Monday, February 1, 2010
What Is My Philosophy On Art Education?
Through the elementary art program students learn to handle varied art materials and the techniques to express themselves with these materials. In the younger elementary grades, freedom of exploration is encouraged and in the later elementary grades the methodologies of art and drawing are emphasized. Throughout the elementary art program, appropriate usage of the vocabulary of the artist is stressed and practiced during art sessions.
Art is a personal voyage of self discovery. Students learn by being presented with challenging artistic problems they will solve in their own unique way. They will be provided with examples of the professional artist's work as well as examples of student work to make choices about their own individual solution to the problems presented. The older elementary students begin to confront challenges of the adult artist: rendering objects in the third dimension, perspective, and shading.
What a better way to learn about famous artists than in the art classroom with a hands on experience immersed in loads of fun! How would you like to create a Mona "ME"sa self-portrait in the style of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci? What about a turkey in the Pablo Picasso style around Thanksgiving? All of the elements and principles of design are taught through lessons using famous artists from all over the world. This is definitely a way-super-cool concept that has been enjoyed by all of our faculty, family and students!
I believe that not all students learn the same thing on the same day in the same way! So, it is my job to help guide / coach them through the world of art and hopefully they will learn to love it as much as I do! My class is like traveling abroad, so ya better keep your passports current, because you never know where my art class might take you!!!! There ya have it....#1969's Art Education Philosophy!