The Artists and the Elements is an elementary art curriculum here to make your path to teaching art easy. Seven chapters are designed to build your child’s knowledge of the seven elements of art, art history, and hands on, fun art projects. It’s all connected! Everything you need delivered to your inbox!
Seven elements, seven artists, a years worth of creativity.
This elementary art curriculum is built on the seven elements of art. Each element is studied through a one page printable with basic art vocabulary and space for students to create their own examples.
Each chapter focuses on the work of a famous artist that uses that specific element of art prominently in their artwork. Students will use the artist response printable. An artist info printable is included as well. This includes basic facts about the artist as well as easy and reliable places to find more info should you choose. All information and artwork that your child will need is included here! That means no looking for additional materials unless you want to!
Each element includes a book list of children’s books. Connecting children’s literature and art make teaching these concepts so easy!
The “play with” section for each element has ideas for including art in your day in small, easy doses. These ideas take only a few minutes and household supplies. Many of these ideas can be child led.
Each element will also include an “Explore at KTC” section. Connect the 100+ free lessons at the Kitchen Table Classroom as you study the elements of art. Spend more time on what your child loves without searching high and low for ideas. It’s all spelled out right here!
Seven featured projects……
This elementary art curriculum includes seven featured projects, one for each element. These are the “grand finale” of learning about each element.
I provide step by step instructions so that you can encourage your young artist through every technique even if you’re not familiar with it yourself.
I also include lots of tips and advice for encouraging your kiddo to embrace their own artistic vision. We use famous works of art for inspiration- not to copy!
Who is this art curriculum for?
I wrote this art curriculum with an average elementary school child in mind. However, lessons are easily scalable up or down and could easily span younger elementary through middle school.
I’m a homeschool mom. I wrote this book with other homeschool mamas in mind. You do not need any background in art or art history to be able to teach from this curriculum. Your planning time is so valuable!. You will not need to hunt down any additional resources to teach these concepts. It’s all there for you- open and go!
I’ve also taught art in the public school system before becoming a homeschool mama. If you are a teacher that sees hundreds of kids each week I also wrote this with you in mind. Your planning time is so valuable. All resources are there. The elements printables and the art history printables may be copied and used in a school setting. This is for you!
Combine the price of this elementary art curriculum and all the supplies needed and you’ve got yourself a year long art program for under fifty dollars. Have more than one child? Those same supplies can easily serve 2 or more kids.
Our local art center charges $130 for a six week class that meets weekly for an hour and a half. If you have more than one kid that price gets pretty steep pretty fast.
I’m here to tell you that you CAN give your kids those art experiences at home without breaking the bank.
As a bonus I’ll also send you a printable PDF file with 28 artist trading cards…
Use these for discussion about artist style and trademarks without digging for extra resources!
Let kids use them as sketchbook inspiration, wall decoration, a memory game, any way that can make fine art a part of their daily routine!
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