Elementary Products

Check out Explorations in Art for an exemplary foundation in the visual arts, Creative Minds for innovative K–5 afterschool programs, and Resource Books to inspire teachers and support emerging artists.

Explorations in Art, Kindergarten
Kindergarten

Explorations in Art, Kindergarten

Program by Cathy Weisman Topal

You’ll love teaching Kindergarten with this child-centered, carefully structured program. Experience, along with your students, the delight of discovering materials, developing skills, and inventing new ways to create. Field-tested, effective classroom management techniques are included in each lesson. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, students naturally connect to concepts across the curriculum, from discovering the parts of insects and other animals to thinking about and designing buildings and communities.

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Explorations in Art, Grades 1–6
Grades 1-6

Explorations in Art, Grades 1–6

Elementary Program by Marilyn G. Stewart

Explorations in Art, 1–6, 2nd Edition, is the most comprehensive resource for 1–6 art educators, with learning focused on Big Ideas and Essential Questions; brilliant fine art images from around the globe and across time, including some of the most exciting and innovative 21st century artists; engaging process-based studios; STEAM explorations, and meaningful literacy and STEM connections that complement art instruction. A focus on inquiry, artist as researcher, and choice ensures that students are fully engaged in their learning.

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Creative Minds—Out of School
Grades K-5

Creative Minds—Out of School

Program by Cathy Weisman Topal

Creative Minds—Out of School is an exciting program created to engage K–5 children in high-quality art exploration and art-making in after-school and out-of-school time settings. Each lesson is developed to strengthen arts-based, inquiry-based teaching skills and be easily used by educators, regardless of their previous art experience.

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Reggio Emilia Inspired Books Elementary

Reggio Emilia Inspired Books

The Reggio Emilia approach is a constructivist approach to early learning, with an emphasis on self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environments. It draws on each child’s creativity and emphasizes the importance of touching, moving, listening, and observing, as children react with materials, their classmates, and the adults in their world.

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Resource Books Elementary

Resource Books

Everything you need to teach basic concepts and techniques while nurturing creativity through experimentation, reflection, and exploration.

 

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