Helping Your Child Succeed in Art

Parents are the first and most important teachers in their child’s life. What is done at home impacts a child’s success at school.  This is true not only for reading, math, science, and social studies but for the arts as well.

Here are some tips for helping your child succeed:

  • Monitor your child’s grades in PowerSchool.

  • Ask your child what they are doing and learning about in art class.

  • Make sure your child attends art class regularly.  If your child misses an art class, he or she misses a significant amount of instruction.

  • Please encourage your child always to give their best effort and participate during class.

  • Encourage your child to pay attention in class.

  • Create and discuss art at home.  

  • Visit art related events with your child.  

Helpful Websites for Further Art Exploration

Native American Technology and Art

National Museum of the American Indian

Milwaukee Public Museum- Indian Country

Sites for Creating

Art Pad


Jackson Pollock Painting

National Gallery of Art Kid Zone


Keith Haring Coloring

Sites for Art Games

Getty Games

Indianapolis Children’s Museum


Albright Knox Art Gallery Games

Mr. Picassohead

Additional Websites for Information

Craft In America

Art Junction

Carnegie Museum of Art

First Center for the Visual Arts

Smithsonian Kids

Art Encyclopedia