The Sparklers' Club gives you everything you need to ignite creativity in the classroom, engage + inspire your students, and end art teacher overwhelm for good.
On the good days, teaching art to children is rewarding, fun, and deeply satisfying — and we wouldn’t trade it for the world.
When you’re in the zone and guiding your students with confidence, teaching art can feel like the ultimate dream job…
But what about those not-so-good days?
And so, over the next few years, I began to experiment, test and tweak my lessons to match up with how students process art and express their creativity at different ages.
With these lessons, my students couldn’t wait to come to art.
They explored paint, got messy with pastels, found solutions through drawing and gained confidence in their artistic ability.
They created art and proudly showed it off to their parents.
Parents supported my art program by raising funds and setting up the art shows. (In fact, it was all done by parents because they were passionate about keeping my art program at their school.)
Instead, my role as the art teacher became focused on getting to know my students through art.
With just a few subtle shifts in how I approached teaching art, I went from feeling exhausted to energized.
I didn’t need to be a seasoned artist, or an experienced teacher (after all, I got my start as a volunteer) or feel creative around the clock...
Because, for the first time, I had a plan for teaching art that worked for me and my students.
And I was FINALLY free from the Pinterest rabbit-hole I seemed to fall down every Sunday night!
You can have this, too. I promise.
(That’s exactly why I created The Sparklers’ Club.)
In the Sparklers' Club — an affordable monthly membership created for K-7 Art Teachers — we’ve already done all the hard work for you.
(From step-by-step art lessons to done-for-you curriculums, and everything in between.)
The only thing left to do is show up and start creating with your students.
An affordable and flexible “pay as you go” monthly membership — perfect for anyone who teaches art to students aged K-7.
Get kid-tested (and teacher-approved) step-by-step lesson plans, done-for-you curriculums, and practical support — so you can unleash your students’ creativity in the classroom and become an Art Teacher Superstar.
(Even if you couldn’t draw a stick figure to save your life!)
Fully Illustrated, Step-by-Step, Grade-Level Lesson Plans
(We call them Art Bundles)
On the 1st day of each month, we release a new Art Bundle with lessons for grades K-7.
Each Art Bundle contains a selection of standards-rich, fully illustrated step-by-step lesson plans, in keeping with the month’s theme.
For every month that you’re an active member, you’ll receive access to our newest Art Bundle, PLUS 2 Art Bundle “credits” that allow you to unlock 2 additional Bundles from our extensive library (over 145 Bundles and growing).
That means you’ll receive THREE Art Bundles in total every month!
Every lesson plan is aligned with a variety of standards, including I Can Statements, Common Core and NCAS, along with matching assessment sheets for easy grading.
You can follow our brand new done-for-you EASE curriculum each month (more on that below), or simply choose the lessons that catch your eye from our extensive Art Bundle library to build your own custom curriculum!
“I found it very overwhelming to plan developmentally appropriate lessons for my PreK through 5th grade students without working all day and night.
I can clearly see what I need to prep, and the lessons are open enough that I can make adjustments and allow for differentiation.
It has really made my workload so much easier, and the students love the lessons.
- Courtney Prugh, Fort Worth TX
Any teacher who has put together their own curriculum knows how tedious and challenging it can be.
And if you’ve ever struggled to map your lessons to standards and plan your year in advance, EASE is about to become your new best friend!
The Exploring Art Supplies through Environments (EASE) Curriculum is Deep Space Sparkle’s newest art curriculum. It combines environment-based art projects with material exploration.
Through 9 environment-themed art bundles, teachers will walk their students through various environments throughout the world focusing on a single medium to develop and grow art skills.
Planning for this curriculum is also made easy with a full, year-at-a-glance project plan, special needs adaptations, master book list and supply list.
Put simply, you’ll never wonder what to teach next again!
In combination with the art lessons, teachers can access a
nine-part ART TECHNIQUE VIDEO COURSE
to develop their art skills and earn
13 Professional Development hours in the process.
All NEW Members receive the First Bundle (Grasslands) of the EASE Curriculum PLUS the first module of the Art Course (Crayons & Oil Pastels).
PLUS….Members who sign up for our annual plan, receive access to the ENTIRE EASE ART CURRICULUM and ART COURSE!
“A big thank you to the team at DSS for making amazing curriculums and taking that stress off us teachers.
My students have been bouncing around the globe this year doing the GAP curriculum…
- Summer Quinones,
Elementary Art Teacher
Plus, memberships give you access to…
Access to Exclusive Art Trainings
Get step-by-step trainings by The Deep Space Sparkle Creative Team. Brush up on your art technical skills, management plans, mindset hacks and more. You'll gain instant access to the entire training library when you join.
Drawing Guides and Templates
How many times have you needed just one drawing guide for a project? Access a library of templates & drawing guides to use right away!
Checklists and Tools
Need a quick Assessment checklist? Artist Worksheets? Posters? Drawing Handouts? We have a huge library of teaching resources available to you at the click of a button.
Special Needs Adaptations
Nothing is harder for a teacher than seeing a child struggle. Our Special Needs Adaptations resource provides practical methods to learning a variety of artistic techniques accessible for all students. From adaptive tools suggestions to new ways of working with familiar materials, our resources will set your students up for success no matter their skill level.
When you become a Sparker, you’re not just getting access to
time (and sanity) saving resources, plans and curriculums…
We value how teachers feel.
Art educators come from a variety of backgrounds and we make no assumption that we all have the same art philosophy. Or training.
Our goal is to help you find your sweet spot within a community of experienced art teachers, art-loving home-school parents and artists-turned-teachers…
We are an eclectic group that thrives in a judgment-free environment with a healthy sprinkle of artsy inspiration.
I'm so happy that I joined this group! The encouragement, tips, and kindness is felt!
You are all inspiring!
- Brooke Saffle
ART TEACHER’S OPEN HOUSE
& BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE
Whether you’re brand new to teaching or a seasoned veteran, the beginning of the year always brings excitement and sometimes a little bit of nervousness, too. This guide is designed to get your classroom up and running and to help you successfully navigate those first few weeks of school, including your first meetup with families at your open house.
DIGITAL ART PLANNER
Our digital art planner is made just for art teachers! It is FULLY customizable to allow you to organize your month, plan your week or daily schedule, format your curriculum, manage assessments, design seating charts, and more…
PLANNING PARTY WITH
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Start the new school year with intention and a game plan at our Sparklers' Planning Party.
During this interactive 90-minute workshop on August 15th the Creative Team will cover all you need to know to successfully plan with clarity and calm so you can focus more time on your students, and less time making last minute plans about what you need to teach.
EASE GRASSLAND BUNDLE AND ART COURSE
We know how valuable it is to start teaching actual projects in those first few weeks of school without resorting to worksheets and rules.
Which is why we're giving all new members access to the first bundle of our brand new EASE Curriculum PLUS, the first module of the coordinating art course.
Easy, material based projects that are simple and quick plus an art course to help you learn how to teach them!
YEARLY SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE:
INSTANT ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE EASE
When you sign up for a yearly membership to The Sparklers' Club, you’ll also receive INSTANT ACCESS to all 9 Art Bundles from our EASE Curriculum. From the moment you join, you’ll have access to a fully sequenced, standards-mapped curriculum for the entire year!
Plus, you’ll get immediate access to all 9 Art Course Modules with accompanying PD hours.
Monthly subscribers will receive the first EASE Bundle and first Art Course Module right away (Grasslands), and will continue to be able to unlock any two bundles from the Art Library (which the EASE curriculum will be a part of) in addition to receiving a brand new bundle each month.
The digital Art Planner is lit! I use it EVERY WEEK. I like that I can customize it to fit my needs. Who doesn’t like the drag and drop feature, too?
These are the things that push DSS over the top.
- Mikey Brooks, Elementary Art Teacher
As a teacher, I know how important it is to invest ONLY in the resources and tools that will give us back more of the most valuable thing we have: TIME.
I created The Sparklers’ Club to give teachers the resources and step-by-step guidance they need to teach art with confidence (even if you’re not experienced or “artsy”)... without spending hours on prep and planning each week.
But if you’re STILL not sure that our Art Bundles and Sparklers-Only resources are going to give you the free time you’ve been missing, along with the support you’ve been searching for…
We want to give you a full 72 hours to explore the resources inside the Sparklers’ Club, take the Art Bundles and EASE curriculum for a spin, and make sure they’re right for you.
If you feel that we haven’t given you everything you need to win back your free time, help your students create frame-worthy art and put together the art program of your dreams…
Then just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 72 hours of your purchase, and we’ll refund your payment in full.
No hassle, no strings attached.
Select your membership level from the options above, click “join now” and follow the prompts to complete your payment.
Check your inbox for your welcome email, which contains the link to the private Sparklers’ Club website and your membership dashboard (this is where you’ll go to download all of your monthly resources).
Login to the Sparklers’ Club website and click on “Start Here” and download the Membership Guide. You’ll learn how to navigate the site and get instant access to your goodies — ready for you to use right away (you’ll never feel the Sunday night “prep” stress again)!
Access from anywhere, at any time of day.
All you need is a computer, phone, or tablet with an internet connection to start enjoying all of the Sparklers’ Club perks right away.
“I have been an artist and a teacher for 32 years. But when I began teaching art to elementary students, I realized how different it was. After swimming through Pinterest and Google, I finally found The Sparklers Club, and it turned out to be a life saver.
The team shares so much information and ideas that can go straight into the classroom (or used as triggers for your imagination)!”
The Sparklers' Club is a subscription-based membership. This means that you pay monthly (or yearly) to access content via the exclusive Sparklers' Club website.
You receive the newest Art Bundle in your account on the 1st of every month PLUS credits to "unlock" two additional Art Bundles of your choice from our extensive library. The K-7 lessons are offered as a PDF to download or access through the site. You also receive immediate access to all of our teacher aids, training videos and PD hours, guides, assessment sheets, etc.
Monthly membership is $38 per month. Yearly membership is $379/year.
Yes, you can cancel your monthly membership at any time. Your membership will remain active for the current month, and you will NOT be billed for the next month, or any month thereafter. Both the yearly and monthly plans are protected by our three-day satisfaction guarantee. We've got you covered!
We accept major credit cards and paypal for your subscription. Many teachers have been successful getting their school or district to pay. We even offer volume discounts for schools or districts looking to provide resources for multiple teachers. You can email us at email@example.com if you need an invoice or quote. We recommend purchasing a plan yourself while registration is open and we can refund you once your school submits the payment for your account. You can also use Artsonia Funds to purchase your Sparklers' Club membership. Go to the Artsonia website and request to transfer the funds to Deep Space Sparkle. Memberships are $38/month or K-7 $379/year-please send funds in these increments. Once your membership is set up, we will contact you with your login details within 72 hours.
Our membership is designed for teachers in the Art Room, Classroom, or Homeschool. If you teach art in an after-school program, community center, private classes in your home or at a summer art camp, you may use the lessons inside The Sparklers' Club with a few considerations - You can use our materials for your private art classes in any physical location where you are meeting with children in person. You may not use Deep Space Sparkle resources for online teaching as a business entity. We don't allow use of our copyrighted images, videos or branding graphics in any (paid or otherwise) promotional materials. This includes your website, social media, flyers, etc. -- You may not change or alter our copyrighted lesson plans, art resources or any downloaded PDF to reflect your business or personal name. -- You may not sell or redistribute our resources to your customers or any other individual or group. -- If you post your student's results on your business website or social media, you must acknowledge Deep Space Sparkle and give credit to Deep Space Sparkle and/or the Sparklers' Club as the lesson creator.
Reach out to our Sparkly Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you!
A final word from Patty