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I get most of my curriculum to teach art in the elementary school from
various resources such as Arts and Activities Magazine, DBAE Teaching Art in
the Middle School written by Nancy Walkup Reynolds, Teaching Art The Easy
Way, written by Marcy Uphoff Effinger, Discover Art by Laura Chapman, and an
old publication Art: Media, Method, and Media, by Hubbard and Rouse, 1981.
With many books to choose from, there's more freedom and variety in my
teaching. The little kids love looking in the old Media book and locating
No, I don't fall back on anything I learned in school, except for one h.s.
art class and college. The freedom and excitment I got from the college
studios, I expect in my older elementary school students. The supplies are
easy to find, and my fourth and fifth grade classes are very productive. I
present the lesson and provide materials. The lesson can be solved in numerous
ways, its open ended. I am a facilitator. I lead them to the experience with
visuals and materials and hope they can find a personal way to create art.
I hope this helps.