Every child is an artist.
I dream my painting and then paint my dream.
~Vincent van Gogh~
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt.
~Leonardo da Vinci~
Great art picks up where nature ends.
It took me a lifetime to paint like a child.
I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about.
I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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So wonderful for the children to see their work appreciated!
I hope they all get to go and see it with their families. In past years we always took the children there. It was wondrous for them! But this year with Covid restrictions we cannot.
Silly Covid! I do hope so, you!
i love it. we’ll be doing a show for our parents on zoom in a couple of weeks. they’ll each be creating works of art from loose parts and reused items. i always love to see what kids come up with.
That’s wonderful! Parents will be thrilled. I’m always amazed at what children create. Your theme of loose parts is perfect. I hope you post some pics!
I will for sure, thanks!
Congratulations to the children on their inspired masterpieces!!
Thank you, Liz!
You’re welcome, Jennie.
Beautiful artworks and wonderful quotes. What a combination. I love that the children’s artwork is exhibited.
Thank you, Norah! The quotations seemed right.
Fabulous art show! All the artists (and their lucky families!) must be bursting with pride.
Families can start seeing it as of today. I can’t wait to hear what they (and the children) have to say.
I remember my kids’ preschool art fairs. Proud parents were given the opportunity to purchase their children’s works, with all proceeds going to purchasing more art materials. By the time Child #4 had gone through, I calculated we’d spent the cost of a new car (okay a new used car, which was the only kind of vehicle we went for anyway) on artwork identical to the free efforts covering our fridge at any given time. Good cause of course…but some days I could have used that ‘new’ car!
You had to buy your child’s art? 😳 Sorry, my words were harsh. I meant you were given the opportunity to purchase it. I understand school fundraisers, but that doesn’t feel right. What happened to the art that parents didn’t buy? Hmmm… And you spent a used-car-fortune.
Well…yes. It was a tiny, perennially underfunded preschool in the Appalachian mountains. So we would make sure ALL the art show pieces were purchased and proudly displayed. The artists then got to vote on how to spend their earnings—art supplies, field trip, etc. One year they voted to send it to help children after a tornado. Lots and lots of good lessons all round I thought. I still have (framed) works on my walls. Boy Finding Gold In His Yard, My Very Own Dolphin, Frosty Snowman at the Beach… So many masterpieces!
I love this!!! Don’t the titles make it a masterpiece? 🙂
Another amazing project, Jennie. Your ‘artists’ are so creative, from the actual painting to the naming. I so enjoyed it. Looking back to the 2019 show, I loved the name ‘Harry’ for one of the paintings. I wonder about the meaning behind that name.
I remember that painting. Harry was the child’s baby brother. I enjoy looking back at the art over the years. Children are so creative. Thank you, Steve.
This is fantastic!! The children must be so proud. xo
Thank you, Darlene. I can’t wait for them to see it with their families!
What a wonderful art show, Jennie. Kudos to you and the artists!
Thanks so much, Dan.
Perfect quotes to go with these masterpieces Jennie!
Thank you, Kim!
Thank you, Pam!
The art wall and art look fantastic! Well done, Aqua Room!! I love the quotes too.
Thank you, Deborah! The quotes seem to fit, perfectly.
How marvelous that you display the children’s work so lovingly! I love the gallery and each quote is so special!
Thank you so much!
It looks great on the wall. The kids are going to be so excited to see their work displayed so well. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
Thank you, Pete. I think they will be excited. 🙂
So many wonderful artists:)
Children are creative artists! 🙂
Is that Mona Gloria on the top left? I love it! The whole display looks wonderful and I bet the kids are rightfully, very proud of it.
Yes! That is Mona Gloria. Doesn’t she look beautiful? 🙂 Thank you, Anneli. The children are very proud.
And so they should be. You can take a bow yourself for what you’ve done for them too.
Wonderful art and quotations to match!
Loved the art and the quotes. Thanks, Jennie.
Thank you, John. Glad it put a smile on your face.
OH wow… So love your art class… And those budding Picasso’s 🙂 Wonderful presentation Jennie… ❤
Thank you, Sue!
You are welcome Jennie
Wonderful art show.
Glad you liked it!
Sone pretty cool pieces here.
Art is life.
You said it well, Hook. Thank you.
Just awesome you must be so proud of what your children have created, Jennie as will be their parents its just beautiful and perfect quotes 🙂 xx
Thanks so much, Carol!
Displaying artwork is always a key element to any project. It shows the student that art holds value that it is worth displaying. Some years when I really got motivated I created easels for each child on a bulletin board where the kids could always display something that they wanted posted. Sometimes it was their art, other times it was schoolwork they were particularly proud of, and finally it could be something that a classmate chose. Even better was to display it in a more public place like the office, cafeteria, or the library.
I love your idea! A bulletin board can easily become an easel. All it takes is a frame of some sort. I still remember having one of my drawings on display when I was in fourth grade. That was the one and only time, but it has stuck with me. Yes, it shows that their work is valued. Thanks, Pete.
Beautiful work! 💕
Jennie, thank you so much! This is wonderful!
Thank you, Charles!
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Here is part 3 of the art show series by the excellent teacher, Jennie!
Thank you so much, Charles!
Fabulous Art Show and quotes! ❤ xo
Thanks so much, Bette! ❤️
What a wonderful exhibition, Jennie. I love it.
Thank you so much, Robbie. 🙂
I have so enjoyed this three blog series, Jenni. The children have produced beautiful art with the aid of their inspiring teacher.
Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed the series.
Thats bringing a great positive impact for the pupils. It seems you have to fund a own museum, Jennie! 😉 Michael
That’s so nice, Michael. Thank you!
Thank you also, Jennie! Wonderful tipps, i hope to remember when its time to do. Michael
You’re most welcome, Michael. 🙂
Thank you, Jennie! :-))
Thank you, Jennie! 🙂