A pattern is simply a repeated or recurring design. Little kids begin to learn patterns early in as a way to understand relationships between objects and make predictions about what comes next. Once kids really understand what pattern are they will begin to see them everywhere- in life and art! This collograph printmaking project is a great way for kids to begin playing with and making their own patterns!
Whether you’re a homeschool mama (like me,) or a classroom teacher (also me,) or mom that is excited to learn alongside her kids (me too, me too) I hope these education quotes can help you illustrate your love of learning!
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!
The difference between shape and form can be a tricky one for kids to understand. The simplest and most direct way to make sense of it is to actually make forms! Leave the shapes on the drawing table and gather up some junk and get busy with these paper mache animal heads.
Do you encourage digging through the recycling at your house? How about the trash? Both are fair game here and if they’re not at your house you may change your mind soon. Found object printmaking literally turns your trash into treasure.
Do you wanna grab your kid’s attention when introducing the idea of talking and writing about a famous artist? Then Vincent Van Gogh for kids is a perfect place to start!
Printmaking is the bomb when it comes to art processes. There are SO many ways to do it that range from process art made with materials nabbed from the recycle bin to processes that require a lengthy list of expensive supplies and a highly skilled artist. This linocut portrait falls somewhere in the middle. Ya’ need a little “stuff” but the process and result are SO worth it!
Whether you’re teaching your own kiddos at home as a homeschool mom (me) or you’re an art teacher trying to get the message across to a crowd (also me) the elements of art are a good place to start. They’re basics, building blocks for fun stuff to come.