Books – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Sun, 31 Dec 2017 04:33:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Most Important Book of 2017 http://www.teachkidsart.net/most-important-book-of-2017/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/most-important-book-of-2017/#respond Sun, 31 Dec 2017 04:30:59 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5277

When you read as many books as I do, to say that one book stands out as “most important” of the year is saying a lot. The term “most important” reflects impact of a global nature, going beyond what affects me personally to the issues that affect us all as human beings. It’s more than just […] ]]>
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Most Life-Changing Book of 2017 http://www.teachkidsart.net/most-life-changing-book-of-2017/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/most-life-changing-book-of-2017/#respond Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:55:24 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5259

There are lots of great books out there, but if you’re honest, how often do you read a book that you can truly say changed your life?? When that happens, it’s magical…. and it happened to me last April with The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. I discovered this book while listening to the […] ]]>
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Most Inspiring Book of 2017 http://www.teachkidsart.net/most-inspiring-book-of-2017/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/most-inspiring-book-of-2017/#comments Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:50:21 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5239

My favorite books this year have not been books about teaching art to kids, or even books about ART at all. But they are relevant to teachers and parents…. and everyone, really. The three books I’ll be sharing with you are inspiring, life-changing, and important. The most inspiring book I read this year was A Little […] ]]>
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Book Review: Drawing Cartoons Letter By Letter by Christopher Hart http://www.teachkidsart.net/book-review-drawing-cartoons-letter-by-letter-by-christopher-hart/ Thu, 05 Oct 2017 03:09:35 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=5146

Drawing Cartoons Letter by Letter is the latest in a series of learn-to-draw books by Christopher Hart. I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review, so here it is! The concept of using a letter or number as the framework for beginning a drawing is not new. In fact, I already had […] ]]>
No-Measure Mandala on Aluminum Foil http://www.teachkidsart.net/no-measure-mandala-on-aluminum-foil/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/no-measure-mandala-on-aluminum-foil/#comments Sat, 12 Nov 2016 07:06:23 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4935

Exciting news!! I’m  honored to be a contributor in Kathy Barbro’s new book, Sharpie Art Workshop for Kids. Kathy writes the popular blog, Art Projects for Kids.  It was Kathy’s blog that first inspired me to start my own kids’ art blog many years ago, so that makes this even more exciting for me! You can order Kathy’s […] ]]>
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The Great Tertiary Color Debate http://www.teachkidsart.net/the-great-tertiary-color-debate/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/the-great-tertiary-color-debate/#comments Sat, 01 Oct 2016 18:19:03 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4887

The internet…. that great supplier of information at your fingertips, making it fast and easy to find answers and share them with the world! But what if those answers being shared are incorrect??  Vladimir Lenin once said, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” (Hmmmm….. did Lenin really say that, or has it just been credited […] ]]>
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22 Ways to Combine Writing & Art to Encourage Creativity http://www.teachkidsart.net/22-ways-to-combine-writing-art-to-encourage-creativity/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:11:38 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4854

I recently had the privilege of helping my adult daughter edit the manuscript for her first book. Her first real, published book. A book with an agent, a publisher, a release date (April 2017), and it’s own pre-order page on Amazon. A proud parenting milestone for sure! But this book of hers has been a long time in the making. […] ]]>
Make a Leaf Collage http://www.teachkidsart.net/make-a-leaf-collage/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/make-a-leaf-collage/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 03:08:08 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4308

Now that summer’s here, how do you keep your kids learning, creating, and spending more time outdoors than in front of a screen? One way is with this inspiring little book, “Look What I Did with a Leaf!” by Morteza E. Sohi. This is not so much a read-aloud type of book that you would […] ]]>
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Read Aloud and Respond with Art! http://www.teachkidsart.net/read-aloud-and-respond-with-art/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/read-aloud-and-respond-with-art/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 07:01:37 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=2974

March 5th, 2014 is World Read Aloud Day! Every year, on the first Wednesday in March, Litworld (a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting literacy around the globe) mobilizes children and adults everywhere to advocate for literacy as a basic human right belonging to all people. Reading aloud is a natural way to celebrate the written word […] ]]>
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Wishing You a “Perfectionism-Free” New Year http://www.teachkidsart.net/wishing-you-a-perfectionism-free-new-year/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/wishing-you-a-perfectionism-free-new-year/#comments Wed, 01 Jan 2014 04:30:40 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=2603

“As a painter I shall never really count, I can feel that absolutely.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh, 1889, Arles Vincent Van Gogh never knew what a great artist he was. His paintings sell for millions today, yet in his lifetime, he only ever sold one painting. What fascinates me is that he didn’t let this stop […] ]]>
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