“Art is too important not to teach.”
Kellybagdanov.com has been a blog for over a decade. We have a great archive of blog posts on topics ranging from parenting to homeschooling to art history.
Currently, we are developing an Art History curriculum that fills a critical gap for teachers. The curriculum is called the Grand Tour, and like the name’s inspiration, it is a tour of art through the ages. While an elective subject, that doesn’t imply art history should be optional. Any quality education aids students in connecting dots, figuring out how all of the information being learned fits together. The Grand Tour fills a need for studies that unify diverse areas knowledge. Art combines the foundational disciplines of history, philosophy, math, science, language, religion, and politics into a cohesive whole. Fun, accessible to all ages and learning styles, art history even addresses the needs of those with learning disabilities.
In other words, Art is too important not to teach!
I hope you’ll stay, read, comment and connect. I’d love to hear from you. Here are a few key articles to get you started.
A good starting place would be this article: The Conversation That is Art: an Introduction to the Study of Art History”
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Finally, if you are not familiar with our curriculum, we invite you to read this brief introduction and overview of the curriculum.
So take a look at the blog, and shop for some products, sign up at the pop up for some free introductory material. Read Kelly’s introduction to Art History blog post and that will give you some direction. Thanks for visiting, stay for a while.
What Makes a Well Rounded Student
Our goal in raising four sons was that they be whole, meaning that we wanted them to thrive mentally, intellectually, physically, relationally...in every way. Our values in education were to make sure they stayed curious, engaged, challenged and most of all that they were able to think critically and in an interdisciplinary way. We wanted them to be able to connect the dots both intellectually and in their living.