Art & Academics: 7th Graders Learn to Draw with You Tube Videos
We have been posting a Young Rembrandts’ How to Draw video, every week for a couple of months now. Based on the response we are getting, it seems parents are enjoying learning to draw as much as their kids. And it seems our videos are also good for kids of all ages. Check out the story I got from a teacher in California:
“I am a 7th grade teacher in southern California. We start each day with a zero period silent reading class that I also use as a math intervention session for my students who struggle with math. It is a great way to start the school day: students read or work in small math groups, while others can visit helpful math websites on their netbooks. The last two weeks of the school year are challenging because all library books and netbooks must be returned. Every year I look for worthwhile and engaging activities for my students to do in this early morning period. This year I discovered a wonderful resource – YouTube drawing lessons by Young Rembrandts.
The drawing lessons are engaging and highly enjoyed by the students; but the students are learning at the same time! The video lessons require them to follow directions, sequence the steps, and consider the proportions while drawing each part of the figure. Because our current education focus is on literacy and math, my students have very few opportunities to experience the arts. I hope Young Rembrandts continues to post more videos!”
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Founder and CEO of Young Rembrandts and Author of Being Visual