About Me - My Biography

Patty Palmer taught elementary school art in California for 12 years before trading in her paint­-splattered apron to help teachers teach art to kids.

Through her website, Deep Space Sparkle, Patty offers insight into what it’s like to teach art inside a classroom through video tutorials, lesson plans and art resources.

Her membership site, The Sparklers’ Club, a community of over six thousand teachers, is dedicated to providing art lesson bundles, curriculums and teaching resources.  Patty loves to chat about art through in-person and online workshops and her weekly podcast, Art Made Easy.

In 2018, Patty’s first book, Draw, Paint Sparkle: Creative Projects from an Elementary Art Teacher was published (Roost Books).

After running her business as a solopreneur for 8 years, Patty’s husband, Neil, retired from corporate and now runs the tech side of Deep Space Sparkle. Together, they lead a team of eight to help inspire and assist art teachers all over the world.