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  • Genre:ART
  • SubGenre:Study & Teaching
  • Language:English
  • Pages:99
  • eBook ISBN:9781626751859

Visual Arts for Middle Schools

Skill Based Curricula with Summative Assessments

by Jane Davis Copp

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Overview
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.
Description
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.
About the author
Jane Copp is a NH certified art educator with a degree in Art Education from the University of New Hampshire. She has taught art in New Hampshire public schools at the elementary and middle school level for over 27 years. She has written Visual Arts curriculum for three NH schools. Currently, she conducts private lessons in drawing and painting in her studio in North Hampton, NH. You can read one of her published articles on art education in the February, 2013 issue of SchoolArts magazine, a Davis publication.
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