Teaching colors is one of the basic building blocks of art class. Whether you’re teaching big kids or little, at home or in a school building, use these printable resources to create a quick and easy bulletin board or reference display!
YouTube for art? You bet! My own kids have introduced me to the wonders of using YouTube to find out how to do something. Art is no different. Check out these favorite YouTube art channels!
Growth mindset is a buzzword in parenting and education circles these days, and with good reason. Use this huge collection of free growth mindset resources to see what all of the buzz is about and how it can benefit your kids- and you!
If you’ve read the Kitchen Table Classroom for any period of time you know I love using the elements of art as a jumping off point for my art lessons and curriculum. Let’s go a step beyond the elements to explore the principles of design. The Principles Illustrated is a giant bundle of printable posters, worksheets and a printable book that will make it easy for you to teach and learn the principles of design.
Teaching the concept of creating space in an artwork through the use of foreground, middleground, and background while working on a flat piece of paper can be tricky to say the least. Use this free fold up printable to help your students envision exactly how these elements of landscape stack up!
It would be a stretch to say that we’re a family of travelers. Even though my kiddos have not seen the world over doesn’t mean they can’t “know” it. I created this free printable book to help kids learn the fifty states through a doing a little research and digging and also having a little fun sketching and doodling along the way.
As a creative person I would encourage a person of any age to explore jobs in the arts, hobbies in the arts, therapies in the arts. You get the idea. I value the arts. Making stuff is good for the soul. But as a parent it can be scary to encourage your child to choose an occupation in the arts that may or may not appear to be able to support a family.
The elements of art are kinda’ a big in deal in my art teacher-y opinion. They are the basics, the bread and butter of making and talking about art. Use these elements of art posters and huge bundle of other resources to get started ASAP!
Do you have child that you anticipate will grow up to be an artist? Will they make their living through fine art or commercial art? Maybe a handful of you will answer yes to that question. But for those of you that shook your head no I encourage you to ask the question how can art encourage your child even if they don’t appear to be a gifted artist. What is art and how can taking part in the arts benefit every child?