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Teaching Art ..... ? How ... What ... ?

Posted by on Jul. 24, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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 How do YOU teach art and what supplies do YOU use? 

 

  How To Teach Art to Kids

 

  • Anna Ryan has served as an executive editor and feature writer throughout her career. Ryan has contributed to "Busy Mommy" online magazine and "Red Rock Reviews." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University.

     

    By Anna Ryan, eHow Contributor
  • How To Teach Art to Kids thumbnail Teaching art to children
  • Children are fascinated by art and love to experience it first-hand. Understanding and participating in art can help children have a greater appreciation for the world around them and help them to develop talents that they might not have otherwise discovered. Art enables children to cultivate self-expression, imagination and creativity as well as critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
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    • Art supplies such as, paper, glue, glitter, scissors and paint
    • Recycled materials found in the home or school such as paper towel rolls, scraps from other art projects, scraps of fabric and cardboard from food boxes
    • Prints or photos of work by famous artists throughout history
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    Instructions

      • Show the children examples of famous works of art throughout history including sculptures, paintings and architecture. In order for children to understand and appreciate art, it is important that they are exposed to a variety of art styles.

         

  • Encourage the children to talk about the things that they like and even dislike in each work of art and the emotions that it makes them feel.

     

  • Introduce children to several basic art techniques that use a variety of methods such as drawing basics, stamp painting, splatter painting and water colors. Teach several different art techniques to allow as many students in the classroom as possible to experiment and grow as an artist.

     

  • Give children access to a wide variety of art materials to inspire them to explore their own creativity and experiment with new art techniques. Providing children with the opportunity to start by exploring materials on their own will allow them to express their own creativity and is a great way to encourage an interest in art.

     

  • Provide a basic art project sample for children to use as a visual template and encourage them to create their own version of the art project. Art projects can incorporate a specific style of art, a classroom educational theme or an art technique.

     

  • Display your students artwork throughout the school in the hallway and in classrooms to show that you are proud of the effort of every student. Seeing their artwork displayed encourages students to try new art techniques and explore their own talents and abilities.

     

  • Tips & Warnings

    • Provide alternative projects for students who might not have an interest in a specific art technique or project. Art has many variations and students should be encouraged to find the style of art that they enjoy.



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alissaplusthree
by on Jul. 24, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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YouTube !!!!!!!!!!!!!  :-P

momof030404
by on Jul. 24, 2012 at 9:36 PM
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Oh you MUST check out google art project!! It. Is. AMZING!!! It allows you to view up close MANY famous works of art. It also allows you to actually TOUR MANY muesums from around the world! This tell you a LOT about it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD89AaxzG8M

kirbymom
by Sonja on Jul. 24, 2012 at 9:52 PM

 How do you go about looking up art on youtube, if I may ask?  : )

Quoting alissaplusthree:

YouTube !!!!!!!!!!!!!  :-P

 

kirbymom
by Sonja on Jul. 24, 2012 at 10:00 PM

 Thanks for sharing this. I love getting new places to look for our school work sessions. : )

Quoting momof030404:

Oh you MUST check out google art project!! It. Is. AMZING!!! It allows you to view up close MANY famous works of art. It also allows you to actually TOUR MANY muesums from around the world! This tell you a LOT about it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD89AaxzG8M

 

alissaplusthree
by on Jul. 24, 2012 at 10:09 PM


Quoting kirbymom:

 How do you go about looking up art on youtube, if I may ask?  : )

Quoting alissaplusthree:

YouTube !!!!!!!!!!!!!  :-P

 

My son watches "how-to" videos all the time. He learned how to dance, modify model cars and Nerf guns, create paper sculptures, and apply special effects makeup.


You can learn just about anything on YouTube. It's for SOOOOOOO much more that Jackass videos!

momof030404
by on Jul. 24, 2012 at 10:30 PM

REALLY cool site that filter YouTube videos for you! To make SURE they are kids friendly......and not the bad ones!

http://watchknowlearn.org/

oredeb
by on Jul. 24, 2012 at 10:45 PM

 my mom taught my kids art, pastels, oils, acrlyics,

i taught them the craft side of art, basketry, batik, pen and ink, soap making, etc

 and as the internet came into being it taught them art!! there was a site called kids art located in shasta city, calif, they had the neatest site, you could order supply pkgs of certain mediums, they had a whole art recognition program, learn the masters etc, and very cheap!  here it is, it looks differnt doesnt seem to offer what it use to  http://kidsart.com/

this site always looked kinda neat, but theres none by us  http://www.kidsartclasses.com/index.htm

youtubes great!!!!

bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Jul. 25, 2012 at 9:56 AM

 My boys love to see art and try to recreate it.  We talk about patterns and shading.  I photocopied a part of an MC Escher and cut out the fish part of the design, then had my oldest put the fish down over and over again and color the negative space which he then realized looked like birds!  That was a cool one!

We looked a Picaso woman walking down stairs and talked about how it looked like a digital photo with someone moving.  He tried to do something similar.

irvinehiker
by Andrea on Jul. 25, 2012 at 10:07 AM

 This is a great site!  Thanks so much for sharing!!

Quoting momof030404:

REALLY cool site that filter YouTube videos for you! To make SURE they are kids friendly......and not the bad ones!

http://watchknowlearn.org/

 

Boobah
by Nikki :) on Jul. 25, 2012 at 3:29 PM
We are using an art curriculum this year - art adventures at home.
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