Creativity is increasingly considered one of the most important factors for success.
Art is naturally linked to creativity and is an especially easy and fun way to foster children’s creativity. The benefits of art in childhood also include problem-solving abilities, literacy, fine & gross motor skills, connection with others, and a greater understanding of themselves and the world.
It just is.
You know art is an important way to foster your children’s creativity, but life is just so darned busy.
You’ve been pinning boards full of art activities to do with the kids someday, but when? And how? Just getting started seems overwhelming!
With video classes, you can easily introduce kids to art activities and techniques at home, even if you don’t consider yourself creative. Video is a powerful and inspiring way to learn (no matter your child’s learning style). Unfortunately, YouTube is a hot mess of content and ads, and most online instruction is aimed at adults.
Designed by Jean Van't Hul, founder of The Artful Parent and author of two award-winning books on children's art and creativity, the KIDS ART SPOT will help you foster your children’s creativity through simple and fun art activities you can do at home.
With my video art classes, I come into your home and walk you and your kids through engaging art activities virtually. Let them get creative while you get dinner ready---OR sit down and enjoy the art activity together with your child!
You will no longer feel like you have to learn everything yourself first or drive your kids to yet another expensive and time-consuming class.
My KIDS ART SPOT makes it easy for you to foster creativity at home, provide fun activities, and rock at parenting. Your kids will feel proud and so will you. It’s a win, win for everyone.
Besides the enticing library of video art classes to choose from (with new ones added each week!), the KIDS ART SPOT membership includes a library of drawing prompts and printables, with new ones added regularly.
Access a library of video art classes with new episodes added each week and printable material checklists for each activity. Choose from videos on drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, crafts, and more.
A library of drawing prompts for kids to inspire creativity in drawing and thinking, with new ones added each week. Print out one or more drawing prompts to offer your kids at home, while traveling, or to occupy time at restaurants and waiting rooms.
A library of printable art activity sheets to make art easy. These printables have everything you need to know to do an art activity on one attractive sheet.
Ideas and guidelines for simple art invitations that parents can set up for their kids to inspire art-making, offer a new material, or introduce a new technique
Access to a library of themed video art classes, drawing prompts, and printable activity sheets added every holiday or season (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Valentine's Day, Easter, and more!)
Our new App for your IOS or Android tablet or phone makes it extra easy to access the videos and other materials inside the KIDS ART SPOT.
My daughter did the art activities on her own or with a friend, with little intervention from me. I was surprised by how useful it was for the kids to watch a video tutorial.
We don't use many screens at home, especially when friends are over. And I generally have plenty of craft materials available for kids and our little art nook devoted to doing art. So, when I saw the process, I was surprised that I liked it so much.
The activities you chose were such that after the kids learned the technique, they wanted to try more and more ideas using the same technique. Also, the draw of "watching" a video enticed the friends who were over.
- Emma Drake
We are super happy we are part of the Kids Art Club! I love how easy it is to find something quickly to do with my daughter! - Jaime Griffin
I find most value in the videos. My children can’t read well yet so it’s liberating for them to be able to collect the materials and do the activity after watching the videos. I also like the tips for how to differentiate the activity at the end of the videos.
We watched the video about making art with washi tape and then the kids made their own pieces of art. They were inspired by the face shown in the video and enjoyed making their own faces! It was a great activity, and the video was helpful for the kids to get started independently. I didn’t have to do anything, just gave them the tape and paper. - Jaclyn Bentley
We are enjoying this program! We are in a busy season of life and my oldest is a self starter. We are hoping to continue to carve out space for more activities and make the tweaks needed in our household to get the most out of our membership. Thank you for creating this space. - Katie Redington
I am thrilled to be a part of a club created for families to enjoy making and learning about art together. I homeschool my children and use many of your resources to help enrich their lives with art and creativity. - Emily Yancer Watson
The KIDS ART SPOT is created for preschoolers through tweens. Younger and older children can join in for the art fun, but we had kids aged 3 through 12 in mind when creating many of the activities and videos. That said, there will be some activities that are better suited to older children and some that will appeal more to younger ones.
There will be a materials list for each activity, so you and your children can identify the materials you need ahead of time. Most of the art activities use a few widely available art supplies and household ingredients. You probably have many of the materials already! Some activities, may call for materials that you don’t already have on hand, such as contact paper, shaving cream, or liquid watercolors. In that case you can choose to buy them, use an alternative, or find another activity from the KIDS ART SPOT library. All materials should be easy to find at a local supermarket or craft store.
It depends on the activity, the child, and the family! The kids' art videos are set up so that a school-aged child could do them primarily on his or her own. You could also do some of the activities together with your child the first time (an excellent way to connect through creativity!) and then let them explore the art activity on their own in the future, once they have the knowledge and confidence from trying it once.
I hear you! Art can be messy. But so can childhood and life in general. I help you and your family minimize the art messes as much as possible. In our kids art videos, we have a section called Set Up for Success, after we Gather our Materials and before we start to create. A big part of setting up for success is making sure we protect our work surface and set up properly. I’ve had years of experience doing these activities with my own kids and in art groups, so I can help you maximize the fun while making the clean up as stress-free as possible. Sometimes this means using a tray or art mat, sometimes it means covering the entire table with a waterproof tablecloth (you can pick up a cheap plastic one for a dollar or two and reuse it many times).
The KIDS ART SPOT membership is set up to make it easier for your family to do fun art activities at home and to foster your children’s creativity.
As members, your family will be able to log in to the KIDS ART SPOT site anytime and have immediate access to a range of inspiring activities to get your family making art and having fun. You can choose from a range of Kids Art Videos to watch and create alongside me. You can print a variety of creativity-inspiring Drawing Prompts to use at home or on the go. You can set up one of the Simple Art Invitations for your kids.
With your membership in the KIDS ART SPOT, you’ll receive unlimited access to an ever growing collection of kids art videos, drawing prompts, art activity printables, art invitation ideas, and an App.
The KIDS ART SPOT membership is $14.99 a month.
Alternately, sign up for a one-year membership for $119.99 (which is like getting 4 months for free!). Note: this version is not recurring. We'll send you a reminder asking if you would like to sign up again.
You can all use the family’s membership together! Your family only needs one membership.
Jean, the founder of The Artful Parent, has years of experience doing art with kids, and she has created specially curated content to foster creativity and open-ended exploration. You can feel 100% safe with your kids exploring the KIDS ART SPOT knowing that everything they find, watch, and download is especially made for them. No weird ads, no “watch this next”, no strange rabbit holes of content. Just high quality, Artful Parent content that encourages high quality art experiences for your family.
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