Art Teacher's Book of Lists
by Helen D. Hume. A must-have for those of you
who like to develop your own curriculum plan and have
artists in your family - Visual
Learners. This 400+ page book is chock full of
lists including information on art history, art materials,
important works of art, painting, drawing, printmaking,
sculpture, crafts, technology and art, and museums. ISBN
TO TEACH ART TO CHILDREN.
(Pictured above left.) Here's an easy-to-use,
inexpensive manual with lessons on line, shape, color,
value, texture, form and space. Includes reproducible
sheets and colorful illustrations that help you teach
the project. Covers everything from drawing, to making
collages, to sculpting and uses a variety of art medium.
If I were on a budget or wanted more than one resource,
this is what I'd get. ISBN 1557998116. Grades 1-6.
Curriculum Suggestions for PreK-12th
our homeschooling years, I kept a special container of art
supplies available to the children at all times. When they
were “bored,” they were directed to the art box.
Art is an important part of any curriculum, especially for
the visual and/or kinesthetic learner. For the visual learners,
you would be wise to incorporate art into your other subjects
as much as possible. See multi-level
teaching for more ideas.
are some ideas of what to keep in your art box:
kinds of paper both white and colored
magazines to cut up
else you can think of
is my favorite art curriculum (in the order of how I would
Brilliant Washable Markers Do-A-Dot Art These are
fun-to-use markers that make huge dots. There are workbooks
to go with them that teach the numbers and letters. Great
for PreK & K.
Activities and Fine Motor Skills Preschool Basic Skills Book
. A great little books with exercises to
teach little ones how to use scissors. . PreK-K.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS BUNDLE
. I love this art curriculum and so do the kids! You can
use this kit for one to three years or more, depending on
how often you do art. I recommend at least once a week, but
families who don't care for art can do it once per month.
This is a Christian based curriculum. Covers drawing, painting,
and a little art history. It's reproducible so you can use
it for the whole family. The kit comes with everything you
need. (ages 6 and up)
Adventures at Home Level 1 Gr. K-8 by M. Jean
Soyke. Covers drawing, print-making, painting, sculpture,
and crafts. This is a three-year, Christian-based art curriculum
designed for K-8th graders, 35 lessons per year. Lots of great
projects. The only thing that would make it better would be
Great Paintings by Lucy Micklethwait. Oversize,
32 pages. Color illus. This is an excellent beginning art
history textbook. Clues are provided for each painting to
help children see the details and meaning of the painting.
Questions are provided to help children to understand what
they see. Covers Van der Weyden, Botticelli, Holbein, Bruegel,
Velazquez, Steen, Boucher, Copley, Millais, Homer, van Gogh,
Rousseau, and Hockney. ISBN 0789442833.
Big Book of Cartooning by Vic
Lockman. Here's one for kids ages 8+ who are interested
in cartooning. Illustrations are family oriented. Buy directly
from Mr. Lockman.
Squad by Mark
Kistler. This is an excellent introduction to drawing
that will teach them the basics. Mark studied under one of
Disney's artists. ISBN 0671656945.
with Math by Bill Costello. Using numbers, kids
will learn to draw a variety of cartoon characters. Lots of
fun for the kid who loves numbers. K-4th. ISBN 1891905317.
Child's Story of Art by V. M. Hillyer. This is a
wonderful reader recommended for children of all ages to learn
about art history. It is out of print. Check your local library.
Great Artists by MaryAnn Kohl. Super book of
activities that teach art techniques and art history. Learn
about Giotto by mixing your own egg paint, learn about Da
Vinci by taking apart an object and then drawing it, create
a snow picture with rubber cement like Andrew Wyeth, and much
more! Worth buying for your library! Over 70 lesssons. All
styles and techniques. For all ages. ISBN 0935607099.
MY SHEEP 7 VIDEO SET video course. If you're
looking for an introductory, Christian-based art course that
can count as a high school art credit, this is the one I would
recommend. It's fun, Christian-based, and less expensive and
time consuming than taking an art course somewhere else. The
curriculum covers colored pencils, drawing, rules & measurements,
portraits & anatomy, nature, penmanship, art appreciation,
art in academia, and painting. (6th+)
Electives: Art, Workbook Set If you're looking
for a less expensive, introductory, Christian-based art course
that can count as an art credit, this is the one I would recommend.
This curriculum covers design, color, perspective, figure
drawing, sculpture, comics, printmaking, calligraphy, and
art appreciation. Although it is in a lifepac format, it's
not a fill-in-the blank curriculum. It has a lot of hands-on
assignments and quite interesting. (7th+)
the Masters Online for ages
3-adult. Each lesson in this art curriculum begins
with the study of an artist, followed by an introduction
to the art technique used by the artist, and then
an activity using that art technique. The course is
designed to take 3-4 hours once per month. Artists
included in this volume are Vincent Van Gogh, Mary
Cassatt, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet,
and Winslow Homer. This is not a Christian-based art
course. Buy directly from Meet the Masters. This can
be used for a high school art credit.
Manna: I haven't used any of their products yet,
but I'd like to. It looks very interesting. They have art
resources for 1-12 and classes. I like the idea that they
incorporate history, science and literature in their art classes.
Their newsletter is great. (1-12)
by Birdcage Books. Both of these will make learning
about the artists and their works a lot of fun. Also available
is a beautiful, clear plastic ruler which color images of
art masterpieces imprinted on it. This would make a nice reward
for a job well done! They are published by Birdcage Books
and available online through their website (www.BirdcageBooks.com).
Fish for Art.
Here's a fun way for your kids to learn artists and their
works - a deck of cards and a mini booklet that includes
brief biographies of the painters. Artist studied in this
deck include Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne, Seurat, Rousseau,
and Toulouse-Lautrec. The game is easy to learn because
everyone knows how to play "go fish." A memory
game suggestion is also included. The cards are printed
on high quality cardstock that is coated in plastic so
the deck should hold up well for many years of use.
is similar to Go Fish for Art; however it comes packaged
in a beautiful box and includes a larger, high quality paperback
with full color pictures. The artists in this deck include
Degas, Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Caillebotte, Pissarro, Manet,
Morisot. This would make a nice gift. Note: There is a side
view of a nude woman on one card in this deck.
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