Teaching Art: A Complete Guide for the Classroom

Teaching Art: A Complete Guide for the Classroom

by Rhian Brynjolson



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Teaching Art: A Complete Guide for the Classroom by Rhian Brynjolson

LEVEL: For grades preK–8 Teaching Art: A Complete Guide for the Classroom is an accessible and clearly written guide for integrating visual art into classroom practice. Revised and expanded from the author’s previous bestselling resource, Art & Illustration, Teaching Art incorporates new developments in art education. Throughout the book, you will find suggestions for extending and adapting art exercises to meet the needs of both your students and the curriculum. This new edition includes: ?how to set up an art-friendly classroom ?how to teach drawing skills ?how to integrate art with core curricula ?how to use art and illustration as a companion to writing ?a chapter on art and assessment ?the basic art elements and principles ?colour mixing and colour theory ?strategies to encourage creativity and problem solving ?new chapters on sculpture, photography, video, multimedia, installation, and performance art ?featured artists and art teachers who share their best practices ?updated list of picture books, including several new children's books and illustrator ...and much more! Teaching Art is written for classroom teachers, art education specialists, childcare workers, artists working in schools, parents who home-school their children, and school administrators. It can also be used as a university textbook for Education students. The book provides a framework for teaching art in a way that is integrated with regular classroom practice and mindful of current art curriculum outcomes. Although the book focuses on art for primary and middle-school students from pre-school to grade eight, Teaching Art is also useful to art specialists at the high-school level who are looking for new strategies or project ideas to add to their established secondary programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781553791959
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Publication date: 02/08/2010
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 1 - 12 Years

About the Author

Rhian Brynjolson is a teacher, visual artist, and award-winning illustrator of children’s books. Rhian spent many years working in classrooms through an artist-in-the-schools program, and now teaches art and integrated curriculum in an inner-city high school in Winnipeg, Canada. Rhian has taught a variety of workshops to artists, teachers, and students. She also collaborated on developing a new arts curriculum for Manitoba schools. Her experiences have given her a unique perspective on using the creative process to guide student learning.

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