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Teaching Art to Children. Child Psychology 1 Mrs. Moscinski. WHAT CAN ART DO FOR CHILDREN?. It is therapeutic – can be an expression of strong feelings. A means to express self – interest, perceptions and style. Shows the uniqueness of child’s identity. Gives them a sense of accomplishment.

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Teaching art to children

Teaching Art to Children

Child Psychology 1

Mrs. Moscinski


What can art do for children

WHAT CAN ART DO FOR CHILDREN?

  • It is therapeutic – can be an expression of strong feelings.

  • A means to express self – interest, perceptions and style.

  • Shows the uniqueness of child’s identity.

  • Gives them a sense of accomplishment.


What can art do for children1

WHAT CAN ART DO FOR CHILDREN?

  • Visual thinking helps intellectual and emotional development.

  • Art is a record of growth and the child’s unique way of relating to the world.

  • What if they ask you to do it for them?


How to teach art

HOW TO TEACH ART

  • Each child should feel that his art is taken seriously, understood, commented on and appreciated.

  • It sometimes seems funny but remember the intention is serious.

  • Don’t judge or inhibit spontaneous expression.


How to teach art1

HOW TO TEACH ART

  • How to respond:

    • What does it represent?

    • Tell me about it.

    • How is it organized?

    • What is it about?

    • Where does the idea come from?

  • Free choice – develops independence


How to teach art2

HOW TO TEACH ART

  • No lessons

    • Picasso said we should learn to draw like a child – they teach us to be fresh and spontaneous.

  • Remember it is the Process not the Product that is important.

  • Expect a mess

    • Help child feel safe with a mess by always wearing smocks if needed.

    • Encourage children to try using materials in different ways.

    • “I wonder if the bottom side of the crayon will work the same way as the pointed end”.

    • Get excited about their discoveries and share your own discoveries as you work along with them.


Your brain

YOUR BRAIN

  • Left Brain:

    • Dominant, analyzes, counts, marks time, verbalizes, logical.

  • Right Brain:

    • Visual, dream, create, intuition, time free.

    • School doesn’t teach this mode.


Your brain1

YOUR BRAIN

  • Time for a test!

  • Let’s see what side of your brain you predominately think with


Hemispheric dominance test

Hemispheric Dominance Test

  • When you walk into a theater, classroom, or auditorium (and assuming that there are no other influential factors), which side do you prefer?

    • Right

    • Left


Hemispheric dominance test1

Hemispheric Dominance Test

  • When taking a test, which style of

    questions do you prefer?

    a. objective (true/false,

    multiple choice, matching)

    b. subjective (discussion)


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Hemispheric Dominance Test

3. Do you often have hunches?

a. Yes

b. No


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Hemispheric Dominance Test

  • When you have hunches, do you follow them?

    a. Yes

    b. No


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Hemispheric Dominance Test

5. Do you have a place for everything and keep everything in its place?

a. Yes

b. No


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Hemispheric Dominance Test

 6. When you are learning a

dance step, is it easier for

you to…

a. Learn by imitating the teacher and getting the feel of the music?

b. learn the sequence of movements and talk your way through the steps?


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Hemispheric Dominance Test

  • Do you like to move your furniture

    several times a year, or do you prefer to keep the same arrangement?

    a. Keep

    b. Move


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Hemispheric Dominance Test

 8. Can you tell

approximately

how much time

passed without a

watch?

a. Yes

b. No


Hemispheric dominance test8

Hemispheric Dominance Test

 9. Speaking in strictly relative terms,

is it easier for you to understand…

a. Algebra?

b. Geometry?


Hemispheric dominance test9

Hemispheric Dominance Test

10. Is it easier for you to remember people's names or to remember people's faces?

a. Names

b. Faces


Hemispheric dominance test10

Hemispheric Dominance Test

  • When given the topic "school," would you prefer to express your feelings through drawings or writing?

    a. Drawing

    b. Writing


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Hemispheric Dominance Test

  • When someone is talking to you, do you respond to the word meaning, or do you respond to the person's word pitch and feelings?

    a. word meaning (what is said)

    b. word pitch and feeling (how it is said)


Hemispheric dominance test12

Hemispheric Dominance Test

  • When speaking, do you use few

    gestures, or do you use many gestures?

    a. Few gestures

    b. Many gestures


Hemispheric dominance test13

Hemispheric Dominance Test

  • Your desk where

    you work is…

  • neat and organized

    b. cluttered with stuff that you might need


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Hemispheric Dominance Test

  • Is it easier for you to read for main ideas or to read for specific details? 

    a.  main ideas

    b. specific details


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Hemispheric Dominance Test

  • Do you do your

    best thinking sitting erect or lying down? 

  • sitting erect

    b. lying down


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Hemispheric Dominance Test

17.Do you feel more comfortable saying/doing humorous things or saying/doing well-reasoned things?   

  • humorous things

  • well-reasoned things


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Hemispheric Dominance Test

18. In math…

  • you can explain how you got the answer

  • you can get the answer but cannot explain how.


Answers

A = Right, B = Left

A = Left, B = Right

A = Right, B = Left

A = Right, B = Left

A = Right, B = Left

A = Right, B = Left

A = Left, B = Right

A = Left, B = Right

A = Left, B = Right

A = Left, B = Right

A = Right, B = Left

A = Left, B = Right

A = Left, B = Right

A = Left, B = Right

A = Right, B = Left

A = Left, B = Right

A = Right, B = Left

A = Left, B = Right

Answers


Remember the dog pictures

Remember the dog pictures?

  • How did right/left brain effect your drawings and the 3rd grade drawings?

    • What were the differences between the drawings and what differences can we attribute to right/left brain thinking?


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