of Teaching Art to Children
In this inspiring and comprehensive guide to art education, Nancy
Beal focuses on six basic media: collage, drawing, painting, clay,
printmaking, and construction. She gives practical consideration
to all facets of a teacher's responsibility, such as how to introduce
each material; what supplies are best; how a classroom can be set
up to support children's explorations; and how teachers can ask
open-ended questions to stimulate personal and meaningful expression.
Each chapter includes a section specifically for parents on helping
their children create art at home. The book is extensively illustrated
with the art of Beal's students, visual proof of her gifts as an
educator and art enthusiast.