Tomorrow is my 5th art lesson with my littles. It's a family of three little girls who love art! I get to leave work on my lunch break to teach them in the middle of the day. It's so hard to go back to work once I've got art on the brain! We've been having a lot of fun doing art as part of their home school.
What really works for us is choosing an artist, learning about them, and making a project inspired by that artist. It's pretty simple, but there are oh so many possibilities.
So far we have learned about Wassily Kandinsky, Eric Carle (the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar), Jasper Johns, and Leonardo Da Vinci. Tomorrow we're learning about Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud. They're both associated with the Pop Art movement, and both made art about food. So we're going to pick our favorite foods and paint them a la Warhol and Thiebaud! If the kids were older, I would teach them how to screen print. Baby steps.
I'm excited! Who says little kids can't learn about important artists?
Edit: We did it! We had one project with snow cones, one with sugared chick peep candies, and one with ice cream. I did a pineapple. Yum!