Whether you're wondering for the first time what art concepts your students should experience or you are a teacher with years of practice looking for new ideas, you will find the projects of value in How to Teach Art to Children. The first section of the book addresses each of the seven elements of art: line, shape, color, value, texture, form, space. Teacher information pages provide a definition of each art element and list literature references and fine art examples that demonstrate the element. For each art element there are group and individual projects. Each project and concept is supported by:easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructionsa complete list of materials neededreproducible patterns The second section of How to Teach Art to Children presents experiences that help children see how 23 famous artists from ancient times to the present have used the basic elements of art to express themselves. Each lesson features a full-color example of the art experience done by a student. For example, students create a colored chalk flower picture in the style or Georgia O'Keefe; a circus mobile in the style of Alexander Calder.