September is coming and time is short. So we’ve put together a list of great websites beloved by teachers, all of which have lesson plans available for free. In them you’ll find art lesson plans, project ideas and arts and craft activities for kids. We hope you enjoy – and don’t forget to upload the results to Creatubbles!
We’ve put together a list of the top ten books recommended by art teachers relating to creativity. Whether you need to inspire little artists in your life, teach them how to embrace mistakes, or even encourage them to use supplies sparingly, we’ve got you covered. In fact, we think everything on the list is so good we’re filling our own shelves with them!
Is your favorite book missing? Please let us know in the comments below!
August is a time for reflection, observation and planning as we are about to embark on the upcoming school year. In order to help inspire innovation and creativity we are challenging you to participate in 31 days of reflection.
This week, as part of the Artistic Parenting series, the awesome team Grundler interview author and artist Eric Scott. He explains how keeping a visual journal can turbocharge your creative endeavours.
This week our blog comes from award-winning Canadian humanitarian, Loizza Aquino,15.
She is driving a huge global initiative called #kids4action, which will unite 1 million children through artwork. Her project involves getting children from every inhabitable continent on earth to create a piece of art on a social issue that matters to them and to upload it to a Creatubbles gallery. Once the creations have been collected, they will be used to start discussions with governments, leaders and organisations around the world to help drive change.
This week our intrepid educators Matt & Laura Grundler, interview the co-founder of the Our Future World project, which aims to support children everywhere dream big and realize their potential. On June 1st 2015, International Children’s Day, thousands of young people in 50+ countries will share the future they want to see via Twitter using the #TweetADream hashtag.
This week we interview middle school art teacher Nellie Mitchell, who was named Missouri’s Art Educator of the Year 2012. An avid blogger and photographer, she talks about the challenges and rewards of being an educator, how to integrate technology in the classroom, and gives some solid advice for new art teachers.
Is it enough to make art with your kids? Yes and no. Yes because whatever works for you and your family is great! We never want to be the parents that judge; every family has to do their own thing. What works for one might not work for the other. But to answer the question for us, making art isn’t enough. We want to expose the Grundler kids to all kinds of art and experiences; it boils down to thinking on a deeper level. Do we get to do all of the things we want to with our children? No, but it is all about gaining experiences and allowing our children the chance to make creative choices. This is a skill that must be demonstrated and taught to our children.
UNESCO International Arts Education week will run between May 25-31st, 2015. We’ve put together a bunch of resources to make taking part and collaborating with other schools even easier!
Schools from around the world are due to take part. If you’d like to get in on the action – keep reading to learn how to take part and upload!