Student Art Books

Before I opened my studio, I always knew I wanted to have a student art book in the waiting room. Where the idea came from, I’m not sure. I know it wasn’t my original idea. The way I read blogs, I know someone else must have inspired me.

I bought a blank canvas sketchbook similar to this one at Michaels and had an artist friend decorate the cover. I didn’t have enough students at the time to hold a contest otherwise that would be fun. She asked what I wanted and I told her I trusted her to be creative. Isn’t she amazing?




This one has been full for a couple of years now. I sat down and had a look as I was planning to finally put out a new one.

I thought I would share some of my favorite entries as well as my new art book and individual art books I now use for inspiring and fostering creativity.

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Halloween Music Lab


Looking to spice up your lab for a couple of weeks? Here is a Halloween lab I started this year. It’s adapted from Heidi’s Piano Notes.

My students do a 30 minute lab time each week and this lab will take most students one to two weeks to complete.

Student labs are kept in 1/2 inch 3-ring binders with tab dividers. This one is listed under the “Holiday” tab.

Download the assignment sheet.

Visit my Halloween Music Lab Pinterest board for the assigned videos.