About Matt and Laura Grundler

Laura and Matt Grundler are art educators from Plano, Texas. They are also proud parents, bloggers and founders of the popular Twitter Chat #K12ArtChat. After teaching middle school art, high school art and working as an assistant principal, Laura has moved into the role of district Visual Arts Coordinator. Matt started out as a graphic designer; however after finding the commercial side of design to be unsatisfying, he soon found his niche as a K-5 Art teacher. Both Laura and Matt are passionate about raising their three creative kids, sharing their love of art education with their professional learning network and continuing to grow everyday.

Ditch the Textbook!

By | 2017-06-12T08:02:48+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

Not sure what you think of when you hear "ditch the textbook", but for an art teacher it’s not so unusual.  Of course, we use books as references - yes, even art textbooks - but the best part of [...]

Back to Zen with Dan Tricarico

By | 2016-10-29T11:34:25+00:00 September 1st, 2016|

Over the past year Dan Tricarico and @K12ArtChat have been trading wonderful like-minded tweets and it’s been lovely getting to know a truly authentic educator such as him.  As a teacher and author from southern California, Dan truly understands [...]