About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Teaching Art in the Primary Grades by Jerry E. Twitchell: Review & Giveaway

About the Book

Book: Teaching Art
Author: Jerry E. Twitchell
Genre: Nonfiction  EDUCATION/Teaching Methods & Materials/Arts & Humanities
Release Date: February 20, 2019

As Simple as 1-2-3 Everything needed to structure and teach an effective art program for grades one to three is made simple for the home-school parent or teacher.

This step-by-step process for teaching art is perfect for home-school teachers or parents with limited art skills or time to create their own programs. This system of insight, responses to judgments, ideas, and feelings aligns with public school and state visual arts requirements.

Teaching Art in the Primary Grades is designed to foster lifelong interest in the arts, provide a gauge of what can be expected of children at various ages and grade levels, and present a baseline for measuring growth and skill.

Lesson plans with goals, objects, time frames, techniques, steps, illustrated examples, and assessment of growth are included.

Click here to get your copy.  


I am thrilled with this new book from Jerry E. Twitchell. I possess no art talent of my own but my five year old granddaughter enjoys drawing and I am hoping that this will be a way for me to spend quality time with her and to create special memories. The author is a retired art and history instructor and in this book he has given home-school parents and teachers a structured plan to teach students in grades 1-3. There are units for each grade level and lesson plans that include the goals, the instructions, and the materials needed. These lessons are extremely helpful and I believe that even a novice such as I will be able to complete some of them with my granddaugher. This is a big book filled with information and illustrations and I am impressed that there are over 125 pages devoted to the first grade alone! Some of these first projects include coloring, painting, making valentines and puppets, paper tearing, and incorporating shapes into an art project.

Twitchell has created a great resource for anyone who wants to encourage art and creativity and I recommend Teaching Art in the Primary Grades to both homeschool parents and anyone else who has young children in their lives.

I received a complimentary copy from the author and Celebrate Lit. These are my own opinions.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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About the Author

Jerry E. Twitchell, DEd, is a retired educational administrator and art and history instructor. With over thirty years of experience as a teacher and principal, Jerry has nurtured primary through secondary students to experience the excitement of art. In his work with parents, teachers, and especially children, he has sought to bring to life a love and passion for art.  

More from Jerry

Ever since I was young, I have always loved art.  It was only natural for me to be teaching and sharing the love of art to young people. Over the years, a number of parents, students and fellow teachers and administrators suggested that I should write a book about teaching art, particularly to the emerging beginning artist.  This would hopefully help them gain confidence in themselves in return would flow into their reading and writing subjects. After retiring, pondering and headaches, I started putting it together and throwing around ideas to myself on what should be included and “Wala”…..here it is.

Blog Stops

Mary Hake, September 12
A Baker’s Perspective, September 13 (Author Interview)
Kathy Anderson, September 14
Vicky Sluiter, September 15
Lis Loves Reading, September 16
Creating Romance, September 17
janicesbookreviews, September 18
Texas Book-aholic, September 19
Quiet Workings, September 19
A Reader’s Brain, September 20
Older & Smarter?, September 21
Inklings and notions , September 22
The Artist Librarian, September 23
For Him and My Family, September 24
Beck To Basics, September 24


To celebrate his tour, Jerry is giving away Gift basket with Basic art Supplies, Stack Card and a Athabascan People of The North coloring book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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