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ART-227-20, Three Dimensional Media & Tech/Elem & Sec (SP13)

INSTRUCTOR: Elizabeth Grimaldis

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: SEM/Saturday/8:30 – 11:15 a.m., 02/02/2013-05/11/2013

CONTENT:

This course will explore three dimensional media and processes; planning, safety and instructional strategies for use in elementary and secondary schools. Works by major artists will be analyzed and discussed along with the relationships between past and present styles and techniques. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

-To identify and utilize three dimensional media and techniques appropriate to teaching elementary level students.

-To identify and use three dimensional media and techniques appropriate to teaching secondary level students.

-To become proficient in the use of three dimensional art materials and instructional techniques at the elementary and secondary levels.

-To plan learning strategies for teaching three dimensional media and design at the elementary and secondary levels.

-To define and practice safety procedures using equipment and tools appropriate for the elementary and secondary schools

METHODS:

The format includes class demonstrations, lectures, studio work, field assignments, and critiques. Field trips to the Walters and Baltimore Museum of Art may be planned.

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

Students will be expected to:

-Attend all classes.  An excused absence must be discussed with the instructor.

Participate in class discussions and critiques.

-Keep a personal journal/sketchbook of independent thinking and innovative ideas which should include preliminary sketches, notes, and contextual information.

-Create 3-D art forms related to the assignment that evidence critical and analytical thinking, and synthesizing ability.

-Create and prepare lesson plans appropriate for the elementary and secondary levels on three dimensional  media and techniques.

1. NOTE: A Portfolio including the planning journal will be 80% of the grade; participation in discussions and critiques will be 20% of the grade.

2. NO EXAM.

A. A portfolio of all art projects and assignments including the planning journal will be submitted at mid-term and the final class.

B. All students must keep a journal/sketchbook which must include handouts on media and processes, art education theory and practices, and relevant papers on three dimensional media and techniques.

C. All art activities will be started in class under the supervision of the instructor.  Unfinished work must be completed by the student at home/studio

D. Students must complete all assignments for a satisfactory grade.

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS: 

-No required text(s).  Instructor will provide handouts from current art publications, county curriculum guides, MSDE Standards.

-Independent research by students using the internet to support their ideas may be used.

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS: 

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

No prior readings or assignments.