Creating Art With Kids
Using the Elements of Design in the Elementary Classroom
166 art activities and resources for teachers
by Renee Goularte
Creating Art With Kids is a book for elementary teachers who would like to bring more art activities and art appreciation into their classrooms with a minimum cost. Most of the activities in this book are open-ended and use common classroom materials. There are no expensive materials to buy, and activities can be implemented with minimum advance planning.
From the introduction:
Creative, meaningful art instruction does not require the ability to draw a straight line. It need not rely on art specialists, nor does it require expensive materials or extended periods of classroom time. This book proposes that all teachers can give students real art instruction, and any student can make real art.
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Creating Art With Kids features...
~ detailed introductions to each of the elements of design with targeted vocabulary
~ 166 art explorations for all elementary grade levels, using common, everyday classroom materials
~ photographed examples of student work (some color photos included)
~ ideas for connecting art to other areas of the curriculum
~ lists of artists, art works, and children's books that go with each element of design
plus supplementary materials:
~ vocabulary worksheets
~ color wheel templates
~ text and Internet resources
~ supplementary children's book lists
and ... an 8x11, glossy-cover format with spiral-binding for ease of use with copy machines.
I hope you enjoy using Creating Art With Kids ! If you have any questions or comments,
please feel free to email me at the email address on the order form.
~ Renee Goularte