When I started homeschooling, I never actually had an art curriculum or program. I just stumbled upon something that works by creating art myself. Here are some easy things to do to fill your homeschool with art, even if you aren’t an artist.
Buy (or check out at your local library) How to draw books. We love these and simply follow the directions together. It helps learn the mechanics of drawing for your little one. Plus there are so many out there you are sure to find one that will keep your child’s interest.
Drawing everywhere! I make pencils and paper easily accessible everywhere. He draws what he wants and I always compliment his efforts. Be sure to keep criticism in check for little ones, we want to encourage and not discourage.
Be hands off. It sounds a little crazy but don’t hover when they are drawing. It doesn’t have to be for a set time, it doesn’t have to be perfect, it just needs to be.
And last, draw with them, even if you think you stink! But, don’t be critical of yourself either. They’ll want to know why and apply that to their drawing. Just use the moment for fun and let go. The more fun you have, the better everyone will become because you’ll want to practice more and who doesn’t want to have fun.
Share your kid’s latest drawing below. I would love to see it!