Welcome! I’m Cheryl, and I’m a big fan of kids’ artwork! I taught Art to kids for over 20 years, and it was the best job ever! Even though I’m not in the classroom on a regular basis now, it’s still my passion to see as many kids as possible enjoy art in their life! Nothing is more inspiring than watching kids of all ages discover their ability to be creative!
There’s something special about the personality, charm, character, and spontaneity found in the art kids create. Hidden inside this creative process are incredible benefits.… Art gives kids the freedom to make choices where there isn’t only one “right” answer, encouraging critical thinking and self-expression. Plus, it develops skills of analysis, problem solving, invention, and reflection.… the same thought processes used by today’s greatest thinkers, inventors, and leaders. And, kids love it!!
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 the basics of art to kids. All you need are good lessons to follow (like following a recipe), enthusiasm, interest, and a desire to learn!
Through the years, I’ve had the privilege of teaching Art from kindergarten through high school in a variety of settings…. public school, private school, charter school, homeschool, summer camps, and even teaching Painting and Ceramics to differently-abled adults at our local community college. This wide range of experiences taught me so much and I’m excited to continue sharing all I’ve learned to help others find their own success teaching Art to kids!
I’ve developed hundreds of successful art lessons for kids, and my goal now is to make them accessible, so more kids can benefit from them. Many of my lessons are available for FREE on this website. You can also find detailed tutorials on my Teachers Pay Teachers store. I hope you’ll enjoy using my lessons to share the joy of ART with the kids in your life!
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