Today I want to share some little tips you can use to make your art studies with your kids more enjoyable and more effective. There is 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. I hope this video series will alleviate some of the pressure we put on ourselves, and inspire you to get out the art supplies and have some fun!
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:
- observation and conversation
- open ended project ideas
- a process oriented mindset
- curiosity and critical thinking
Today we’ll be focusing on #3 - a process oriented mindset.
Try it out the next time you’re exploring art together, and watch as you transform their experience. It’s really an amazingly simple shift, but one that’s so incredibly powerful.
Next week we'll chat about the final pillar... #4- curiosity and critical thinking.
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