Teaching Art to Your Child Made Simple – Madcap Logic Introduces ‘The Art Factory’ Integrated Lesson Plans for Hands-On Projects with Creativity Express OnlineSeptember 7th, 2014
Perfect for Homeschool and Distance learning families, ‘The Art Factory’ ‘Integrated Lesson Plans for Creativity Express Online make it easy and fun to include art education in any child’s curriculum. No prior experience necessary!
Parents know that Art Education is important for their children, but what exactly is art? Very few adults were fortunate enough to have top-level art instruction in school. Those who did will point out that learning to paint or draw is secondary – there’s much more involved. Art education is so much more than the study of a single subject – it is a gateway to history, science, geography, math, culture, and a world of ideas. It is also one of the best ways to help children develop their critical thinking skills, and explore their own creativity.
The Creativity Express Online curriculum includes 16 lessons with interactive learning activities. Each cross-curricular lesson offers engaging lessons with animated characters, followed by interactive activities to strengthen understanding of the ideas presented. Children explore art and visual literacy through the three progressive components of Creativity Express : sayART, seeART, and doART.
Children are introduced to fundamental art principles and ideas in sayART, discover meaning and interpretation in seeART and explore self-expression in doART. “Creativity Builders’ provide the basis for hands-on activities.
In addition to the existing ‘Creativity Builders’ hands-on art projects, Creativity Express now includes a second comprehensive set of teacher/student lesson plans.
Designed with younger children in mind, each lesson set of ‘The Art Factory’ includes detailed step-by-step Teacher guides and ‘On My Own’ Children’s activities.The combination of the Creativity Express Online content and integrated lesson plans allows homeschool and distance learning families to give their children a comprehensive art curriculum without additional support.
For each of the 16 Creativity Express Online lessons, the integrated Art Factory Plans provide:
1) Group Activity Summary: an overview of lesson content, its educational purpose, and the sequence of hands-on projects.
2) Teacher Lesson Plans: 4-5 plans for each lesson module, these detailed guides move step-by-step
- Objective (Students should be able to…)
- Class time needed
- Additional print-out template files as needed
3) ‘On My Own’ Activities: 2-3 projects for each lesson. Playful character introductions and easy to follow graphics promote creativity and independence
‘The Art Factory’ lesson plans utilize both traditional and digital art techniques. They are downloadable from the Teacher Account Center for Creativity Express Online subscribers.