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How to Teach Art to Children

How to Teach Art to Children has it all: background information, literature resources, and easy step-by-step directions for 96 art projects. Children learn about the seven elements of art and then use the elements in the styles of famous artists. You don’t have to know a lot about art to teach your children or students using this helpful art book! Art projects are easily adaptable to different ages.
It is divided into two sections:

  1. Learning About the Elements of Art: The first section introduces the seven basic elements of art: line, shape, color, value, texture, form, and space. A series of art activities allow young artists to experiment with each element.
  2. Using the Elements of Art: The second section focuses on famous artists and art experiences. Literature resources and examples of the artists’ work help children learn and appreciate the famous artists’ techniques. Simple step-by-step directions help children apply similar techniques in their own art projects. 

This updated instructional art book includes:

  • 96 art projects with step-by-step directions
  • Full-color fine art examples
  • Downloadable PDFs of the fine art examples to display in your classroom or home
  • Literature references and background information on famous artists to enhance children's art education
  • A list of materials needed for easy reference
  • Reproducible templates to help students understand the elements of art

Art activities include:

  • Using clay to learn about form
  • Creating a collage to learn about warm and cool colors
  • Using construction paper and tissue paper to create sunflowers in a vase to learn about Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers
  • Creating a paper “story quilt” in the art experience of Faith Ringgold’s quilt paintings
  • And many more! 

Product CodeAR205
Length160 pages
FormatSoftcover, Full Colour
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