For all involved in teaching young children, this timely book offers the necessary tool with which to develop a broad, creative and inspirational visual arts programme. Presented in two parts, this text covers both theoretical and practical angles:
The author strikes the perfect balance between discussion of the subject and provision of hands-on material for use in lessons, which makes this book a complete art education resource for all involved in early years art education. Teachers, trainee teachers, or nursery teachers, who wish to implement a more holistic art curriculum in the classroom whilst meeting all the required standards, will find this an essential companion.
'provides a wealth of suggestions for teachers on how to provide stimulating and worthwhile visual art lessons. Well worth having a copy in your setting.' - Early Years Update
'This book clearly shows the author's enthusiasm for and belief in art education of the highest quality. It provides a valuable resource for all who are involved in education young children through art, explaining the 'why' behind the 'how' in easily understandable terms.' - Child Education
'An informative volume that can be used by the classroom practitioner in a wide variety of early years settings. It would also be a welcome addition to a teacher educator's professional library, because the theoretical constructs, definitions and rationales it contains support the practical information.' - International Journal of Early Years Education
Part 1. 1. Setting the Scene: The Why, What and How of Early Years Art Education 2. A Work in Progress: The Process, Art Experiences and Art Making 3. The Process Continues: Aesthetic Experiences and Encounters with Art 4. Documentation and Special Needs: Reaching All Children and Documenting it As We Go Along 5. Putting it Together: Using the Early Learning Goals for Creative Development Part 2. Ideas into Practice: Artistic Experiences for the Foundation Stage