For those who don’t already know, I am a former art student. Well, photography student really if we’re going to be specific, but I still had to take a whole slew of art classes in college. You would think that teaching art would be a cake walk for me, but nope! For some reason, teaching art seemed to be my weakest link (besides music, but that’s a whole other story). Then, I was introduced to Evan Moor’s “How to Teach Art to Children” book for grades 1-6 by a friend of mine and my art class woes were forever solved (well at least until we finish the book)!
Why I love “How to Teach Art to Children” by Evan-Moor
The reason I love this book so much is because I feel like I’m actually teaching art instead of just working on craft projects. (You can read more about why I use this book as part of my homeschool curriculum here). Don’t get me wrong, we do plenty of craft projects that I find during my pinning binges (you know how it is) and we have a do have a blast with those projects, but I wanted to feel like my children were also getting some sort of formal art education in the process. This book is perfect for me because it introduces the basic concepts of art in bite size portions, making teaching a breeze!
They break the lesson concepts down into these 7 groups:
I also love the projects because they’re fun and creative, but they don’t require me to block out my entire day to get the project done. In addition to the lessons in the book, Evan-Moor also has a great educational blog with FREE lessons to supplement with, such as this really cute Picasso project!
Here’s some pictures of the girls with some of the projects they’ve done using in this book:
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