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Thursday, September 19, 2019

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About the Book

Book: Teaching Art
Author: Jerry E. Twitchell
Genre: Nonfiction  EDUCATION/Teaching Methods & Materials/Arts & Humanities
Release Date: February 20, 2019
Teaching ARtAs Simple as 1-2-3
Everything needed to structure and teach an effective art program for grades one to three is made simple for the home-school parent or teacher.
This step-by-step process for teaching art is perfect for home-school teachers or parents with limited art skills or time to create their own programs. This system of insight, responses to judgments, ideas, and feelings aligns with public school and state visual arts requirements.
Teaching Art in the Primary Grades is designed to foster lifelong interest in the arts, provide a gauge of what can be expected of children at various ages and grade levels, and present a baseline for measuring growth and skill.
Lesson plans with goals, objects, time frames, techniques, steps, illustrated examples, and assessment of growth are included.

Click here to get your copy.

About the Author

Jerry TwichellJerry E. Twitchell, DEd, is a retired educational administrator and art and history instructor. With over thirty years of experience as a teacher and principal, Jerry has nurtured primary through secondary students to experience the excitement of art. In his work with parents, teachers, and especially children, he has sought to bring to life a love and passion for art.

More from Jerry

Ever since I was young, I have always loved art.  It was only natural for me to be teaching and sharing the love of art to young people. Over the years, a number of parents, students and fellow teachers and administrators suggested that I should write a book about teaching art, particularly to the emerging beginning artist.  This would hopefully help them gain confidence in themselves in return would flow into their reading and writing subjects. After retiring, pondering and headaches, I started putting it together and throwing around ideas to myself on what should be included and “Wala”… it is.


I have the honor of being married to a talented artist. He is proficient in air brushing, creating murals, sketching and painting on canvas. He is not famous but he definitely has been blessed with a talent. You can see some of his murals in churches in our town and in homes around the area. Two of my sons are gifted artists as well. When I received this book I had to laugh. The  book is geared for young children but I was in doubt that I as an adult could do any projects in the book.

"Oh ye of little faith," I heard as I began to read the book. The book is a step-by-step process that is easy to follow. It is a tool that teachers should have in their classrooms and parents should have in their homes. I dreaded the times my children were young and had a project involving art What if my husband wasn't able to help them? I knew with my help they were destined for a poor grade. With this book I have confidence when grandchildren come along, I can do projects with them by using this book 

The author divides the projects by grade and gives a list of materials and easy to follow directions. I decided since I am a visual learner I would tackle one project in the book. My choice was to make a stick puppet. What a surprise I had when I followed each step and made my own puppet. It was fun and did boost my confidence. 

The author says, "Art is a major means of communication. Words of art are forms of feelings." Have you ever gone to an art museum and stared at a painting for a length of time? You look at the painting and start to understand what the artist was saying with their work. In this book the author encourages children to use their imagination and create art with freedom and encouragement. 

I really enjoyed the book and hope that others will grab a copy and make memories with their children and students. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Mary Hake, September 12
A Baker’s Perspective, September 13 (Author Interview)
Kathy Anderson, September 14
Vicky Sluiter, September 15
Lis Loves Reading, September 16
Creating Romance, September 17
janicesbookreviews, September 18
Texas Book-aholic, September 19
Quiet Workings, September 19
A Reader’s Brain, September 20
Older & Smarter?, September 21
Inklings and notions , September 22
The Artist Librarian, September 23
For Him and My Family, September 24
Beck To Basics, September 24


To celebrate his tour, Jerry is giving away Gift basket with Basic art Supplies, Stack Card and a Athabascan People of The North coloring book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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