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Help! I am also the "art teacher'
Old 07-29-2008, 02:16 PM
 
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Our school does not have an art teacher and we have to teach art for 30 minutes each week. I am lousy at art. Does anyone know an "easy" art book or web site for us who are challenged in this area. I am looping with my students from 1st to 2nd grade this year. Thank you


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new at teaching the little ones
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I'm new at teaching younger grades, and found the best resource was the arts and crafts sections of my public library kids area.

princetononl.com has some good stuff to.

the nice thing about teaching grades 1 and 2 art is that they should really be playing with material and using their imagination, not making anything "realistic" It amazes me what they can come up with when I just hand out some paper and markers and tell them to show me the best part about summer, just reminding them to include the sky, people, etc...

plasticine and pipe-cleaners a good fun too...make monsters.

getting them to include a picture with written work is good to, they'll want to find new words to describe their pictures

teaching colour mixing is a lot of fun to. they feel like wizards.

sorry, i ramble when i'm excited!
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The Mailbox Magazine always has good art ideas. My favorite Art book is Masterpiece of the Month. It has art projects from 1st-4th?. I teach Second Grade and still use many of the projects in all grade levels. The students have made some incredible art!
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I really like this book: http://www.amazon.com/How-Teach-Art-...7541045&sr=1-1
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I didn't have any art background as well, and over the last few years have just run with it. I love teaching art now. I have used a lot of the works of Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Mondrian and other masters. IT has been fun. A great website to check out is www.artsonia.com It is one of my favorites and has thousands of samples. Just type in your keyword and watch what comes up. Beware: you can spend hours on there!


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relating your project to what you are learning in ss/sci?
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Teaching art isn't a big deal for the little ones. I should know, I teach them art. Teaching them things that go along with what you are learning in other content areas will make it easier for you. Even if you do more of an art history type of class. Teach them about the elements of art, which are Lines, shapes (geometric-triangles, rectangles and other such shapes and organic shapes-shapes that grow like leaves, they don't have pointed corners or straight edges), colors, texture, space, value and forms. I would stick with the first 4 I said. Space, value and forms are a little advanced if you don't know what you are talking about. Forms are 3d shapes so you could go into that, I don't at a 2nd grade age, because they haven't really learned about that (at lest not at my school).
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I have found artprojectsforkids.org to be a fabulous resource. It's broken down by grade level, artist, medium, and has pictures.
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The Getty has an education section with teacher guides and searchable lesson plans. http://www.getty.edu/education/for_t...lding_lessons/
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