The Four Pillars of Exploring Art with Your Kids – Part 1

Today I want to share some little tips you can use to make your art studies with your kids more enjoyable and more effective. 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.

Little tips you can use to make your homeschool art projects with your kids more enjoyable and more effective.

I’ve come up with 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:

  1. observation and conversation
  2. open ended project ideas
  3. a process oriented mindset
  4. curiosity and critical thinking

Today we’ll be focusing on #1 - observation and conversation. I've created a short video to go into detail...

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Try it out the next time you’re looking at art together, and watch as you transform the depth of their interest and understanding. It’s really an amazingly simple shift, but one that’s so incredibly powerful.

Next week we'll chat about pillar #2- the importance of inviting your kids to do open ended art projects.

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