Synopses & Reviews
This long-awaited second edition, The Art Teacher's Survival Guide
, offers K-8 art specialists and classroom teachers everything needed to conduct an effective arts education program. Comprehensive, practical, and completely updated, the book provides guidance, tools, and resources on teaching and appreciating the visual arts—including production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics. It also includes more than 100 creative art projects in varied media, many new to this edition.
Special features of this edition include: information on the characteristics, skills, and understandings to be expected of students by grade level as aligned with the National Visual Arts Standards; suggestions on appropriate art activities by grade level, especially for enriching content learning and including adaptations for children with special needs; an expanded section on art lesson planning, with ideas for integrating arts activities into lessons across the curricula; detailed art history timelines with links to language arts, math, science, and other content areas; a multicultural art section featuring Chinese calligraphy, Mexican Day of the Dead altars, and similar projects from diverse cultures; new projects in watercolor, printmaking, nature illustration, and digital media; and updated resource handouts. Each project focuses on appropriate design elements and principles and includes illustrations along with detailed directions for both teacher and student. A lay-flat binding makes the projects easily reproducible.The book's twelve chapters cover a broad range of topics, including:
Let's Teach Art
What We Teach
Fun with Art History and Appreciation
Drawing with Pencil, Pastels, Crayons, and Markers
Architecture, the Built Environment
Digital Media, Photography, and Video
The book is richly illustrated throughout with handsome black and white reproductions of fine art, folk art, and drawings.
Authoritative and practical, this comprehensive guide offers everything a teacher needs to know for conducting an effective arts instruction and appreciation program. New examples
of fine art and folk art from around the world, resource listings, museum websites, and reference materials completely updated,
on grade level expectations, on working with special needs students, plus ideas and guidance for integrating art activities across the curricula. Features new activities
drawing from multicultural traditions (symbol making, Asian paper making, Dia de los Muertos altars) plus new projects
in water color, print making, nature illustration, computer graphics, and music-based art.
Part 1provides guidance on planning and managing an arts program, from understanding topics to be taught and the types of art activities students can practice by grade level to advice on creating art lesson plans, setting up the classroom, motivating students, assessing the work, and engaging the parents. Part 2 offers ideas for teaching art history and appreciation with guidance on using museums, postcards, and other tools as curricular resources. Part 3 provides detailed, step-by-step directions for conducting over 100 projects. Nine types of media are represented, from design and mask making activities to drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, architecture, and digital technology, including photography/video. Each project is illustrated and ready to use with reproducible worksheets and includes tips on modifying the activity for younger/older students and for linking the project to content learning. The book is richly illustrated throughout (black and white line drawings) with fine art and folk art examples.
Easy ways to infuse art into classroom learning
One of the most popular books in the Jossey-Bass Teacher series is now available in a completely updated and expanded version. With more than 110 creative art projects in varied types of media--from drawing to digital--plus tips, tools, and curricular resources, The Art Teacher's Survival Guide for Elementary and Middle Schools offers everything a teacher needs to know to present an effective arts education program. Classroom teachers who want to include art projects as part of the content curriculum and art teachers looking for new ideas will all find fresh inspiration in this exciting new edition. It features numerous new projects and draws on multicultural traditions, includes reproducible pages, and provides detailed instructions with illustrations, links to content learning, and modifications for different ages. Authoritative, practical, and user-friendly, this comprehensive guide is an invaluable addition to every K-8 teacher's basic classroom tools.
About the Author
Helen D. Hume is an artist and art educator who taught for more than 30 years in the St. Louis region and international schools. Her students range from preschool through the graduate level, including apprentice teachers. She is a board member of the St. Louis Artists' Guild and the author of seven books in arts education, including The Art Teacher's Book of Lists from Jossey-Bass.