We each have our own
individual way of expressing an idea or experience. We each
have our own style. These lessons are designed to help
children create and communicate with confidence and to enjoy
their own work and the art of others. In this series we
learn to see and organize shape, line, color, value and
texture the way artists do. We look at things aesthetically,
from a different perspective, in an imaginative way or
according to how they make us feel.
Some of the lessons are
just for the joy of art. Some lessons record history. Some
reflect the art of other cultures and some are related to a
general subject field, such as endangered species.
The children in the video are from regular elementary school
classrooms. The wonderful art under the ending credits is
their video work completed. The children I work with often
like to complete the drawing in one session and fill in the
coloring or the background in other session. If your
children need more time to complete any part of the lesson
please feel free to pause the tape while they catch up.
Each lesson includes a teacher guide that contains a list of supplies
needed, suggestions to help the teacher guide the class to success and a
black and white line drawing of the lesson subject that may be copied for
. The supplies we use are
available through school supply catalogues and in variety
and art supply stores. I've suggested the media I like for
each lesson, but please substitute what you have on hand if
you so desire. Remember, the goal is to have fun.