Even though I’m definitely drawing/painting-challenged, art appreciation is one of my favorite subjects to teach. Montessori education has wonderful ideas and resources for helping children develop an appreciation of art from the earliest age.
Montessori principles encourage parents to expose children to fine art from birth on. Dr. Montessori wanted parents and teachers to provide famous artists’ works hung at eye level for the child to learn a natural appreciation of art. A Montessori home or classroom is specially prepared to bring order and beauty into the child’s environment as well as give opportunities for children to enjoy their own individual art expression.
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Montessori Ideas on Art Appreciation
Art and Montessori from Birth to Age 12 from Michael Olaf
Why Should Children Study Art? from Montessori for Everyone
Studying Artists and Their Works in the Montessori Classroom from North American Montessori Center
Montessori Mama on Making and Teaching Art at The Artful Parent
Celma Perry on “Art Appreciation in the Montessori Early Childhood Classroom”
Free artist cards from Montessori Materials
Child-Size Masterpieces by Aline D. Wolf (available for purchase … the art appreciation materials I used in my Montessori school and my family used and loved)
“Child-Size Masterpieces for Art Appreciation”
Montessori Art Appreciation (free emotions in art cards) from Montessori Workjobs
Artist Cards (available for purchase) from Montessori for Everyone
Art Appreciation Materials (available for purchase) from Montessori Services
Free Downloads: Montessori Art Cards and Art Appreciation from Affordable Montessori Homeschool Resources and Free Downloads
Montessori-Inspired Art Appreciation Activities
A Montessori Approach to Homeschool Art(what my family did)
Art at Home from The Montessori Child at Home
Famous Artist posts from Inspired Montessori and Arts at Dundee Montessori
Artist Baskets from Montessori Mama
Artist Posts from Little Acorns
Art Appreciation in a Montessori Classroom from Montessori Plus School
See Art Appreciation and Creation for Kids for lots of extension activities.
See Art Appreciation Activities from Montessori By Mom for more activities. (Montessori By Mom Art Appreciation Toolbox)
Have you prepared an environment and/or activities for teaching art appreciation?
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