I had the amazing opportunity to share in a podcast recently. This link to the podcast below is to a presentation on teaching art at home that I pray will be an encouragement and that you will get some new ideas about teaching your kids art at home:
I have always wanted to share my ideas and this is just the beginning!
After spending hours at my mother’s rest home and talking with the residents about depression days was how I began thinking about sharing tips for inexpensive art ideas.
In the future, I will have more ideas to do with your children that costs little or nothing; a wonderful recipe from the depression days to save money on food, and ways to conserve and use recycled items in creative ways. Read the original full article here.
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In my opinion, the makings of a good art lesson includes four elements:
1. In every lesson, have children learn something new about art and have fun doing it. This includes learning techniques in a variety of media, the elements and principles of art and vocabulary of the arts, and art appreciation.
2. Each child should feel comfortable and encouraged in practicing self-expression.
3. Each child can explore and be encouraged about discovering hidden talents and have a new appreciation of the importance of art and the role it plays in the world around them.
4. Strive to have each child produce a work of art that is unique. Allow them to do some independent thinking once the lesson is introduced; to be able to put a work together that is uniquely theirs. Through art, each child can learn how to not be afraid of failure and have the tenacity of an inventor. The ability to do this independent thinking can enhance their future success in other subject areas.
I hope this helps as you make your lesson plans. Consider using our curriculum! We incorporate all these elements into an easy to use format for students AND teachers. We also use art as a method of incorporating other core subjects into the material. Art is not just an extracurricular activity! I know in Missouri, where I live, you have to track core hours. With our materials, your art time can count for core because of how we integrate math, science, history and literature into the lessons. Learn more about our products here:
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