Appreciation for Art and Artist

Posted by Teresa M. on Jan 20, 2015 6:59:54 AM

Art education is great way to engage your students!


By collaborating with other teachers, you can discover ways to integrate art into your curriculum. If you are timid about art education and don't know where to start, try these resources to increase your background knowledge. Then introduce these topics with your students and have them incorporate these aspects into their projects.

Learn art basics with this series

Screen shot 2014-12-06 at 11.52.36 AMWhat Is Texture?

by Stephanie Fitzgerald (author) © 2011 ISBN: 9780778792345
Young artists will feel inspired as they explore texture in famous works of art. Readers will learn that objects can have many kinds of textures. They will also learn how objects of different textures can be used in art and how artists can create the illusion of texture on a flat surface.
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Explore drawing books.

Screen shot 2014-12-06 at 11.55.11 AMExplore and Draw Horses

by Ann Becker © 2010 ISBN: 9781606943533
Learn basic art techniques and interesting facts while drawing horses. Perfect for illustrated reports.
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You can even have students learn about famous artists.

Screen shot 2014-12-06 at 11.57.18 AMVincent van Gogh: Modern Artist

by Richard Bowen (author) © 2014 ISBN: 9781422289785

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous and influential painters who ever lived. His work and the dramatic story of his life have captured the minds of people from around the world for more than a century, inspiring artists and art fans alike. Few artists have had the kind of impact on their art that Vincent van Gogh has had on modern painting. Learn the story of one of the most important artists of all time in Vincent van Gogh: Modern Artist.

Or even read art related stories.

Screen shot 2014-12-06 at 11.58.46 AMArt's Supplies

by Chris Tougas (author) © 2008 ISBN: 9781551439228
In this delightful tale of the power of the imagination, Art’s supplies come to life in the studio, creating mayhem and magic — and art! Pastels, pencils and paints, crayons, brushes and markers, everything gets in on the act of creating a mess-terpiece of fun. Chris Tougas’ brilliant illustrations and clever text explore the essence of the creative process in a way that children will understand.

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