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Tips for Teaching Children Art

Jun 19th 2014 at 11:57 PM

Art is a great subject for children to learn about. On a more practical note, it is a fun and exciting activity that can help them explore and develop their creative side. It can be an entertaining pastime for parents and children. Children can also join art classes to learn along with likeminded kids their own age. Whether you are a parent who wants to start teaching children art or a new art teacher taking on an art class for kids – you can make use of the following tips:

Art Exposure

Children need to be shown many types of artwork by different artists to create an interest for the arts in them. Have discussions with them about the work they see. Ask them what they like and dislike about a particular painting or art piece. This will help inspire them and get a better understanding of art.

Let Them Create

Don’t give the children rigid instruction on creating an artwork. It is best to provide them with art supplies; paper, paint, brushes etc, and let them unleash their creativity. A good example would be to ask them to paint a piece of fruit but not restricting them on which colours to paint it with.

No Do-over

Whatever the kids are painting, ask them to complete the work before they can move on. Children can be big fans of do-over. If they don’t like the work they are doing they may want to scrap the current project and start over. Encourage them to shed this habit and keep working on the project no matter what the end results are.

Work with Them

Draw or paint the same thing that the children are working on. It will be easier to instruct them while you are both working on the same artwork. But persuade them not to copy your work, nurturing their own unique creative side. Encourage them to approach the project a bit differently or use different colours.

What they Like

Let them work on projects that they want to draw or paint. If they want to draw their favourite superhero, let them. This will help them create something from their own imagination which will help them develop their creative skills.

Children love art; have fun while teaching them and don’t make it seem like work. Show them the value of creating a work of art by appreciating and displaying their work. The most important thing to remember is that the child should have a natural interest in the arts; this will make the whole teaching process much easier.

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