I was recently chatting with my friend Lucille who lives and teaches in Tokyo. She is a music teacher and I guess due to cut backs at her school, was given the ‘Art Teacher’ position on top of her other duties. She was very thankful that she could turn to my blog and e-books for inspiration. This conversation made me realize how powerful internet and blogging really is and the positive impact it can have on others all over the world. Lucille’s and all the other wonderful comments, I receive here at Art Lessons For Kids from people all over the world make this effort to blog so worth while. Knowing that my ideas can help fellow instructors in some way lessen their planning load puts a HUGE smile on my face.
We all know that back to school planning can be a little overwhelming as we are trying to get back into the groove of things, right? I am still trying to avoid it! :) I also know that many of you out there including first year teachers, home school parents and anyone teaching art to young children could use a little help now. I want to make your life a little easier!
I will be giving away a copy of one my downloadable e-book tutorials. To enter, leave a comment on this post by midnight Tuesday, August 23. Be sure to have a link to Art Lessons for Kids on your blog or website to be eligible. I will announce the winner on Wednesday, August 25. The winner will get to choose the e-book of their choice!
Have a great year of teaching and please send me some of your planning vibes so I can get started too!
I thought I would share these gorgeous robots my grade twos created using recycled cardboard and junky stuff they collected from home. I saw this idea on one of the many fabulous art blogs I check out but I can’t remember … Continue reading →
Back by popular demand, I decided to do the Chagall inspired dreaming project again with my second grade class this year. This time the kids did their drawings on 12×18 paper which meant more space! To see the lesson outline for this project you can go here to read my old post.
It’s amazing how kids love to talk about their dreams. Even better when they are given the chance to illustrate some of their dreams.
Everyone had fun and these turned out quite lovely, don’t you think?
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