Saturday, September 14, 2019

"Teaching Art" by Jerry E. Twitchell Book Tour and GiveAway

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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.

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"Teaching Art" by Jerry E. Twitchell is a book that I would never have looked at if it wasn't for this book tour. I don't like art unless it is coloring in a coloring book or the app "Happy Color" on my phone. I do like looking and enjoying the pictures my grandchildren color for me and I hang them on my refrigerator. So to say that I was dreading reading this 318 page book on art wouldn't be stretching the truth at all. But, I picked up the book and opened to the first page and I have to say I was surprised because this book is written in an easy step by step guide.

This book is for teachers or home school teachers but I really feel that parents and grandparents, if they have the materials could build memories and bond using it. I think I could do some of the activities with my grandsons, ages; 4, 6, and 8 . Of course, there are steps that I will have to improvise just because I don't have the classroom or all the materials. I am actually looking forward to trying the "tearing skills" described on page 45-46 as well as others. I know my 6 year grandson would love the extra time that grandma is spending with him and he is always wanting to color on boxes and making things.

I appreciate that all the goals, expectations, skills and material needed  as well as general stages of children development  are included for each lesson. Along with the average time it takes to complete the project. I haven't read the entire book because I know some of the lessons are way out of my ability, due to lack of material or even the want to do some of the projects. I recommend this book to art teachers and parents and grandparents who want to expand young minds and want to bond with children through art. We need to brighten and enlarge our children's mind through art or (my favorite) reading instead of letting them just watch tv or play videos games.

I received a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.

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.

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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