About That Art Teacher:
Hi! My name is Sierra Machado and I am a public school art teacher in Oklahoma. I started That Art Teacher to be my creative space to organize the chaos I have collected in my fourteen years of art education. This website has my rambling lessons and blog posts along with links to all my free YouTube tutorials.
My philosophy is to share my classroom with any educator or person interested in learning more about art. I use my iPhone, iMovie and a $20 mic. I do all my work from my classroom or living room and I believe in creating accessible content for teachers that fits the challenges of a public school classroom.
This space is a totally free resource and you may see ads on my pages and my videos. Ads allow me to continue creating free quality content on top of my full time teaching responsibilities.
I am originally from South Carolina and have been teaching art since 2009. My husband is also an art teacher, he is the painting professor at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. He took this job in 2013 and we moved our lives out to the wind blown prairie from the heat of South Carolina.
The first six years of my career I was the 3D and sculpture specialist at Richland Northeast High School Palmetto Center for the Arts magnet program. It was my absolute privilege to teach in such a diverse and artistic environment and it shaped everything about the teacher I am today.
Once I moved to Oklahoma, I spent six years teaching 5th and 6th graders at an Intermediate school in Mustang, Oklahoma. (Yes, Mustang is a place not just a car.) Eventually I found myself at Mustang High School and I am loving being back in the high school setting.
Follow me as I share my classroom and art on That Art Teacher!