How to teach art when you think you aren’t an artist

“Oh, no, I can’t even draw a straight line.” That’s the response many people give when the topic of art comes up. The thing is, art is not about drawing straight lines. And if you need one, you can always find a ruler. Teaching art can be intimidating ...

Teaching Through Music

Music is communication. Teaching through music is inspirational and educational. Bringing a musical program to the classroom creates a learning environment that inspires students while adding new dimensions and deeper meaning to learning. As Plato said, "“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the ...

How Digital Storytelling Bolsters Literacy, Creativity

Everyone has a story to tell. Make it visual. Digital storytelling is a creative learning experience. With the proper multimedia tools it is a relatively new and novel way to bolster literacy and help students develop a wide range of intellectual, creative and critical-thinking skills. Let's face it, reading a ...

What’s So Fine About Art?

Art is a collaborative effort. Teaching art to children starts with an understanding of fine art with the goal of learning the skills necessary to teach and impart to students a love and understanding of the art produced by modern artists of the Western world.

Why teachers should learn ...

The Art of the Doodle

There has been a stigma attached to doodling for far too long say supporters. The dictionary even defines doodling as "to waste (time) in aimless or foolish activity."  The tide of opinion, however, has been slowly turning in the doodle's favor. Educators, business leaders, and the medical field ...

Act Up – Theater in the Classroom

Students have always been told not to act up in class. Kids have always been told not to be dramatic. It is time to flip those notions on their head. That is because using theater in the classroom – acting out scenes related to the instruction – has been shown to dramatically ...

Why Art is Essential for Kids

The child is engaged in creativity. Sculpts from clay draws pencils and paints Art is form of communication and expression, which makes it an ideal outlet for young children to use their imagination and develop their creativity. As a form of communication, art ...