Do you have a Renoir in your family? Or maybe a Degas? How about a Picasso? If you are needing some inspiration for teaching the gifted artists in your family, then check out the articles below.
Then you might want to inspire him to create a comic strip.
Comic strips are a great motivating writing project for a reluctant writer. That’s because they can be full of adventure or drama or humor or whatever your child wants. Best of all, they include a lot of drawing.
Let’s take a look at how to create these comical writing projects. (Sorry about the pun) Read more…
If you are looking for a way to gracefully expose your young child to artistic masterpieces, you might want to consider Child-Size Masterpieces by Aline D. Wolf. This program is a wonderful opportunity for children of all ages to explore works of art. Want to know more about it? What follows is my review of Child-Size Masterpieces.
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Drawing, writing, social studies and science all in one books series? That’s exactly what you find in the Draw Write Now book series by Marie Hablitzel and Kim Stitzer. These books are a wonderful collection of lessons which blend art and handwriting practice into one activity. The lessons are based on social studies and science themes so children learn about the world as they write. Keep reading to find out more about this versatile series in this Draw Write Now review.
My favorite part of these books is the way each step of the drawing process is outlined in red. It makes it very easy for children learn to draw complex pictures such as animals, people, and even Read more…
Art is all about creativity. When a child is given some art supplies and free rein, they can create some amazing works. On the other hand, it is good to have some guided practice as well so that they can learn from the pros. It is also helpful for kids to know how to use the tools of art. Here are some tips for teaching art to your children using these methods.
If you don’t know how to use a tool, you aren’t going to be as successful with it, right? Art uses a lot of tools including pencil, brush, crayon, and clay. When your child first uses one of these tools, it is probably a good idea to Read more…