One of the hugest advantages of your school having an after school art program for your child is the fact that the class can be as artistic and creative as the school wants it to be. They aren’t locked into teaching elementary art for an entire semester, as the classes during school hours are. If the teacher wants to teach ceramics one day and art appreciation the next, the choice is theirs. Their lessons can include line, color, shape, form, texture, pattern, balance and emphasis and also possibly art-history, media exploration, creative self-expression, cultural appreciation, right-brain drawing techniques, and much, much more.
Almost any elementary art education subject is fair game, when it comes to after school art. Of course the teacher should always choose projects that appeal to your children. Art and art education offer a vivid and vibrant means of broadening a childs experiences and helps to shape their outlook on a variety of subjects. Parents looking to introduce and guide their children towards the benefits of an elementary art education have a variety of options to choose from as they make their decisions.
Teachers please utilize the internet, because it is of course a wonderfully fantastic research tool when it comes to planning your art education programs for the year. There are hundreds of thousands of websites which contain after school art ideas on almost everything art imaginable and for any age level. These sites have been created by families interested in an elementary art education, art supply vendors, school districts and individual teachers.
There are also a multitude of online discussion groups geared toward after school art which offer additional teaching elementary art ideas and if you have a certain program in mind, but are having difficulty locating easy to understand instructions, this is the best place to ask for advice. You’ll be surprised at the quick and rational responses you will receive.