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Art Education

Course NumberART 113
Lab Hours45
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisites: READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 3. Develops the ability to stimulate children's creative interests. Acquaints the student with a variety of teaching methods and materials appropriate to child development. (45-45)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate development of creative abilities through personal involvement in art experiences.
  1. Observe and differentiate between the perceptual processes (highlighting the aesthetics of beauty) resulting in the completion of a 2-dimensional and/or 3-dimensional art project expressed in the form of crayon resist, photo montage, and/or clay.
  2. Complete projects aimed at specific qualities and functions of different creative mediums such as pencil, chalk, and photo images.
  3. Complete design projects which exhibit the appreciation of color theory, positive-negative shapes, basic shapes, rhythm, abreaction, realism, and non-objective.
  4. Exhibit successful sensitivity, handling and craftsmanship of each medium utilized in the projects.

Relate classroom art experiences to elementary teaching situations.
  1. Verbalize in classroom discussion principles and philosophy of art in education, teaching situations, and school curricula.
  2. Target specific art projects, for example, the creation, design, authorship, and completion of a children's book assigned during the semester to the appropriate child growth and development stages in elementary education schools.
  3. Participate in discussion and self-discovery regarding practical problem solving in the classroom, methods of teaching, handling of supplies and materials.

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