How to train art to chil­dren

Panay News - - BUSINESS -  By Rea­dem B. Daliva, BSED English, CAPSU Main

Art i s mak­ing i mages. I t en­ables us to see life as “art” and that is its value. What we see de­pends on what we know. The more per­spec­tive we bring to a par­tic­u­lar work, the more we can see it as rep­re­sent­ing this or that. In art, we can af­ford to say “I know what I like” only if we first know what er are see­ing.

Filipinos are world- class painters. We are proud to have Juan Luna, who was fa­mous for Damian Domingo, Felix Hi­dalgo, Fer­nando Amor­solo, Vic­tor Edades, and “Mae­stro” Vi­cente Manansala. All of them were ar­tis­ti­cally gifted and well-known for their out­stand­ing mas­ter­piece.

Art l ets chil­dren ex­press their thoughts and emo­tions in a cre­ative and pro­duc­tive man­ner. Most teach­ers are aware of the im­por­tance of art in the over­all de­vel­op­ment of our pupils but not all of us know how to teach art to our pupils. There is al­ways the pit­fall of not pro­vid­ing enough stim­u­la­tion or push­ing too hard.

We some­times for­get to in­te­grate art lessons if there are chances.

There is no bet­ter or more cru­cial time for our pupils to learn about art than while they are still young. The fol­low­ing are some sug­ges­tions to guide teach­ers who wish to teach Art ef­fec­tively:

Dur­ing Art lessons, ad­vise your pupils to bring old news­pa­pers to cover their chairs and ta­bles. They


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