How Do I Teach Art To Kids Ages 3 – 10
Artabet is helping teachers around the world with how to teach art to kids ages 3 to 10. We are featuring our new teachers in this blog: Megha, Vineesha, Josef, Judi, and Lene.
Let’s Start in Mumbai, India with Megha’s students.
Megha sent me this link of some of her students enjoying painting in her after school program. The skill level is very obvious and these kids are doing a super job and having so much fun. I know that the Artabet method has kept my students: and I have had thousands, happy and creatively ‘sparked’ for the past 30 years. It is a method that really keeps them engaged and excited.
Here are her students drawing ARTABET SOUP from the Artabet Curriculum that uses the Artabet First Steps In Drawing book.
Megha’s Students are becoming real Artabet Art Stars
Megha’s Students Use The Artabet Cards
ARTABET is another word for FUN!
Another Artabet Pops Up In India with Vineesha in Mumbai
Here is her enthusiastic email about finding the Artabet website.
Thanks & Regards,
Founder & Teacher,
We have some great Artabet movement in Texas, ‘The Artstar State’.
Here is Josef, a new Artabet mom, and her reaction to the Artabet.
First, thank you for sharing your talent with the world! As a parent with a four-year-old who is intimidated by the drawing process, I believe this is going to be a great resource to remove the fear and break down the process. I purchased the book and was expecting to get the holiday pictures that was said to be included in the purchase or through the email submission signup. Perhaps I overlooked it, but I don’t see them in the book nor did I receive them after signing up for the distribution list. If you can forward those to me I’d greatly appreciate it.
Thank you so much for following up! That was very kind of you. I did indeed get the free downloads and we have begun our Artabet studies with great success. In fact, after I got much hesitation about drawing a self-portrait from my son for a PK assignment (his current school is VERY big into art and expression), I used the principles in Artabet to help him gain a lot of confidence to draw a picture. Since then he has also had to draw pictures of himself and Lenny (a stuffed dog that each kid in his class has to “house sit”). He was so intimated by those instructions, but after breaking down the process for him using one of the examples in your book, he is much more confident and so proud of his art! Thanks again!
I am an interior designer by trade and it wasn’t until I went back to school to obtain another degree in design that I had to take art classes. I noticed how inhibited and intimidated I was of the drawing process, which now seems crazy because there IS such a thing called an eraser! In discussing these fears with my husband, who, by his own admission, “can’t even draw a stick figure,” we realized that we did not want our son to internalize those fears in these early stages of his life. That’s the reason I started looking for a curriculum like yours. We are strong advocates of early learning and breaking down seemingly complex processes into simple steps. Your program does just that!
I wanted to share one of the early videos I did of our son during/after his first Artabet project! Thanks again, for giving me the “language” I did not have to teach my child.
Josef H. Texas, USA
Have a look at this video clip from Josef H. and her son as he draws a perfect Artabet Person all by himself. (with a few directions from a very supportive Artabet mom.
It starts to get exciting in the middle of the clip as he realizes what he can draw. Artistic empowerment at an early age is key for our young ‘creatives’
I Drew A Person from Ron Mulvey on Vimeo.
Now, Down To South Africa
My Name is Lené, I live in South Africa. I am in the process of opening an art school in one of our smaller towns called Tzaneen. In my search for finding creative ways of teaching my soon to be young students I came across your Artabet and fell in love with it. I am interested to make it a large part of my curriculum if I have the thumbs up from you ..? And is it best to have your book downloaded or have a hard copy of it.
Thank you for your inspiration. I can’t wait to start teaching.
Judi Lacks, a talented digital art instructor from the Eastern USA made this for us and Megha from Mumbai, India joined in with a great ink drawing from her Holiday Classes using the Free Teacher Holiday Pacs.
Judi Lacks Artabet Animation Video from Ron Mulvey on Vimeo.
How Do I Teach Art?
I get the Artabet Book, follow the Artabet Curriculum, watch and use the videos, implement the great class projects in the blogs, and download the Free Teacher Holiday Pacs.
It’s worked for the past 30 years and it will work for the next 30 years.
Oh yes, email Ron at any time for help. All five teachers featured in this blog are being supported and encouraged by our team here at ARTABET INK. Why not join us on a remarkable journey that will open a way for the creative uniqueness of every child to be expressed.
Hi, I just purchased the Artabet to teach drawing basics to a group of 5-10 year olds. What art mediums do you recommend using besides pencil? I am trying to keep it affordable for the parents and wondered whether to add in any other mediums for the first class. Advice appreciated!
Hi, Sarah I have always found that the HB pencil will get the class rolling with the warm ups and skill building games and exercises found in the book.I then move to the felt pen or permanent ‘sharpie’ brand marker for the character drawing. By using the pen you eliminate there eraser habit that young artists pick up.If you always use a pencil they will start the habit of erasing and re-drawing, thinking it has to be always perfect.
I have also used oil pastels for the character drawings also. Mostly I use the pencil and the sharpie. I also use cardstock paper and cut it in half so we can keep the drawing smaller.The heavier paper does not show through on the other side and you can add some colour to it.
For the first class I would follow this plan.
1- pencil on light paper for the Warm-ups
2- Pen drawing of character on thin paper
3- Pen drawing on thicker paper (cut in half) of character
4- Add some colour with coloured pencil or coolers markers to the character drawing
5- Do a draw a story with pen on half sheet and add colour.
Kids are not used to good art supplies so introduce them gradually and a make them cost effective by keeping the paper sizes smaller.That way they can finish in less time. Watch the videos that cover how to use paints in a classroom and read the blogs on how to do an Artabet Class.They are well planned and a good model to follow.
Always look around for good art materials for good prices. I get some great paper for my students at the fame shops as they throw away lots of paper. Get some brushes and acrylic paints which thin down with water for painting.Buy good materials and they will last. All is explained in the blog section.
Did you get the free Teacher Pac from the website?
Hi Ron. Your ideas to teach children is really great. I am good at pencil sketch. I would like teach children. Will you be able to give me an idea and suggest techniques ? Please. Hope u’ll reply me .
Hi Sofiya, I sent you an email but I will answer here also.I can certainly help and I would of course suggest you read all the emails below that others have sent. Also study the website as it holds all the teaching tips you will need to get some classes started in your area.I can give you more specific guidance after you do your homework. Good students make great teachers. Hope to hear back from you soon. Ron
Can I have the teaching tips or lessons to the book?
I would like to purchase it..
Hi Nimra, the website will give you all the teaching tips you will need. Just read through the blogs and download the free teacher pacs I have provided. The videos are full of teacher tips also. Now, after doing this homework I would like you to get back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org f you have any questions.
I do not sell lessons to the book as there are not any. Art is an intuitive discipline that is based on principles.You must discover these principles in the Artabet Book,the teacher’s pac,the videos and blogs. If you need some guidance get back to me at the email I have given you.I will be glad to help.
Hi Ron, my daughter is 4 years old and I want to start teaching her how to draw and paint. Can I do this with your book? I am a little lost with all this painting/drawing world, any help will be very appreciated
Most certainly the Artabet e-Book is the best entry level for the young artist of any age. Simply follow it page by page and it will bring your chil to drawing proficiency over a 3 year period. Ages 3 to 7 are the artistic playground so learn to PLAY and HAVE FUN doing your ARTABET.
Do not rush as art is also a language. At 3 to 7 we always start with the 6 Lines of the Artabet and name them and do them one at a time. The wiggle is usually the last line too learnso let that one happen on it’s own. A 3 to 4 year old will get the other 5 lines fairly quickly.
REPETITION IS OUR MISSION!!!!!OVER AND OVER Kids love the same oner and over.
If you would like some extra materials here are some links to my Skillshare Classes.
What You Need To Know To Draw FlowersWhat Do I Need To Know To Teach A Child Age 5 To 12 To Draw A TreeAt Home And Online Art: Drawing And Painting For Kids ages 7 to 12Easy Draw and Paint DINOSAUR
Hi Ron, I attempted to sign up for the teacher sample pack and continue to get an error page. Is there another way to sign up for the teacher pack?
Sorry for your delay. I sent the download today. Did all go well. Let me know if you need any more assistance.Ron
Send me an email and I’ll send you one .
I have a 4 year old daughter and I came across your website while trying to search on how to expose my girl to drawing and painting at home. Very interesting resource. However it feels like the resources are mostly for teachers. What would you recommend to me as a parent, where do I begin with my daughter?
Hi Shwerta, the Artabet is for all ages. I hope you received my email with the helpful hints and resources. Get back to me and let me know how your art journey is moving along/Here to help/Ron
Start with the Artabet eBook and follow through it page by page.It was designed for parents and Kids so that it is easy to follow.Let me know if you need any help/Ron
Thanks for your feedback Apologies for not commenting right away as I was at a loss to figure out why the comment button was not responding. Then I found a better way to comment.
I sent you some practical info to you and hope it works. Get back to me if you need anymore help/ Ron
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