April 5, 2019

A Mini Lesson with Grand Rewards

I love engaging in service-learning art activities with my students. Years ago I coined the teaching philosophy, “Art with Purpose.” It’s been fun to see where teachers go with this concept. Working it into my curriculum has helped create exciting lessons that go beyond the typical standards. Let’s take a look at one small service-learning project with huge results: The Mini Art Exhibit and Auction. Here’s how it works. 1. Introduce students to the world of miniature art. Check out this awesome book to get you started: Think Small: The Tiniest Art in the World, by Eva Katz. This book describes the work of twenty-four artists who work on an incredibly small scale. Here are four artists I love to share with my students as we begin our lesson. Hasan Kale paints on small surfaces with an astounding intensity. Talk about an engaging artist to teach to your students! Rosa de […]