Teaching Art to Young Children

Author: Rob Barnes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317495551
Format: PDF, Docs
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How can teachers develop best practice in art teaching? This fully updated third edition of Rob Barnes’ classic text blends practical ideas with sound principles of art education. Teachers and student teachers will find a range of ideas and tried and tested classroom examples; whilst for those looking for firm principles of art teaching and ‘best practice’ this book presents many important issues in art education with clarity and insight. Based on first-hand experience of teaching children, this text uses many examples from early years and primary school contexts, and tackles essential topics with realism and imagination such as: developing skills through using media how children draw encouraging artistic confidence in children producing original artwork and making use of digital imagery Rob Barnes’ unique approach encourages teachers to develop and think about art as part of a rich curriculum of learning, highlighting how it shouldn’t be taught in isolation but with purposeful links to other areas of the curriculum.

Growing Artists Teaching the Arts to Young Children

Author: Joan Bouza Koster
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285743148
Format: PDF, Mobi
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GROWING ARTISTS: TEACHING THE ARTS TO YOUNG CHILDREN, 6th Edition, provides early childhood educators with the theoretical framework and background knowledge needed to design creative arts activities for young children from infancy through the primary grades. Beautifully illustrated with children's artwork, it features a wealth of child-tested, open-ended dramatic arts, music, creative dance, and visual art activities that foster children's creativity. Examples of teaching in action model how to be an enthusiastic and effective teacher of the arts process. This book provides a rich-resource of ideas and approaches that will inspire all those who work with young children to explore the arts process with them. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Young at Art

Author: Susan Striker
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429937009
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the creator of the bestselling Anti-Coloring Book series with more than 600,000 copies sold, a new parenting guide to encouraging creativity in preschool-age children Young at Art is the first and only comprehensive book for the general audience about the nature, value and impact of art on very young children. Directed towards parents and educators of one to five year olds, Susan Striker explains why children's art is not a frill, but the very foundation upon which all later fundamental skills are built. She drives home the idea that encouraging children's artistic growth will have beneficial effects on all other aspects of their emotional and intellectual development. At the core of this practical guide is the understanding that art is an important tool in teaching young children crucial concepts related to self-expression, reading and writing. As opposed to more structured exercises, such as coloring on dittos and underlining pictures in workbooks, Striker stresses that scribbling and free drawing experiments are the most important art activities a child can engage in; they better prepare children to read independently as they grow. Young at Art provides descriptions for age-appropriate art activities, tips for carrying them out safely, and helps parents recognize what a child's art work should look like at each stage of development. With Young at Art, parents will develop realistic expectations of their children's work, learn how to speak to their children about their art, and facilitate skills well beyond their creativity that will benefit children.

The Art of Teaching Art to Children

Author: Nancy Beal
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374527709
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this accessibly written guide for classroom and art teachers as well as parents, Beal shows how to release children's marvelous gifts of expression through collage, drawing, painting, clay, printmaking, and construction. 63 photos.

How to Teach Art to Children

Author: Joy Evans
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780439965248
Format: PDF
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Create a wow factor in your classroom with fantastic displays of children's art. * Cover all aspects of the art and design curriculum. * See how it's done with colour photos of children's work. * A range of ideas that fit into any time slot. * Save time with clear, simple, concise instructions. * Ideal for the non-artist with templates and patterns to photocopy.

The Dot

Author: Peter H. Reynolds
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763667862
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Features an audio read-along! With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark - and follow where it takes us. Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you." Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can't draw - she's no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti's journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds's delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us.

Experience and Art

Author: Nancy R. Smith
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807776017
Format: PDF
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The authors skillfully combine a philosophical and pragmatic approach, exploring the cognitive processes behind children’s painting. To deepen children’s understanding, the book suggests meaningful tasks for each phase of imagery and offers methods for encouraging children to discuss the concepts involved in their work. Focusing on children from 1-1/2 to 11, the authors include in this second edition: a more detailed discussion about painting in the preschool; an expanded description of techniques effective in motivating five- and six-year-olds; and a stronger emphasis on painting as a more central, rather than occasional, activity in all classrooms. “Experience and Art is a lean, wise, and useful book . . . that speaks to those who teach children.” —From the Foreword by Elliot W. Eisner

Little Blue and Little Yellow

Author: Leo Lionni
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
ISBN: 0399555536
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A little blue spot and a little yellow spot are best friends, and when they hug each other they become green.

Art Workshop for Children

Author: Barbara Rucci
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631593250
Format: PDF
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Art Workshop for Children is not just another book of straightforward art projects. The book's unique child-led approach provides a framework for cultivating creative thinking and encourages the wonder that comes when children are allowed to freely explore the creative process and their materials. As children work through these open-ended workshops, adults are guided on how to be guides who provide questions, encourage deep thinking, and help spark an excitement for discovery. Explore basic materials and workshops that use minimal supplies, and then gradually add new materials to fill the art cabinets as well as new skills and more complex workshops. Interspersed throughout are sidebar essays that introduce perspectives on mess-making, imperfection, the role of adult, collaborative art, and thoughts on the Reggio Emilia method, a self-guided teaching philosophy. These pieces underscore the value of art-making with children, and support the parent/teacher/care-giver on how to successfully lead, question, and navigate their children through the workshops to result in the fullest experiences.