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Art Appreciation

August 24, 2017

Talking and Writing about Art-MAry Cassatt for Kids

The thing I love most about this “talking and writing about art” series is that it makes art history super available.  Want to introduce an artist to your class or to your own kiddos at home?  Everything you need is right here to get started.  Dive right into this Mary Cassatt for kids lesson now!

August 23, 2017

The Art of the Sandwich- A Gentle Introduction to Art Criticism for Kids

Art criticism is the discussion or evaluation of visual art.  Evaluating art can be rough when we’re trying to convince kids to let go of their inhibitions and enjoy making for the sake of making.  Evaluation and judgement can be harsh words.  Use this free printable to gently introduce art criticism for kids in terms of the “art sandwich.”

August 15, 2017

Visit a Museum with Kids -Printables and Books to Make It Fun

When you think about visiting you local art museum with kids what images does that conjure up for you?  Maybe a sweaty anxious mom worried that my kids are too loud, my kids don’t know proper etiquette, my kids might topple a priceless work of art.  It’s a panicky world I live in, I know.  Use these free printable museum activities for kids to make your visit stress free and fun!

August 3, 2017

Edgar Degas for Kids- Printable Resources and Books

Wanna talk art history with your kids?  Then ballerinas and race horses are a good place to start, right?  Edgar Degas has lots to offer in terms of work that is kid friendly and sure to spur a conversation.  USe these Edgar Degas for kids printable resources and book suggestions for a a zero prep art history class!

July 27, 2017

Henri Rousseau for Kids- Books and Printable Resources

What kid isn’t fascinated by the jungle?  And is there a subject matter that translates to inspiring kid’s own artwork more easily?  Henri Rousseau is a natural when it comes to getting kids talking about art!  Teaching about Henri Rousseau for kids is easy with these free printable resources and books!

April 30, 2017

Best Series of Books about Artists

Those of you that frequent Kitchen table Classroom often know that teaching through books is kinda my thing.  Finding quality books about artists written directly to and for kids is the perfect introduction to an art history education.

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