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ART-226-20, Two Dim Media & Tech/Elem&Sec (FA14)

INSTRUCTOR: Elizabeth Grimaldis

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Semester/Saturdays/8:30-11:15 AM, 09/06/2014-12/13/2014

CONTENT:

The four Visual Art Outcomes: Perceiving and Responding,

Historical, Cultural and Social Context, Creative Expression and Production and Aesthetics and Criticism will be used to guide instructional experiences. Artistic references, sample strategies linked to creative expression and problem solving will be presented. Elements and Principles of Design as related to drawing and painting, simple printmaking, and graphics will be core to the production of art forms.  

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

During these sessions, participants will:

1. Identify and utilize two-dimensional media and techniques appropriate to teaching art K-12.

2. Become proficient in the use of instructional techniques of two-dimensional art materials.

3. Plan learning strategies for two-dimensional media use on the elementary and secondary levels.

4. Define and practice safety procedures using equipment and tools found in the elementary and secondary schools.

5. Review the Fine Arts Essential Learner Outcomes and Indicators produced by the Maryland State Department of Education and use the information related to teaching two-dimensional media.

METHODS:

Lecture, demonstration, peer sharing, discussion, hands-on art experiences and one museum field trip.

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

-Attend class. Absences or consistent lateness will lower course grade.

-Assignments: Assignments will be given to develop personal skills as students explore processes and concepts related to two-dimensional media. Students will be expected to keep a notebook which will include instructional handouts, research assignments on major artists, and past and present art styles and techniques. A presentation of completed two-dimensional assignments, and note book will take the place of a mid-term and final exam.

GRADING POLICIES/COURSE EXPECTATIONS:

-Evaluation criteria-Attendance and participation in class discussion 25%.

-Assignments: Art production, research papers and notebook in a final presentation 75%.

-Snow policy: the content of one postponed session will be incorporated into the remaining scheduled sessions, if possible.

-Absence: NDM policy

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS: 

None

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS: 

Exploring Visual Design

The Elements and Principles

Teacher’s Edition C.2000

Davis Publication’s, Inc.

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

ARTTALK

Rosalind Ragans

Teacher’s Edition C.2000

Glencoe/McGraw Hill, Inc.

Woodland Hills, California, USA

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

None.

NOTE: Basic supplies will be provided. Additional supplies to complete some projects will be the responsibility of the student.