Art is communication. It came before written language as a form of communicating and preserving cultural and historical knowledge. Through art students acquire deeper learning techniques and understanding of the world they live in both past and present. Higher-order thinking stills are taught as pieces of art are investigated and inferences are made from the concrete to the abstract. Students engage in the practice of imagining and investigating expanding their circle of knowledge. Construction allows students to engage in skills practice as well as personal creative realization. And besides that, art is fun and children need it.
The class will target K-6 teachers. Students will read, write, investigate, and create as they learn about and practice the elements of art. There are three mandatory texts and four recommended texts. The mandatory texts are:
The recommended books are:
Students will need the following basic materials: Pencil, scissors, glue or glue stick, ruler, crayons, watercolor paint box, drawing chalks, and oil pastels, paper (construction and/or heavy drawing).
Additional materials may be needed depending on activities selected.
Instructor: Terry Joyce