Famous Artists – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Tue, 30 Jan 2018 02:14:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Scholastic Art Giveaway http://www.teachkidsart.net/scholastic-art-giveaway/ Tue, 08 Aug 2017 01:45:31 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5101

When the editor of Scholastic Art contacted me about reviewing their magazine on my blog and hosting a giveaway, I jumped at the chance! Scholastic Art has a special place in my heart. As a high school senior, I was chosen to receive a Scholastic Art Scholarship to an art school in Boston. Even though […] ]]>
Mona Lisa Meets the Oxford MBA Program http://www.teachkidsart.net/mona-lisa-meets-the-oxford-mba-program/ Wed, 01 Feb 2017 04:02:41 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4963

What does the Mona Lisa have to do with an MBA from Oxford University? That’s what I was wondering, too…. We recently had the chance to visit our daughter at Oxford University, where she’s studying for her MBA. When we arrived, her “Entrepreneurship” elective was just getting out, and students were talking about an exercise they […] ]]>
Giving Back with Art http://www.teachkidsart.net/giving-back-with-art/ Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:58:16 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4700

Have you ever been inspired to ‘give back’ to your community as a way to say “thank you” to those who helped you through a difficult time? I was touched by the story of Dan and Janean Toone, who started Young at Art in response to the care that their young grandson received while spending […] ]]>
Prevent Summer Learning Loss with a ‘Retro’ Flash Card Flipper http://www.teachkidsart.net/prevent-summer-learning-loss-with-a-retro-flash-card-flipper/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/prevent-summer-learning-loss-with-a-retro-flash-card-flipper/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:23:01 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4370

‘Summer Learning Loss’, or ‘Summer Slide’ as it’s also known, is not just an issue for ‘at risk’ students. All students need to practice their academic skills to keep from falling behind over summer vacation. The year I taught 2nd grade I experienced firsthand how much students can forget over the summer. We wasted much valuable […] ]]>
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20 Interesting Facts about the Sistine Chapel http://www.teachkidsart.net/20-interesting-facts-about-the-sistine-chapel/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/20-interesting-facts-about-the-sistine-chapel/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 19:06:59 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4346

If you’re reading this post, you’re probably a person who enjoys learning about art and the artists who create it. Yet we all know people who don’t share this interest, and may even find art history to be dry and boring (gasp!). Well, art history is anything but dry and boring if you know the stories behind the paintings! From DaVinci’s Mona Lisa […] ]]>
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Beachball Scavenger Hunt with the Elements of Art & Principles of Design http://www.teachkidsart.net/beachball-scavenger-hunt-with-the-elements-of-art-principles-of-design/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/beachball-scavenger-hunt-with-the-elements-of-art-principles-of-design/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:13:07 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4239

Helping kids learn the Elements of Art & Principles of Design is easy when you make a game of it! This activity is adaptable across a wide range of ages… I’ve used it from 1st grade through high school by customizing my questions or directives for the students I’m using it with. Whether you have just a few […] ]]>
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Illustrations with Surrealism http://www.teachkidsart.net/illustrations-with-surrealism/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/illustrations-with-surrealism/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:33:09 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4217

What better way to celebrate April Fool’s Day than with an image of Salvadore Dali caught in the act of pulling a prank??! Surrealism is a cultural, artistic, and literary movement which began in the early 1920’s. Founded by French writer and poet Andre Breton as a ‘revolutionary movement’, Surrealism is probably best known as […] ]]>
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Recycled Assemblage Sculptures Inspired by Louise Nevelson http://www.teachkidsart.net/recycled-assemblage-sculptures-inspired-by-louise-nevelson/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/recycled-assemblage-sculptures-inspired-by-louise-nevelson/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:38:33 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4190

Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. Born in Russia, she emigrated with her family to the United States in 1905. Her unique artistic style was influenced by the cubist movement, co-founded by Pablo Picasso, and the found object sculptures of Marcel Duchamp. Calling herself “the original recycler”, Nevelson is most […] ]]>
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Mona Lisa – Fact or Fiction? 50 Fantastic Things to Know! http://www.teachkidsart.net/mona-lisa-fact-or-fiction-50-fantastic-things-to-know/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/mona-lisa-fact-or-fiction-50-fantastic-things-to-know/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2015 04:56:57 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=2991

My students became experts on all things Mona Lisa the year we ‘adopted’ the Mona Lisa as our Art Class Mascot!  For generations, the Mona Lisa has captivated the imaginations of young and old alike. Her mysterious smile hints that there is much we don’t know about this painting, and the woman in it. But there […] ]]>
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My New Favorite Art Ed Blog… http://www.teachkidsart.net/my-new-favorite-art-ed-blog/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/my-new-favorite-art-ed-blog/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 02:34:44 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=3908

When I first started writing my ‘Teach Kids Art’ blog back in 2008, I had no idea that blogging would become such a big thing! I started my blog as a way to share what I’d learned about teaching art to kids, with the hope that more kids would get to experience art as a […] ]]>
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