Teaching Art to Children
Course #: EDUC_713X
Semester Credits: 3
Whether you're wondering for the first time what art concepts your students should experience or you are a teacher with years of practice looking for new ideas, you will find this course inspiring and comprehensive! There is a focus on six basic media: collage, drawing, painting, clay, printmaking, and construction. Practical consideration is given to all facets of a teacher's responsibility, such as how to introduce each material; what supplies are best; how a classroom can be set up to support children's explorations; and how teachers can ask open-ended questions to stimulate personal and meaningful expression. In addition, the 7 elements of art will also be explored (line, shape, color, value, texture, form and space). (Although this course is geared to elementary teachers, middle and high school teachers interested in incorporating art into various subjects, will also benefit.)
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Art History and Appreciation for the Classroom
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