This is the original edition of our art curriculum (2008). It is professionally printed and spiral bound with full-colour photos in the appendix to refer to for some lessons. This helpful book also includes “Pencil Points”, lessons from a seminar for grade 4 by David W. Emke, a professional artist who taught about pencils and pen and ink detailed drawings (examples of the process are included).
Learn to use crayons, paint (finger-paint, tempera, watercolour), chalk, oil pastels, pen and ink, glue and scissors, wood, recycled items, natural items, wax, string, kinds of papers, etc. Activities with sketching, stamping, enlarging, collages, mosaics, 2-D and 3-D paper construction, molding containers, shadows, mixing, using colour, line, texture, and design, artistic printing, photography, etc.. Art terms and techniques are included in a test-like format (2 pages per grade). Weekly lessons are arranged for easy multi-grade teaching by focusing on the same or similar art supplies but varying with the skill level. Tips and patterns, lists, sample photographs of art projects… our art curriculum is a packed-full resource with 8 YEARS of projects, especially written with a busy mom in mind!
Extra description: This book was developed as Joy compiled notes and ideas from studying the skills expected for the grade levels in elementary classrooms (1995-2008, Ministry of Education Ontario) her own art projects as a student in school, her mother’s teacher’s college days, and of course, family favourites for today. It is a very handy book which will save you both time and money in teaching art to children. It will help you to accomplish a wide variety of enjoyable skills for many years to come!