Textured coloring is a simple way to teach kids a very important component of art. Creating texture in the way I’m proposing today tricks the eye into assuming a touch or feel to the piece of art that is created. In art, texture can be implied or a reality. What it creates is a 3-D feeling to a piece of artwork. I think it is wonderful and important to teach our kids art terms and skills in a way that is fun and accessible to them. Today I present a craft that is simple to do. You use a coloring sheet that you can print out from the computer or tear out of one of your own coloring books and then search for a variety of items around your home. The post on textured coloring is actually found at Kids Activities Blog, so you can pop over there to find out more about how to do this craft. There you will also find links to great coloring sheets. I have begun writing for Kids Activities Blog, and I am excited to be working with some very talented contributors on that site. In regards to this craft, I think your kids will enjoy taking coloring to a whole new level.
Do you love the concept of teaching about real art and art history to kids? Do you love simple ways to teach kid about real artists. I have a few more activities that I think you will enjoy. When I was getting my teaching degree, one of my favorite classes was about teaching art to kids. The theory was that the best way to teach art was to tie it to a real artist and real art techniques. I am finding this method of teaching my own kids really satisfying.
Art Activities for Kids that Teach Art History
Andy Warhol Art Created with Your Child’s Black and White Photo from Your Printer and Markers
Tessellation Art for Learning about M.C. Escher