Let's chat about some little changes you can make in your art studies with your kids to make them more interesting and fun. I see so much confusion around how to approach art... what to study, how to introduce it, and a million other questions moms have when they begin to think about studying art history with their kids.
So this week we're chatting about a simple system I like to follow when I’m exploring art with my own kids, and I use it as the foundation for everything I create at Art History Kids as well.
I call it the 4 pillars because I like to think of it visually as 4 elements that all work together to make the structure (in this case art education) more stable, and more solid.
The 4 pillars are:
- observation and conversation
- open ended project ideas
- a process oriented mindset
- curiosity and critical thinking
Today we’ll be focusing on #2 - open ended project ideas. I've created a short video to go into detail...
Try it out the next time you’re creating art together, and watch as you transform the depth of their curiosity and creativity. It’s really an amazingly simple shift, but one that’s so incredibly powerful.
Next week we'll chat about pillar #3- a process oriented mindset.
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