Advice for art enrichment for elementary aged kid
My daughter loves art and her preschool was amazing at introducing her to different art styles and mediums, and let her both be creative with the various mediums of art and introduced the kids to famous painters and art styles. She is going to K next year in public school and even though the school is generally good it has no (or very minimal) art program (also no music, but it is less of an issue for me than art). I knew that when I chose public over private and told myself that the public school has a good math and reading program and we will supplement at home any shortcomings the public school will have in terms of the arts and PE, but now I'm at a loss as to how to supplement. We bought a membership to the art museums in SF (de Young and Legion of Honors) and I plan to take her regularly to visit the main collection and the various special exhibitions they have and to discuss the paintings and painters, but I'm not an artistic person and don't know much about it myself (and she gets bored when I try to read the signs to her). Are there any apps, tv shows, websites, etc. that I can show her or use myself to get ideas as to how to present art to her at an age appropriate level so it is interesting and understandable to her? She has an art table at home that is full of various art supplies and spends a lot of time "working" there by creating with paint, pastel, crayons, watercolors, clay, etc but I'm running out of ideas as to cool projects to suggest to her and I know she will miss all the cool stuff she got to do at preschool since the home art table won't make up for it without me guiding her and giving her different projects to work on. Any books or kits or other resources of that type to help with that so I can make her "art time" at home more similar to her art class in preschool. I already considered signing her up to an art class after school but she already has 4 activities she is not willing to give up and I don't want to over schedule an already very busy kid especially at this age. Thanks for any advice and ideas.