Recruiting moms to teach co-op classes can be a little like trying to sell vacuum sweepers door to door. At a recent co-op meeting one mom shared, "I don't mind teaching classes, but I don't want to create a class from scratch." Other moms agreed. So my finding-mom job becomes a lot easier when I curate the ideas ahead of time.
At this very moment I do have at least 31.52 ideas flying around my brain. I am thankful for the power of Pinterest which allows me to organize. For my art class ideas, I've made five pin boards for these: Recycled Art Projects for Kids, Collage Art Class, Famous Artists Art Class, Process Art for Preschool, and Story Art. All of these are fantastic options for art classes for kids.
You could quickly and painlessly create an art class using one of the boards.
1. Recycled Art Projects for Kids
Recycled Art has been on our homeschool co-op's to-do list for a long time. Teaching children how to recycle and upcycle while crafting masterpieces would be sure hit. Cardboard, cans, plastic lids, CDs, newspaper, old gloves, an old sweater–you can find projects for all of these on my Recycled Art Projects Pinterest Board.
2. Collage Art Class
I love collage. Collages allow for a ton of creativity and enjoyment in the process as well as a beautiful product in the end. You can find 30+ project ideas for this class on my Collage Art Pinterest Board.
3. Famous Artists
Learn art history as you meet the masters and create art inspired by their well-known works. If you teach this class, you could choose to focus on a few artists (spending multiple weeks on each one), or you could choose a different artist for each week.
4. Process Art for Preschool
I taught a Let's Make a Mess preschool art class pre-Pinterest. It was so fun. Super messy but super fun. If your personality can handle paint splattering, shaving cream flying through the air, along with glitter raining down into your hair, you really should give this one a go. Process art is the best!
5. Story Art: Connecting Art and Literature
Do you love picture books? Reading aloud to children? Art projects? All of the above? This is the class for you! Read a great book and then create a masterpiece based on the illustrations or story. This board has gobs and gobs of ideas for you.