This beautifully illustrated text filled with rich examples of student work reflects the latest trends in art education and demonstrates how to motivate students to learn by integrating art with other content areas. Emphasis Artcontinues to focuses on the intrinsic worth of art-studio experience through its Discipline-Based Art Education approach, as well as the process of implementing art education in classroom practice. Useful for both general classroom teachers and art specialists, this popular text promotes art appreciation while providing a wealth of creative ideas and clear technical direction, including lesson plans that incorporate objectives. Teacher candidates or practicing teachers will find practical information for today's classrooms including a focus on integrating art instruction into the general classroom with individual chapters across the discipline areas, sequential curricula for grades K-8, art appreciation, and art production. Hundreds of specific, practical suggestions and lesson planshelp teachers implement art education in their classrooms. Readers will also find stimulating new examples of authentic children's artwork and updated coverage of art and technology including digital photography, video, and the web.
Robert D. Clements, Professor of Art, taught art education at the University of Georgia for 25 years. There, he won the University’s highest awards for his teaching and research. A renowned artist in his own right, Dr. Clements’s works are on display in museums and institutes throughout the world. Besides his sculpture and public art, he has written three books and 60 articles and directed many grant projects. Born in Pittsburgh, PA,Dr. Clements received his BFA degree from Carnegie Mellon University and his graduate art degrees from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Clements is recognized for his work in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in America. He has written the fifth through current editions of Emphasis Art. To understand Dr. Clements’s influence on the world of art and art education, one need only speak with the many art teachers throughout the country who speak of him with reverence and who don’t hesitate for a moment to provide their students’ works for use in his books.
Frank Wachowiak (1913—1998) was a master teacher and artist whose approach to teaching art to children is recognized throughout the field. Born in Wisconsin, he received his degrees from the University of Iowa where he subsequently taught until moving to the University of Georgia in 1967. For 50 years his passion for a life in art was evident as he worked in the happy, charged environment of children searching, discovering, and creating through art.As he taught and studied children’s art
all over the world (particularly while at the University of Iowa Lab School and the University of Georgia Children’s Art Classes),
Dr.Wachowiak found that it was easy to stay young at heart. Since his passing in 1998, every edition of Emphasis Art, including this one, has built off of his inspiring words and clear technical directions, as well as his model of including beautiful examples of children’s art.