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Introducing Visual Arts to The Montessori Classrooms, Paperback
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Lean how young kids learn art.
Learn what a proper visual art program is for young children
Learn the 3 important skills kids need to build to make artworks.
Understand how to inspire creative process artworks.
Understand the best why to support artistic skill progression
* How to set up a classroom environment
* How to stage art shelve
* Art Supply List
* Materials List,
* Teacher Management Outline
* How to structure art curriculum and lessons

Best for teachers teaching early childhood education through elementary years. 15 months - 13 years old.

From the author:
This natural art method unifies with Maria Montessori's vision tohave children reach their full creative potential. Over the past four yearsI've had positive emails from Montessori teachers around the world about myfirst book, Nurturing Children in The Visual Arts Naturally©, and some amazing questions too. I felt thisbook needed to be written for teachers looking for solid visual art guidancespecific for the classroom. My primary role in writing this book is to shareall my discoveries with the Montessori community. Here I share my naturalisticdiscoveries of how children evolve into artists as they grow, and how tosupport this amazing quality in the classroom.

Many books have been written on the subject of teaching visualarts to children, which use traditional fine art to facilitate lessons. This isnot that type of book. Here, I offer a new way of teaching visual arts. Thisnew way of thinking will open your eyes to a child's natural creativeabilities.

The Nature of Art For Kids® Methodology and proven method isbased on these ideas: 1) Freely allowing a child to use intuitive thinkingwhile making art; 2) Allowing ideas and creative expression to develop withabilities appropriate to each child's developmental stage; 3) Not disturbingthe curious evolution a child undergoes while exploring and working through theprocess of art making; and 4) Not burdening a child with adult ideology abouthow to be creative.


About the Author:

Spramani Elaun is an American natural art teacher and author of several art education books for children. Spramani Elaun has nurtured visual art lessons for thousands of children. She is founder of Nature of Art For Kids® Art School, an Earth-friendly non-toxic paint manufacturer, and founder of Colour Blocks™-the original square block recycled crayon company--and Art Kids Zone venues across the West Coast.

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Table of Contents

About the author

Forward

Visual Arts a Natural Fit for the Montessori Classroom

Definitions

Part 1. The Principles

3 Phases of Art Development

3 Component Skill Parts - How kids learn to make art

Cognitive Mind/Brain Processing

Visual Perception – What the mind sees

The 3 Cs Promote Creativity

Process & Open-Ended Art Supports the Method

Part 2. The Classroom Environment

The Classroom Environment

The Basic Art Space Furniture

Staging Shelves, Workstations & Classrooms with Art

When to Introduce Art Language

Every Art Project Has a Framework

Art Supply List & Materials

Benefits to Integrating Visual Art into the Curriculum

Teacher Management

How to Create an Art Program & Lessons

Keeping Students Engaged Through Art Class

How Do We Know Children Are Learning Art?

Final Art Instructor Notes

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