EDUO 9840: Teaching Art to Children: Giving Teachers the Tools to Teach Fine Art

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Course Introduction

Welcome to Teaching Art to Children. This course is designed to help classroom teachers give hands-on fine art lessons to their students. The intent is to give participants the skills to teach and impart to their students a love and understanding of the art produced by modern artists of the western world.
Required books for this class: (you will need access to these two)

  • The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola; Putnam & Grosset
  • Abuela by Arthur Dorros; Trumpet Club

Suggested books: You will find lots of wonderful books recommended throughout the course. Many of these delightful books may be available at your library. I have purchased many of my books from Amazon used at a very good price.

Grading Rubric

Exemplary Acceptable Unacceptable
Met and Exceeds
Expectations A+ to A
Meets Expectations B+
to B
Needs Improvement, Must
be resubmitted
Reflective, thoughtful ideas
relevant to the assignment are
clearly presented
Assignments present some
relevant ideas and connections
to the assignment
Few relevant ideas connected to
the assignment, some ideas
Very well organized Is generally well organized Shows little organization
Obvious attention to effort,
detail and neatness
Some effort, attention to detail
and neatness
Lack of effort, attention to detail
and neatness
Artist’s style clearly evident Some elements of artist’s style
Lacking evidence of artist’s style

Note: The instructor intends for you to create art in the style of the given artists, however, there is room for individual expression.

All materials in this section are for you to keep

Section 1 – a teaching outline showing the relationship between the online forum entries, the art activities, the readings and websites.

Section 2– Instructions for the Art Activities

Section 3 –Appendix and other helpful information

a) Glossary
b) Color terms
c) Art vocabulary
d) Bibliography

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Terry Joyce

B.A., Credential

K-8 Public Schools; Migrant Education, Bilingual Language, Language Development Specialist Certificate, Adult Education, Art.

Passionate about every child experiencing Fine Art and helping teachers feel confidence and joy in teaching it; working with migrants and refugees: teaching ESL; painting.

Personal interests: painting, drawing, languages.