This instalment of the home school crash course focuses on the resources we are using to backfill our daughter’s arts education.
When I was in Primary School, art was presented as a field dominated by talent. It was a simple categorisation: You were either born with innate skill or not.
As a kid who struggled to colour within the lines and the only one in their year to never get a ‘pen licence’, I got placed in the ‘without talent’ group almost immediately. As you can imagine, I had a rocky relationship with art classes throughout most of my time at school.
Sadly, when my eldest daughter started school, I discovered that things hadn’t changed. The way art is taught has gotten to the point where it’s now lampooned in memes:
How to Draw a Panda in Four Simple Steps
- Draw two circles.
- Add another two circles.
- Add four ovals.
- Refine with small details.