by Angie McFarren
Finding what works for them is the key. Art in high school tends to become more academic and not as much fun for some students. In Kids Can Learn about Art and Have Fun Doing It, Part 3, you will find helpful ideas, resources, and curriculum options to make art engaging for the reluctant artist at the high school level.
Another Reason for Teaching Art
Students who study art throughout high school have higher SAT scores.
The College Board reports students who take art classes throughout high school have higher verbal and math scores on the SAT. Higher SAT scores opens doors for college acceptance and scholarships.
Locating interactive art games for high school was a bit more challenging. The only one I could find was by Artsology.
Do you have children who love trivia? If so, have them check out the two below.
Useful Trivia – Art
Entering an art contest may be a stretch for the hesitant artist. But it is worth a try. 😊 Below are two options.
Virtual Field Trips
Attending field trips as a high school student does not happen too often. The students tend to have significant more schoolwork to complete. So, I looked for virtual field trips like these:
Explore Different Types of Art
The key to exploring different types of art is finding what your children like (or remotely like.) Learning about stained glass or pottery might work. See the Light’s Tiffany Window Art Project contains a paper version of a stained-glass art project.
Blender is a free downloadable software program. People can create all sorts of fun 3-D projects.
There are a lot of YouTube videos made by art teachers and students. I found a good many of them to be long and boring. You definitely will not want your children who don’t like art to watch those. I found the videos about Vincent van Gogh and Georges Seurat to be worth watching.
The apps I mentioned in part two of this series are also appropriate for high school. Below are a couple more apps to try.
Adobe Photoshop Sketch — expressive painting and sketching with realistic tools by Adobe
The lapbooking method of learning I mentioned in part two of this series may not appeal to high school students since cutting and pasting is involved. However, notebooking might work. It’s worth a try since it is different than taking regular type of notes.
Use Art Curriculum That Does the Teaching for You
See the Light’s Art Projects is ideal for high school fine arts credit. Most states require high school students to have a fine arts course lasting one or two semesters. The disinclined student will see that time as torture. So, how about making it as enjoyable as possible?
See the Light’s Art Projects curriculum will provide up to a school-years’ worth of art credit. Your children will learn about nine famous artists and complete projects using the artists’ styles of painting. You may purchase the DVDs separately or as a boxed set.
Here is a video introducing the Art Projects:
Pat Knepley gives more information about using See the Light as a fine arts course in the video below.
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Bonus Art Project for High School Students
Jim will be using lecturer’s chalk while showing your student how to draw a waterfall.
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