Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
James Mayhew has a fantastic museum and art themed book series which features the following titles: (official website)
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Vocabulary Target Words: art, artist, artwork, color, drawing, exhibit, expression, masterpiece, museum, painting, photography, sculpture
What is Art? ~ Discuss various forms/expressions of art: drawing, painting, murals, sculpture and photography, as well as the different mediums: paint, crayons, colored pencils and water colors. You can expand this lesson by explaining although art follows some general styles, it is truly a personal form of expression and can be whatever you want it to be.
Abstract Shape Art ~ Using pieces of construction paper in various colors, shapes and sizes, have the child create an abstract artwork.
Discuss specific artists and their work ~ Explain how one can connect with art by reflecting on what the artist expressed/communicated through their creation. Use quotes and samples of their work to show how the artist’s thoughts transferred to art. Famous artists include:
Teach about primary and secondary colors ~ Read Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni to introduce how colors blend to make new ones.
Cultural Art ~ Discuss how different cultures express art with various forms/materials (ie, cloth, masks, body paint, paper, canvas, wood, caves, etc.)
Visit a museum or art gallery ~ Give the child a first-hand opportunity to view works and learn more about different forms of art.
My Masterpiece ~ Allow the child to create their own masterpiece using crayons, colored pencils, markers, finger paint, water colors, playdoh sculpting or cut and paste process.
Songs & Poems: Color themed
Museum = el museo
Art = el arte