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Most Recent Posting: 24 Ways to Begin an Art Lesson without Showing Examples
DESCRIPTIONS OF A FEW OF THE WEB PAGES on this website.
How to Plan Art Lessons by Marvin Bartel, gives instructions on what comes first, last, and in the middle. It has suggestions on motivation, keeping on task, and what not to do. Learn how to start lessons without showing a creativity killer example, at the beginning of the lesson. This is an extensive lesson plan. Most teachers carry it over several class sessions like a unit of study.
Idea Generation methods are essential to the work of any artist. These can be taught, but they are too often ignored in favor of teaching techniques.
Teaching with Questions points out the difference between teaching to think and teaching to follow directions. It is the difference between education and training. It is the difference between slave training and leadership training.
How to Teach Drawing to Children This page was reprinted in the Canadian Homeschooling Horizons Magazine March, 2007. I was originally inspired to write it by an inquiry from an Australian mother whose son, age eight, was feeling discouraged and wanted help in learning to draw better. - to top of page
These are links to some assignment pages from my classes in
teaching art methods.
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