As a classroom teacher, my art ideas are likewise a combination of inspiration and other peoples work. It really doesn’t matter so long as the kids get into it. You see, there are plenty of student art projects out there. The key is to present them in such a way that the kids will get excited. That is where the real magic of teaching happens. When you work on your own art ideas, you come in already excited and ready to get to work. With student art projects on the other hand, you have to be a cheerleader as much as a teacher.