How to Teach Art the Easy Way
I’ve struggled to teach art in my homeschooling.
I was delighted to receive a free subscription to the Masterpiece Society so I could learn how to teach art and create a review. All opinions are my honest opinions and I was not required to post a positive review.
Artists may not realize it, but teaching art is intimidating. Especially when you specialize in stick figures, not masterpieces like I do! But my kids love art. The kids color, they draw, and they paint. I needed an easy way to teach art to my kids!
How to Teach Art the Easy Way
An easy way to teach art is one that guides you through the process.
A way that answers your questions, questions like:
- Where do I start?
- What supplies do we need?
- In what order should skills be taught?
- How do I start my youngest children?
- Can I support my teenagers?
- How do I teach the kids techniques I don’t know?
This is why I was delighted to discover The Masterpiece Society!
The Masterpiece Society is a membership site that includes all of Alisha’s current and upcoming homeschool art courses. And each course carefully and gently teaches your kids how to create masterpieces.
The varied courses include something for everyone. There are preschool coloring pages for your youngest children to enjoy. And not your normal dinosaur or bird-style coloring pages. No, these coloring pages introduce your preschoolers to famous artists!
Your preschooler can color in the masterpiece by Cassatt’s Sara Holding a Kitten, Degas’ Ballet Class, or even Picasso’s Violin Collage. And these coloring pages aren’t simply appropriate for preschoolers. You can also have your older kids coloring these masterpieces as part of an art appreciation study!
Step-by-Step Drawing Class
In addition, Alisha offers a step-by-step drawing class for the K-2 crowd. The pace is adjusted for short attention spans as the videos are only 5-10 minutes long. The kids learn how to draw birds, butterflies, bumblebees, dinosaurs, flowers, and even airplanes!
My little 1st and 2nd graders have spent many happy hours working through these drawing lessons!
Mixed Media Workshops are also available. In these workshops, kids use a variety of media to create owls, valentines, rabbits, and more. Children can even learn how to create pet portraits in mixed media!
And Alisha’s coming out with a whole set of lessons for older children and teenagers. The first of these classes, Drawing 101, is going live on March 19th. It will be followed each month by Watercolors 101 on April 16th, Acrylics (& Oils) 101 on May 21, and Pastels 101 on June 18th.
I suppose you could purchase each course in The Art School separately for $72, but why? The membership includes them all!
You no longer need to worry about where you need to start, what order to teach the skills, and how to get your youngest children started in art. Alisha guides you and your children, not only through basic drawing skills but the fundamental techniques your older kids need to know to blossom.
And don’t worry about going through each art lesson to figure out what supplies you need. Alisha provides a supply list for each course.
Adapting the Supply List
Although I’ll be perfectly honest, we’ve done a few lessons without the right supplies.
I substitute supplies like crazy when needed. For instance, we needed hodge-podge, acrylic paints, and old paper. Instead of the hodge-podge, I handed my child a glue stick. I handed her tempera paints instead of acrylic paints. Instead of old paper from books and sheets of music, I handed her construction paper.
And you know what? My little girl was happy as a clam working through the lesson. She cut. She pasted. And she painted. And she drew. In the end, she created a beautiful owl for her portfolio.
You don’t need to have the perfect supplies to get your kids started with these art classes. Simply substitute the supplies you do have.
Online Simple Art Classes
Best of all these classes are done online and simple to do in the house with Alisha doing all the teaching.
So I no longer struggle to teach art in my house. Now I pull out my computer, lay art supplies all over the table, and let Alisha teach my children. The kids love the classes. They love learning new techniques. And they love creating masterpieces to hang around the house.
So if you’re like me and want to provide easy art lessons for your children, you need The Masterpiece Society.
The Masterpiece Society will hold your hand as you easily teach your children art at home. It will give the kids varied lessons and teach them the fundamentals of art.
And you no longer have to worry about how to teach art to your children!
Join the Masterpiece Society today!
This is great…teaching art history is one thing – teaching my children how to draw is another! Thank you for the information.
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