Adventures in Art LIVE! May 4 - 8
This week, we explore the Adventures in Art exhibit! By the end of the week, you’ll have tried different visual art styles, including 2-D painting, 3-D sculpting, and collages. Join us as we explore the world of art through activities, stories, a virtual gallery, and lots of free resources!
Artistic experiences support many aspects in a child’s development. Adventures in Art specializes in hands-on exploration of various art mediums. This gives children a platform to practice and master:
- Fine motor skills – Children grasp, hold and manipulate materials and tools.
- Language development – Caregivers can open avenues of dialogue from the child’s perspective.
- Cultural awareness – Our experiences in our home, community and culture affect our worldview, and art is way for children to view and validate ideas, feelings, celebrations of themselves and their society.
- Social & emotional development – Art experiences provide an outlet for self-expression.
Planting a Seed: A few points from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to keep in mind when your child is engaging in art:
- Let children take the creative lead.
- Allow children to use their hands to create their project.
- Support but don’t take over.
- Praise their efforts, not the product itself.
- Remember, you’re creating happy memories!
This week’s activities (all Facebook Live sessions at 10:30 AM):
Join Vito on Facebook Live to kick the week off and act out some art.
Home Zone highlights:
• Funky Brushes (English), Brochas Divertidas (en español)
• Assemblage Art
• From Trash to Treasure
• Fly Swatter Painting
• Newspaper Super Structures
• Soapy Cloud Painting
• Paper Strip Sculptures
• Peter H. Reynolds, Author of The Dot & Sky Color Read Alouds
• Kids Art Week: Free online lessons for kids with real artists
• Tate kids free at-home art projects
• Evanston Art Center: Download PDF of Art for All Ages
• Columbus Museum of Art: Aminah’s World Collaging
In addition to the links to activities provided above, click to join an Online Art Teacher Facebook Page community for creating art.