The Courtyard of the Hospital in Arles, First Week of May 1889by Vincent Van Gogh If you are a fan of Vincent Van Gogh, you must visit this wonderful, interactive website for kids by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, called “Explore and Learn” . Here kids can learn about the life of post-impressionist artist Vincent Van […]
“The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dali I thought I would start off the New Year (like so many people do) with a New Year’s Resolution.… to become less of a perfectionist. Now I know that a goal is supposed to be specific and measurable, and this is neither, but I think I will still be […]
Copyright 2008, Simple Truths I love a good quote! It’s amazing how words can inspire, encourage, motivate, and even change lives. Here is one of the many quotes that has done this for me: “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault Whether you […]
“Very Voracious Animal Voices” from Crayola.com Here’s another great website I discovered with Art ideas for kids.… crayola.com. Don’t be misled (as I almost was!) by the name. Crayola is more than just crayons!! Just follow the link to the Crayola home page, then click on the link “For Educators” on the left. From there […]
“3D Picasso Faces” from “Art Attack” Got some time off over the holidays? What a great opportunity to check out some kids’ art websites and get inspired with new ideas! Here’s a website that I found recently called “Art Attack”, from the creators of the award winning international television art show for children, produced in […]
Here’s a handy idea to motivate your students to help clean up the classroom after a messy project or party. (Anyone have one of those this week?) They say that “Many hands make light work”, so enlist class support and get the job done quickly! Just tell your students that in order to participate in […]
Are your students bouncing off the walls with anticipation of the coming holiday? Need a last minute project to engage them? Try making these glowing ornaments with the look of stained glass! Students in grade 3 and up will enjoy spreading Christmas cheer when they hang these ornaments on their tree or give them as […]
Hi! I'm Cheryl, and I'm a big fan of kids' artwork! For the last 20+ years, I've had the privilege of teaching art to kids from kindergarten through high school.... in public, private, charter, and homeschool settings. Now I'm focusing on mentoring other teachers through demos, workshops, and sharing lessons and more on my blog. I have a degree in art and an art ed credential, but I've learned that you don't need to be an "artist" or have an art background yourself to teach art to kids. All you need are good lessons to follow (like following a recipe) and the willingness to have fun! Over the years, I’ve developed hundreds of successful, classroom-tested art lessons for kids, and all the tips, methods, and strategies to go along with them! My passion now is to make all this available to classroom teachers, homeschool teachers, parents, and grandparents.… to anyone who wants to share the joy of ART with the kids in their life!
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