Missy left on comment on a previous post: ” LOVE that you’ve included some of your favorite kids books! Any other books you’d recommend to the mom for reference for trying to teach her kids basic art principles?”
I use children’s books all the time in the art classroom. It is a great way to tie in literature and inspire the kids through stories and illustrations.
Here is MY list of favorite books for teaching about art. I highly recommend checking them out through the library first to see if they are going to be useful for your curriculum and particular teaching situation. And, of course, you don’t need to get them all at once. I’ve slowly built up my collection over the course of 11 years or so.
3. No One Saw
Making “Mistakes” in Art
What is art?
Color, Shapes and Lines
8. Mouse Paint
11. Perfect Square
17. Any of the books in the Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists series
24. My Best Friend Is As Sharp As a Pencil: And Other Funny Classroom Portraits You can make some found object faces.
25. Books by Eric Carle
There are plenty more wonderful art books out there and there are some I use that I have left off this list. What MUST-HAVE art books would you recommend?