Show Us Your Creative Costume

Teaching is probably one of the few profesions where we dress up year after year in costumes for work. We have the added dificulty of finding fresh ideas that are appropriate for the school setting. Halloween is only days away and we know many of you have prepared some great art centered costumes for this year! Share your creative costume with The Teaching Palette by emailing a jpeg of your costume to We will add the pictures to our Flicker stream and post them on The Teaching Palette. Happy Halloween!

Enjoy these artistically inspired costumes we found while scouring the web.

Channeling dead artists

Hillary Andrlik + Theresa McGee

The founders and primary authors of this blog are Hillary Andrlik and Theresa McGee, who both teach elementary art in the Chicagoland area. Hillary has been teaching art since 2002, received her art education degree from Illinois State University and masters from National Louis University. Theresa has been teaching since 1997 and received her bachelors degree from Northern Illinois University and masters from Benedictine University. In 2008, Theresa became a National Board Certified Teacher. Both Hillary and Theresa have earned the honor of being Illinois Elementary Art Educator of the Year. Together, Hillary and Theresa have presented at Illinois Art Education Association Conference on topics ranging from classroom management to technology and each have presented on numerous other occasions for other organizations.

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