Art Teacher on the Net is a website created in 1996 serves as a professional development and resource for Librarians, Teachers, and Museum Staff.


Valerie Colston
University of California, San Diego BA
San Diego State University, MA

Her book 200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills published by Barrons Educational Series has received outstanding reviews appearing in School Library Journal, National Art Education Association newsletter, and more. Ms. Colston's article It's Easy to be a Green Teen appeared in the youth librarian publication Voices of Youth Advocates. She has also written a second book Teens Go Green! Tips, Techniques, Tools and Themes for YA Programming. Libraries Unlimited Professional guides for Young Adult Librarians Series. Both books have been at times #1 on Amazon Best Seller in their respective categories.
She is an exhibiting artist, most recently included in a group show titled HOME at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, California, and Paper Kimonos which were on exhibit in a solo show that traveled to libraries throughout the country this past year.

Colston teaches Humanities at American Public University, and has developed and taught Graphic Design for Librarians at Simmons Boston online. Participants from around the world have enrolled and completed her workshops for Librarians, Teachers, and Museum Staff for several years.