We are studying Art from the Master's. We are using Get into Art Places and Draw, Print Paint Like the Great Artists. Reviews will be forth-coming on both of these books.
I teach them about Cubism and then issue a challenge. I set forth the challenge as written in the book and provide them lots of examples of cubism and then say "GO". and you know what... they eagerly go and it all comes out differently.
Check it out.
I do at least. I hated when I was in school being taught a way to do art and EVERYONE had to do exactly the same piece of work. I can understand that it's easiest to do it that way in a large classroom, but doing things differently allows for children to inspire each other, to dare to be different, or to follow a friends thought patterns.
Create! It's a fun part of life and shows how we can be the same, and yet rather different from each other. It's a good thing eh?