I am a former art gallery and museum curator from the UK with many years experience educating children and adults about art. Since moving to Vienna (Austria) I have been teaching art to preschool and primary school children aged between three and ten.
My aim is to encourage them to be creative and experiment with their own ideas while learning new skills and experimenting with all sorts of materials and techniques. Art is a wonderful way for children to express themselves and grow in confidence, and I try to provide art projects that are exciting as well as educational, tailored to the children’s interests and motor skills at their particular stage of development.
The ‘experience’ of handling paint, glue or clay, is far more important than the final product, but that does not mean that the children’s artworks are not beautiful in their own right. It is wonderful to watch a child drawing with unconstrained freedom – they bring such enthusiasm, imagination and energy to their art. I am always amazed and inspired by the children’s creations and I feel that they deserve to be seen by as many people as possible.
I hope you are inspired too!
SHARING MY PROJECTS (a note to fellow bloggers)
I find lots of inspiration from other art teachers’ blogs, and I hope this site will also spark ideas for your own creative projects. If you are inspired to try out any of the art projects from Hannah’s Art Club, I’d love to see the results. Please link back to my original project post using the permalink (the specific URL which is displayed in the browser bar when viewing the post. For example, the permalink for this page is https://hannahsartclub.wordpress.com/about/). However, please do not copy and paste my own images or text onto your site without prior permission. I also welcome your pingbacks, trackbacks and comments, which can be submitted at the end of each post.