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ART 1000 Art in the Elementary School

3 hours


Study of age- and developmentally-appropriate philosophy, methodology, processes, and content for visual arts instruction in the elementary schools. Includes strategies for teaching art criticism, art history, art media and techniques, aesthetics, and developing curriculum for the elementary school art program. Students will engage in constructing and solving a series of design problems via a range of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art processes. Laboratory and teaching experiences in elementary schools as well as assigned readings, reflective writings, lecture/presentations, hands-on activities, and classroom discussions are provided. Required for certification of elementary teachers and K-12 art endorsements. Cannot be applied toward a major in art.