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 result. At the time, I only knew of one other art teacher with a blog: Kathy at ‘Art Projects for Kids’. Not long after that, I discovered ‘Deep Space Sparkle’, and felt like I’d hit the inspiration jackpot with all the great ideas these two amazing teachers were sharing!
Who would have guessed that today there would be thousands of art teachers from all over the world sharing their expertise with others online?! With so many great blogs out there, you can’t possibly keep up with them all. But here’s one that’s just too good to miss…
It’s ‘The Art Curator for Kids’, which began in 2014. Besides being totally colorful and fun, here’s what I love about this blog…. it focuses on art history and art appreciation, a refreshingly different approach from most other art teacher blogs out there. It fills such an obvious need that my reaction when I first discovered it was, “Why didn’t I think of that??!! ;)
I love the passion that the author, Cindy (a former museum educator and art teacher), has for art history. She goes beyond just showing the well known ‘famous artists’ that we all expect to see. Every art teacher could benefit from following this blog, a place to find inspiration for sharing a wider variety of art than we otherwise might, and to continue our own art history education at the same time.
I hope you’ll enjoy this fun and informative new site as much as I do! Be sure to check out ‘The Art Curator for Kids’, and while you’re there sign up for her email newsletter to get a pack of free printable art worksheets!