3 Ways to Teach for Creativity in the Art Room

By:Melissa Purtee

art ed“Art and creativity are seen as going hand in hand, but they shouldn’t be. The fact is that many activities that happen in art class involve minimal creative thinking on the part of students. This is a disservice. Not all students who take art classes will go on to work in arts-related fields, but all will need to think creatively in the careers of the future.

Teaching creative thinking is one of the most important things we can do for our children.

To teach creative thinking, teachers have to examine what creativity looks like and intentionally plan for it. Take the following description, for example. Is this an art activity or something else?
When the students walk in the door the supplies are laid out. The teacher carefully takes the children through the steps, one after the other. Following the teacher’s directions, the children make beautiful artwork.” To read further please click here:http://www.theartofed.com/2015/10/12/3-ways-to-teach-for-creativity-in-the-art-room/

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