From Teaching Art: A Complete Guide for the Classroom
by Rhian Brynjolson
Author and artist Rhian Brynjolson believes that you do not have to be an artist to teach art. However, she does believe that a positive attitude toward trying art exercises will affect how your students respond to art. In her new book, Teaching Art, she includes many suggestions for helping you successfully teach art lessons.
Listed below are just 5 of the many helpful tips Rhian discusses in the book.
Tip 1: Ensure the theme or subject of an art lesson has relevance to the curriculum and is of interest to your students.
Tip 2: Careful preparation of materials is a key to successful art lessons.
Tip 3: View and discuss quality visuals to demonstrate a concept, medium, or technique.
Tip 4: Demonstrate the technique being taught. This is important because visual learners may have difficulty following oral or written instructions.
Tip 5: Start small when introducing a new technique, subject, or approach. It is better to discover problems on a postcard-sized painting than on a wall mural.
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