About Alejandra



Hey! I’m Alejandra Chavez.

Free spirited creativity & wellness coach, globetrotting educator, leader of the Happy Whole Teacher Revolution, soultry singer, green smoothie lover, white frangipani flower junkie, single mother of an awesome TEEN and on a mission to change the world.

During the last eighteen years I have taught all over the world as an art teacher in Bolivia, Turkey, Indonesia, Venezuela and Bahrain and recently, spent two and a half years in China as a lower school principal. It was here that I decided it was time for a change. It was time to listen to my truth. It was time to walk my talk and take control of my happiness, health and finances and live the life I truly wanted to live rather than just keep dreaming about it and not taking action.

I knew I wanted three things:

1. Rebrand and turn this blog into my online business and move it towards wellness and personal development

2. Teach, inspire and coach others to be happier, healthier and wealthier

3. Start a revolution of creative, free spirited, happy whole teachers ready to make a change

I got my health and wellness training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and specialise in creativity and using it to help you create the body, business and life you truly want and deserve. We forget that we are creative beings (even if we are art teachers) so as a creativity coach– it’s my job to remind you of this and get you into serious creative action.

If you’re not ready for a life overhaul- this is OK too. Everyone is on a different journey. You might just need some creativity coaching for your lessons, up and coming art show, displays, lesson planning or how to deal with stress at school, home, or whatever. I am brilliant at this.

I may not teach art in a classroom anymore and that’s ok because I have other things to teach now and know that this is my mission.

Everything I have learned along the way (in education and in life) is what I want to teach and pass on to you- if you are ready.

Art Lessons For Kids will still remain a blog with all my awesome lessons to help you with your planning and teaching. The lessons are geared towards students from Pre-Kinder to Grade Seven but also highly adaptable for any age group.

But if you are ready for a change. Ready to be your higher self. Ready to be a better teacher, parent, friend, partner and human being. Ready to be healthier and more balanced. Ready to take control of your finances by starting your own part-time online business like I did. Ready for a life by design-YOUR design – then stick around because this is going to be an awesome journey and ride.

Throughout the year you will have many opportunities to connect with me via my coaching programs, The Happy Whole Teacher newsletter (see below), challenges, our thriving and growing Facebook page, right here on Art Lessons for Kids and very soon over at my new website alejandrachavez.co (coming soon..).

Start by signing up for The Happy Whole Teacher messages HERE or click on the banner below. Want to know more about these messages and how they can help you? No problem gorgeous! Learn more about these messages HERE and get ready to be happier, healthier and wealthier to boot!

Become whole again and change your life. Let me show you how.

Become whole again and change your life. Let me show you how.

16 thoughts on “About Alejandra

  1. Ale,

    I would love for you to start a personal blog. I am not that interested in elementary art, but I do find your work impressive and the students’ work amazing. Why not do a “Marita in Manama” blog.

  2. I love your blog! For 2 big reasons: 1) I am mother of 2 and really love doing projects with them (latest was candle dipping). And 2) I am hoping to become an elementary school teacher and am inspired by your ideas.

    Are you in Bahrain now?

    • I’m glad you like my blog. It’s always nice to receive encouraging words. Yes I currently live in Bahrain and I am having a great time teaching art to little kids. If you want to be ana rt teacher then go do it! Nothing is stopping you. Good luck.

  3. Hi Ms. Ale!! My name is Alejandro Valenzuela and I´am a student of second year of basic pedagogy at the Catholic University of Maule in Chile. I write you for give thank for the dedication and the help that you give us to our vocational development, for doing to our teaching technique improve in the time. I have to said you I really like the post “Color Mixing in Grade one” because gives us guidelines to do a funny class of art, with the little fish drawn with primary colors. That because for me the students who learns this basics thing, then they can learn more difficult thing in the future.

  4. Ale!

    I need inspiration…specifically…I am teaching a HEROES unit to 4th graders…not wanting to pin it down to muscled men with capes…but want to have an cool art component…any ideas? Wish YOU WERE HERE!!!! janna

    • Hi Janna! Try focusing your lessons on real life heroes, heroes in society, heroes at home (family) and then have kids choose a hero and draw a portrait of them. Make sure they leave space for a border and turn the border to look like a postage stamp! Turn your hero into someone worthy of a postage stamp and honor them this way! Do a Google image search for postage stamps to see what the border looks like and to show your students. I hope this helps!! :)

  5. Hola Ale,
    Estoy encantada con este sitio. Esta genial!!
    A pesar de que se ha anunciado un recorte al presupuesto de la educacion aqui en el estado de Texas, he sido muy afortunada de recibir la noticia de que me han escogido para dar clases de Arte en 3 escualas primarias (de bajos recursos). Voy a estar transportandome de un lado al otro.
    Te escribo porque me gustaria ver los videos que tienes en el margen de tu portal pero no consigo hacerlo. Tiene algun procedimiento especial?
    Gracias…Maestras como tu que estan dispuestas a compartir las buenas ideas es lo mejor que le puede pasar a la educacion de Arte en las escuelas elemetales!!

  6. Ms. Chavez,

    I would very much like to include you and content from your Blog in a post I am working on for ArtEdOnline.com. My name is Diane C. Gregory, Ph.D. I teach Art Education at Texas Woman’s University.

    I am working on a rather detailed post on the best art blogs for teachers. I would very much like to include your blog, some of the images on your blog, statements you have made about yourself, links to some of my favorite parts of your site and your blog roll.

    I look forward to hearing from you.



  7. Hi Ms. Ale,

    Are you still in Bahrain? I’m looking for contact info… I’m interested in registering my little artists for your classes.


  8. Hi this is Cooper remember me? I think you were the best art teacher ever. I miss Bahrain some but Sebey more. My mom says hi! Cooper

  9. Hola Ale! Te conoci en Balikpapan, no se si me recuerdas mi nombre es Rebeca soy colombiana. Me encanta tu blog, llegue aqui buscando proyectos de arte ya que doy clases para ninos aqui en Saudi Arabia, un gran saludo, me encanta tu trabajo

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