Welcome to Teaching Art to Children. This course is designed to help classroom teachers give hands-on fine art lessons to their students. The intent is to give participants the skills to teach and impart to their students a love and understanding of the art produced by modern artists of the western world.
Required books for this class: (you will need access to these two)
- The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola; Putnam & Grosset
- Abuela by Arthur Dorros; Trumpet Club
Suggested books: You will find lots of wonderful books recommended throughout the course. Many of these delightful books may be available at your library. I have purchased many of my books from Amazon used at a very good price.
|Met and Exceeds|
Expectations A+ to A
|Meets Expectations B+|
|Needs Improvement, Must|
|Reflective, thoughtful ideas|
relevant to the assignment are
|Assignments present some|
relevant ideas and connections
to the assignment
|Few relevant ideas connected to|
the assignment, some ideas
|Very well organized||Is generally well organized||Shows little organization|
|Obvious attention to effort,|
detail and neatness
|Some effort, attention to detail|
|Lack of effort, attention to detail|
|Artist’s style clearly evident||Some elements of artist’s style|
|Lacking evidence of artist’s style|
Note: The instructor intends for you to create art in the style of the given artists, however, there is room for individual expression.
All materials in this section are for you to keep
Section 1 – a teaching outline showing the relationship between the online forum entries, the art activities, the readings and websites.
Section 2– Instructions for the Art Activities
Section 3 –Appendix and other helpful information
b) Color terms
c) Art vocabulary
K-8 Public Schools; Migrant Education, Bilingual Language, Language Development Specialist Certificate, Adult Education, Art.
Passionate about every child experiencing Fine Art and helping teachers feel confidence and joy in teaching it; working with migrants and refugees: teaching ESL; painting.
Personal interests: painting, drawing, languages.