Welcome to EduArt 4 Kids

I wish I could say, just hang out my site here and I will make sure that your child will turn into the next Picasso or Michelangelo .

But, I can’t.

I don’t even think I could promise  that if I was an artist, which I’m not.

But, I  teach art and I can teach you how to teach your child how to do art, even if you have no art background.

If you’re a parent you’re lucky  because this way you get  years to work with your children as opposed to teachers who get one year.

Art means lots of different things to different people.

To some it means art museums, to others it means awful childhood experiences with failure.

To start our discussion I’d like to invite you to enter your name and email below so you can get my free guide that will introduce you to what I think is a most important concept in setting children up for success in art as early as possible.

I know there are many, many  sites about crafts and art out there (there is a difference between crafts and art  which you’ll learn about when you get my guide) and some are great sites while others are ehh!!

I however, am on a mission. On a mission  guide you on a journey of giving your children an art education, helping their confidence grow, raising their self esteem, make them better learners, and having fun all through art.

You see, I’ve learned that you don’t need an art background to teach kids art.  You can be an  “art enabler”  which is what I was for a while. It was only recently that I morphed into an art teacher.

I’m still not at the level that I can teach complicated art skills and when your children get really good and want to learn more about 2 point and 3 point  perspective, shading and more complicated  techniques then its time for REAL art classes.(Or you can watch some of the hundreds of you tube videos there are with art lessons)

Meet the team: That’s me….

image with round frame

…so far.

My name is Faigie Kobre . (hard g)

I’ve been married 30 years (same guy) have 6 children and a bunch of grandchildren. I live in NY (not far from Kennedy airport)  and live in an Observant Jewish community. (more about that at Mama Smiles blog).

I have a Masters in Early Childhood Education from the Bank Street College of Education, spent years as an early childhood teacher and then director. I also spent 25 years as a high end portrait photographer. (Don’t try guessing how old I am)

Below is a collage  of some of my past portrait work.

Collage

Now I’m an art teacher and an art blogger.

I had started this blog as an outgrowth of my early childhood teaching and directing experiences and realized that I needed to be doing more art in order to blog about it.

As a result I started art classes in my home, got a job as an art teacher in a new school and the latest development now is that I will be teaching a college level art class in a new program starting nearby in the Fall. (I am really excited about that). We also have an art camp in our house every Summer.

What I believe:

I believe that good art, art that is age appropriate and developmentally appropriate  is not only fun, fulfilling and creative but,  it also is a conduit to children developing good self esteems and become better learners.

To see how that works get the guide below.

I believe that I can help you give your children the best art experiences from process only art to a real art education without you having an artistic ability at all.

I think that everyone can be good in art, it just has to be nurtured and if you have your own bad art experiences than hang out a bit here so you can learn how not to give those over to your children.

Follow along: Really!!!

So come join me in the places I hang out to get more great art.

The sites I am most active on are Facebook /Pinterest/ and my new channel at  You Tube.

I’d love to connect with you so if you like, follow and subscribe that would be a  great way to keep in touch.

If you download my free guide below you’ll also be subscribed to my email art updates which will come straight to your inbox.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey of learning all kinds of great art things that you can do with your own kids (or students) and hopefully they will develop the confidence in art and themselves so important to be a successful learner in school (or at home)today.

And it may inspire you on your own journey as well as  when I grow up I also want to be an artist.

 I would love to hear from you on this page or on any other page. You can reach me at this contact me page, or you can email me at faigie@eduart4kids.com

I would especially love to hear of your own past experiences with art that you feel shaped how you relate to art today.

Thanks for visiting

Faigie

www.eduart4kids.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.+Faigie Kobre 

13 Responses to About

  1. Hi Faigie! I also write an art and creativity blog and was just reading yours this morning – I love your ideas! We are so similar in the way we think about art. I also see you have a Discount School Supply link on your lefthand column. I work for that company out of Southern California. Where do you work? I would love to meet you sometime at an NAEYC conference or other event. Thank you for your wonderful ideas. Anna Reyner

  2. Hi Anna,
    Thanks so much for your comment.
    I am actually not working in education right now even though I do run a summer art camp with my older daughters. I haven’t been that involved with organizations even though I used to read the magazine from naeyc years ago (was that Young Children? or something similar)The funny think is that since I started working more on my blog I started following a bunch of art related and early childhood blogs and when I clicked on your link in my comment I realized that you were one of the blogs I started following. I would love to get back into early childhood somehow if it’s not full time and I probably should come to one of these conferences as well. If you have any plans to be in NY at all, send me an email and maybe we can get together. Thanks so much.

  3. Hi Fagie!
    We have so much in common! I also have (bli ayin hara) 6 kids and 2 granddaughters and I have been teaching for over 20 years and earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and now I teach Methodology at Ohel Sara Seminary (LA Chabad Seminary) here in LA. I came across your blog while trying to get ideas for my students about Reading Readiness Skills. You have great ideas!!!

  4. Oh that is really funny. That was something I wrote on hub pages years ago and I guess it linked to my site. Thanks

  5. I just wanted to let you know how much I’m enjoying this site! I love the really creative ideas and the little tidbits of educational philosophy that are mixed in. I can’t wait to try a bunch of these projects with my 15-month old.

  6. Hi Faige! What an amazing find- your blog! I did a search for collage for kids for our multi-age homeschool meetup in Beit Shemesh, Israel. I am a trained art therapist and I LOVE your outlook on art- “enabler” I give art chugim for kids and seniors, and I totally hold by that definition. I will definitely be stopping in here!
    all the best!
    Shoshana

  7. Thanks so much Shoshana. I love hearing how people find me and am so happy that you like what you found here. Good luck with the rocket fire. we are all praying for you guys here.

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