Hi, I'm Saroum and I'm the artist and author of Doodle Thinks. I'm a freelance visual artist and I currently home school my children. I enjoy incorporating art, play, reading, quiet time, and creativity into our day. My past teaching experiences include being a high school instructional assistant for students with physical/mental limitations. In addition, I taught a fun after school drawing program at local elementary schools.
I enjoy hands-on learning and guided teaching with lots of reading, while encouraging a love of learning beyond memorization, so that a curiosity for creativity and learning will continue long after a class room or in my case, a home room setting. My approach to creating art resources comes from my experiences as an artist, a homeschooling mom, and an eagerness to keep things simple with little fuss. This relaxed approach is conveyed through my clear, often little to no prep, visually appealing, and engaging resources that will not intimidate your most reluctant learners, but will inspire them to jump right in and create art.
When I hear that children are having fun and creating art with one of my resources, I'm excited and honored to play a minimal part in their artistic journey no matter where they are at in their artistic abilities, and hope that they will continue to explore creating art.
I have a lovely piece of paper tucked behind some watercolor pieces in an album that states that I have a BA in Applied Arts and Sciences, in words that aren't so fancy, a degree in art with a painting emphasis. I continued taking college courses after graduation in child development, digital design, and digital photography. I have been curious about visual art (drawing) since a young child. It was only during my teenage years and taking art classes in high school that I developed an interest in painting. But the majority of my current art interests and directions have been self-taught, learned, and pursued outside of the classroom.
I'm a homemaker and homeschooling momma and completely enjoy guiding my children in their education. As a freelance artist, I try to commit any creative free time towards actually creating art. When time permits, you will find me, sharing some art ideas and resources for young learners at my Doodle Thinks Website at www.doodlethinks.com, sharing some of my creative side projects at my Online Journal at www.artbysaroum.com or randomly pinning at Pinterest, so pin with me on pinterest.
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Geography, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Cooking, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Phonics