Arts Education

 

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Do you love the idea of more art time at home with your little, but need help with the specifics? Like what materials to use and steps to take, what books or songs paid best with an art activity, and even possible vocabulary words and topics to focus on?

If this sounds like you, then you need to get on my FREE art activity of the month club. You can sign up below:

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Want to schedule me for a small group art lesson, or a larger workshop for adults or children? Please email me directly with your budget, age range, estimate number of students, generalized art goals, and ideal date(s).

**NOTE: As of October 2016, I am mostly booked for all in home art instruction, please contact me for workshop and facility instruction.

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Experience:

  • Jefferson County Public Schools
    • Elementary, Middle, & High School
  • Metro Arts Center
    • Children and youth
  • Baxter Community Center
    • Late elementary aged
  • Murray Art Guild
    • Early Elementary Aged
  • Independent households
    • Toddler- Youth
  • Camden Meadows Apartments
    • Adults
  • Level-Up Louisville
    • Adults

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What is Arts Education?

Arts education plays a vital role in child development. I focus primarily on the visual arts (painting, drawing, collaging, building, etc.) in my content here and in workshops, but in general, arts education includes singing, dance, theater, AND the visual arts.

Not every child is going to thrive or enjoy each sub category of the arts, that is totally normal. However, it is important to introduce your child to all, they are an individual and will naturally discover their interests and strengths. As they age, you can nurture their strengths as you see fit.

Typically, your child will experience arts education in their pre-school, elementary, middle, and high school setting. But as a parent or caregiver, at home art-making helps build on those skills and interests.

 

How should we as parents be using art in our home?

Definitely in as many ways as we can.

Do crafts. Do structured art. Do process art. Sing, dance, read, write, and talk.

Want FREE ideas right to your inbox? Need a little help with coming up with art ideas relative to books and activities? SIGN UP below:

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Additional Resources:

See some struggles HERE that other parents/educators have when attempting art-making with children. Then, check out my GUIDE  HERE for TIPS on making the most of art-making experiences.

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Benefits of Art-Making:

Benefits of children’s art-making:

  • Tactile connections
  • Problem solving skills
  • Creativity + creative thinking
  • Cause and effect
  • Self confidence
  • Independence
  • Intro to structured learning environments
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Pride in work accomplished

Benefits of outside art lessons or workshop participation:

  • Cultivated art-making experience
  • Socializing with others
  • Special memories

Benefits of at home art-making at Home:

  • Parent/Child Shared experiences
  • Utilizing at home space and materials
  • Comfort of your own home

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In my exclusive Facebook group, “Modern Homemaking with Dahl House”, I post LIVE videos explaining my art lessons and worksheets. I also answer questions directly, so please feel free to post an art-making with children question. Consider joining the group HERE.

 

Want to browse some past projects?

  1.  Collaborative Canvas Painting With Siblings (an oldie, but goodie)
  2. Monochromatic Tissue Paper Art with a Toddler
  3. Large Still Life Plant Painting with toddler aged – age 10+
  4. Counting and Name writing – Beans on Canvas (post coming soon)
  5. Family Portrait (Post Coming soon)
  6. Self Portraits with Oil Pastels (Post Coming soon)

TIP:   You can search “Children’s Art” in my site, and all sources will pop up

>>>Do you have a question, tip, or idea for me? Please leave it in the comments below!

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