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This comprehensive resource provides practical information, proven management tips, and over 100 specially selected art projects to help new and veteran K-8 art teachers implement an effective art education program and make art appreciation and activities fun. For easy use, materials are printed in a big 8 ¼" x 11" format with lay-flat binding for photocopying of various management aids and student project handouts, and organized into two main parts. Part 1, The Art Program, offers tested guidelines and reproducible tools for building and managing the program. Part 2, The Art Curriculum, presents 102 exciting art projects organized by medium into nine units: (1) Exploring the Elements & Principles of Design, (2) Paper, (3) Painting, (4) Drawing with Pencil, Pastels, Crayons & Markers, (5) Painting, (6) Printmaking, (7) Three-Dimensional Design, (8) Architecture, and (9) Technology: Computer, Photography, Video.
About the Author
Helen D. Hume taught art for more than 30 years in St. Louis, Missouri, and is currently a teacher-trainer for elementary art teachers and a board member of the St. Louis Artists' Guild. She is the author of The Art Teacher's Book of Lists, American Art Appreciation Activities Kit, Art History & Appreciation Activities Kit, and A Survival Kit for the Secondary Art Teacher, all published by Prentice Hall and The Center for Applied Research in Education.
Table of Contents
About the Author.
About This Book.
Part I: The Art Program.
Section 1: Managing the Art Program.
Why We Teach Art.
What We Teach.
Topics We Teach.
How We Teach.
Tips on Writing Art Lesson Plans.
Art Lesson Plan (Example).
Who We Teach.
Where We Teach.
Thoughts on Teaching Art.
Those With Whom We Teach: Staff Relationships.
Parent and Community Relations.
What Children Should Know and Be Able to Do.
Tips on Safety.
Tips on Adaptations in Art for the Student with Disabilities.
Tips on Photographing Artwork.
Tips on Creating Art Bulletin Boards.
Tips on Matting Student Work.
Tips for the Substitute Art Teacher.
Section 2: Making Art History and Appreciation Fun.
Using Art Reproductions.
Art Activities with Postcards.
Purchased Educational Games.
Talking About Art: A Gallery Experience.
Writing about Art.
Project 1. Write Illustrate a Myth (Watercolor crayons).
Project 2. Geometry and Renaissance Art (Tissue paper, polymer medium, and marker).
Project 3. In the Manner of Artistic Interpretation (Drawing paper, medium optional).
Artists and Their Subjects (Handout).
Part II: The Art Curriculum.
Unit I: Exploring the Elements and Principles of Design.
Project 1-1. Three People (Marker).
Project 1-2. Personal Rainbow Color Wheel (Tempera).
Project 1-3. Costumes and Colors (Watercolor).
Project 1-4. The Old House (Watercolor).
Project 1-5. Collage Cityscape (Corrugated cardboard collage).
Project 1-6. Geometric Cut-Out Animals (Collage).
Project 1-7. Mexican Sun (Colored pencil or crayon).
Project 1-8 (Aboriginal Dreamings (Tempera).
Aboriginal Symbols (Handout).
Project 1-9. "Sell Your Product Poster" (Cut-paper, poster paint, or marker).
Project 1-10. Making the Small Monumental (Pastel).
Bas-Relief Paper Sculpture (Handout).
Project 1-11. Black and White Make It Right (Black and White Construction Paper).
Project 1-12. Leaf It to Me (Watercolor or tempera).
Unit 2: Paper.
Paper Manipulation (Handout).
Project 2-1. Portrait Heads in Paper (Paper manipulation and paper cutting).
Project 2-2. Handmade Paper.
Project 2-2. Marbleized Paper (Acrylic paint).
Project 2-4. Flower Garden (Fadeless paper).
Project 2-5. Waxed Collage (Mixed media, wax coated).
Project 2-6. Wearing Blankets (Woven construction paper).
Project 2-7. Story Quilt (Construction paper collage).
Project 2-8. Pop-Up Greeting Cards (Paper).
Project 2-9. The Art Book, an Accordion-folded Pop-Up (Mixed media).
Project 2-10. The Shaped Book (Construction paper).
Unit 3: Drawing with Pencil, Pastels, Crayons, Markers.
Project 3-1. The Bestiary; Animal Drawings (Latex house paint and colored pencil).
Other Classifications of Animals (Handout).
Project 3-2. Signing Alphabet, Drawing the Hand (Pencil and colored pencil).
Signing Alphabet (Handout).
Pastels and Crayons.
Project 3-3. Still Life (Oil pastel resist with fluorescent markers).
Project 3-4. Pueblo (Edge stencils with pastel).
Project 3-5. The "Wild Beasts" (the Fauves) (Roofing paper, glue, oil, pastels).
Project 3-6. Hidden Birds (Crayon etching, ink over crayon or oil pastel).
Project 3-7. I Saw a Ship Come Sailing In (Chalk and crayon transfer).
Project 3-8. Stuffed Paper Fish (Overwriter markers).
Project 3-9. Tessellations (Marker).
Project 3-10. The Face of a Leader (Ballpoint pen or fine line marker).
Project 3-11. I Can Draw a Straight Line (Nature drawings with fine line marker and ruler).
Project 3-12. Piasa Bird (Thunderbird) (Marker).
Native American Bird and Animal Symbols (Handout).
Project 3-13. Postcard Art-Put It in the Mail (Mixed media-black marker, ink, watercolor).
Project 3-14. Folded Tissue Designs (Watercolor marker).
Lines and Patterns (Handout).
Unit 4: Painting.
Simplifying the Process.
Tempera and Acrylic.
Project 4-1. Enlarge a Masterpiece (Tempera).
Project 4-2. Open the Door! (Tempera/ink resist).
Project 4-3. Legs, Wings, Claws, and Antennae (Tempera).
Project 4-4. Winter Whites, Animals of the Far North and South (Tempera).
Project 4-5. Tablita (Cardboard, tempera).
Project 4-6. The Mysterious Jungle (Acrylic or tempera).
Project 4-7. How Does Your Garden Grow? (Three layers of plastic).
Project 4-8. Mock Airbrush "Space" Painting (Acrylic).
Project 4-9. Watercolor Chart (Experiments with techniques and media).
Project 4-10. Weaving with the Happy Accident (Weaving with watercolor and mixed media).
Project 4-11. Dressed for Sport, Self-Portrait (Watercolor resist).
Project 4-12. Sunflowers and Irises (Water-soluble Crayons or Payons).
Project 4-13. The Three Perfections: Asian Calligraphy, Poetry, and Painting (Ink on paper).
Project 4-14. Japanese Sumi-e: Seven Shades of Black (Ink and watercolor on paper).
Traditional Japanese Brushstrokes (Handout).
Project 4-15. Fantasy/Surrealistic Art (Mixed media).
Unit 5: Printmaking.
Methods of Printmaking.
Project 5-1. Colorful Tiles (Combination printing with brayers and stamps).
Project 5-2. Relief Prints (Modular designs with lino-cuts).
Project 5-3. Provincetown Prints (Print, watercolor marker).
Project 5-4. Japanese Fish Printing (Ink and watercolor).
Project 5-5. Collagraph.
Project 5-6. The Monotype, in the Manner of Degas (Water-bases ink).
Project 5-7. Three Trees (Drypoint etching on plastic).
Unit 6: Three-Dimensional Design.
Project 6-1. Imagination Station (Construction paper).
Project 6-2. Rolled Paper-Tube Sculpture (Copy paper).
Project 6-3. Geometric Units (Tagboard or chipboard).
Geometric Units (Handout).
Project 6-4 (Three-D Sports Heroes (Railroad board or tablet backing).
Project 6-5. Inuit Carvings with Soap (Soap carving).
Project 6-6. Plaster of Paris Bag Molds (Plaster and plastic bags).
Masks of the World (Handout).
Masks of North America (Handout).
Map of Masks around the World (Handout).
Project 6-7. Symmetrical Paper Masks (Construction paper).
Project 6-8. Plaster gauze masks.
Project 6-9 Aluminum Can Masks (Recycled cans).
Project 6-10. Northwest Coast Repousse Masks (Aluminum tooling foil).
Project 6-11. Cajun Screenwire Masks (Screenwire).
Project 6-12. Papier Mache Masks (Papier mache formed on half gallon milk jugs).
Project 6-13. Walking cane (Papier mache formed on sticks).
Project 6-14. Greek Vase or Chalice (Papier mache formed on soft-drink bottles).
Project 6-15. Mexican Folk Art Animals (Papier mache on aluminum foil armature).
Project 6-16. Scrap-wood Assemblage (Wood scraps and glue).
Unit 7: Ceramics.
Some Considerations for Working with Clay.
Map of Ceramics around the World (Handout).
Tips on Pinch Pot, Coil Building, Slab Building (Handout).
Project 7-1. Double Pinch Pot.
Project 7-2. Coil-Built Face Pots, a Southern Tradition (Clay).
Project 7-3. Ceramic Architectural Birdhouse (Slab method).
Project 7-4. Ceramic mural (Ceramic).
Project 7-5 (Mural, Ceramic, Cement Marbles, Noodles and Glass).
Project 7-6. Aquamanile: Sculptured Clay Animal Pitcher.
Project 7-7. Portrait Heads (Sculpture in clay).
Project 7-8. Bas Relief Family Sculpture (Modeling clay painted on cardboard).
Unit 8: Architecture, The Build Environment.
Research Activities in Architecture.
Art Activities Based on Architecture.
Project 8-1. City Planning (Construction paper, tagboard, milk cartons).
Project 8-2. Everyone is an Architect (Mixed media).
Project 8-3. Victorian Houses (Bleach and oil pastels on dark paper).
Project 8-4. Castle (Watercolor and fine-line water-based marker).
Project 8-5. Façade, the Front Side (Tooling foil repousse).
Project 8-6. In Your Own Little Corner in Your Own Little Room (Pencil perspective drawing).
Project 8-7. Interior Design, My Apartment (Shoeboxes, construction paper).
Project 8-8. Design a Chair (Copy paper boxes, recycled copy paper).
Project 8-9. Paint Your Dream House (Tempera paint mixed with white glue, India ink).
Project 8-10. The Architectural Competition: Making Models (Mixed media).
Unit 9: Technology: Computers, Photography, Video.
Computer art lessons.
Tips for displaying Computer Artwork.
Microsoft Word Sizes and Fonts (Handout).
Project 9-1. Alphabet Soup (Computer project using one letter).
Project 9-2. Graphic Design: A Public Service Flyer (Computer project).
Project 9-3. Computer city (Computer exercise using geometric shapes).
Project 9-4. Radial design.
Photography and Film.
Project 9-5. Line Drawing with a flashlight (Film).
Project 9-6. The Blueprint Photogram (Daylight procedure, no darkroom necessary).
Project 9-7. Video Production (Video camcorder).