Visual Arts for Middle Schools is an instructional resource book designed for art educators. The book focuses on five art disciplines: drawing, painting, design, portraiture and art history/integration. Over 200 exemplary student art works, developed in the classroom, illustrate a quality art education program.
The book is designed to provide teachers with instructional strategies that stimulate personal expression and higher thought process. Each of the 40 lessons encompass objectives, materials and visual resource lists, time frames, content standards, instructions and guidelines for assessment. Topics such as Audubon bird drawing, American Gothic colored pencil portrait renditions and Mexican Folk Art tempera painting are just a few of the interesting topics and art media explored in this book. The lessons can be adapted for younger and older children as well as integrated into an existing curriculum. The 40 lessons will also satisfy a year of art curriculum, meeting the National Standards for art education, for parents who home school their children.