creative needs such as keeping it real with making your own art, and promoting each others'etsy shops! Phew!Welcome to the Art Teachers of Etsy blogspot. This page is a launchpad for our new team. New Membership Applications are available here.

We are currently in a membership drive phase, looking to recruit new members to our team.

ATE would like for all that is art education to be discussed in our team. New ideas, school politics discussions, images of finished student work and more will be shared through our new Google Group.

Interested in membership to Art Teachers of Etsy?
See our Etsy Team page at http://team.etsy.com/viewteam.php?id=645 and APPLY below!

Send all inquires to etsyartteachers@gmail.com or pickledaliens at etsy.com



Membership Requirements

To be considered a member of the Art Teachers of Etsy Team you must meet the following requirements:

* Must have a minimum of 3 items listed at all times. Please do not apply to the team if your shop is empty.

*Must be an active K-12 art teacher. Adult Art Educators and Art Education Certificate candidates will also be considered.

*Create a Gmail account. This will allow you to be invited to our Google Group to access lesson plans.

To maintain membership all Art Teachers of Etsy must participate in the following activities:

* Become a blogspot fan of Art Teachers of Etsy

* Submit first lesson plan to activate membership.

(Please do not apply to team if you are not serious about submitting lessons.)

* Submit five lesson plans over the first year. (a template is available)

* Post on Google Group: New lesson ideas, questions about the classroom, materials, or projects or just exercise your pedagogy.

*Participate in monthly Etsy Team Chat Meetings:
Rotating Chat Meeting Moderator. Team members will be notified of meeting date/time through email and blog post.

* Participate in a contest/challenge/art trade per year.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Join the team

Join the team and swap lesson plans in our Google Group!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

New Etsy Team

The Art Teachers of Etsy Team wants you! We are looking to begin activities once we get 10 members! Won't you join?