Cross the curriculum for whole-brain learning by combining storytelling and math with this great selection of children’s books about circles.
These shell mandalas are a great lesson in math and art.
Colourful, creative, inspiring, innovative, brilliant and bold! Come and Meet Matisse and try out four art projects inspired by his work. This Creativity Mentor workshop gives you great Matisse art lessons for children that you can use at home or in school.
Creativity Mentors :: Meet Matisse
Sensory Process Art
Exploring Famous Art
Art for Play
Clay and Dough
Spring and Easter Arts & Crafts
Summer Arts & Crafts
Autumn Arts & Crafts
Winter and Christmas Arts & Crafts
We all know that children learn best when they are having fun, using a hands-on approach, and working across the curriculum so they are able to make connections and build their knowledge up from the things they already know about. But how does that work practically?
It can be hard for us, as parents and teachers, to know the best way to offer our children this rich, creative learning experience – especially if our own schooling was different. And perhaps we favour one style of learning – maybe you think of yourself as arty, but no good at maths, or vice versa. We might not feel confident about teaching across subjects, or unsure how to build links between different disciplines. However, it’s simply the best opportunity for our children if we do.
That’s why I created this Art of Circles workshop. It’s a math-meets-art curriculum, with hands-on projects that are beautiful, fun, and engage children from both a visual, arts perspective, and a mathematical one.
I’ve run this workshop with my own children, and within my family art clubs. It works so well to introduce new math concepts, reinforce children’s learning in a whole-brain way, and get children thinking about how they can creatively, and uniquely, use math and art together. And did I mention the projects are gorgeous?
The ART of CIRCLES workshop
Join NurtureStore’s Family Art Club – and online art class for children and parents (teachers are welcome too!) In May we are learning about abstract art and minimalism, and creating art inspired by Ellsworth Kelly. To join the class – it’s free! – just pop your email address in the box below for instant access.
Join NurtureStore’s Family Art Club
Try some colourful circle art to explore shapes and scissor skills.