Growing Artists Teaching Art To Young Children, 3

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2004-06-23
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Growing Artists provides a broad, theory-based approach to art for young children based on how children learn and grow through artistic expression. There are many wonderful features: art terms, teacher tips, addressing special needs, presenting artworks and dealing with safety issues. It clearly explains what to do and say when teaching art to toddlers through 8 year olds. It covers all art media in depth. Special attention is paid to integrating art using thematic teaching and the project approach. It is rich in appropriate theory and curriculum and in real life illustrations of art in the early childhood classroom. . This is a book for teachers just starting out and for those who want to up-date their teaching of art and anyone interested in the education of young children.

Table of Contents

Doing Art Guidep. ix
Studio Page Guidep. x
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Art and Young Childrenp. 1
Who are the young artists?p. 2
Why should art be taught to young children?p. 4
What are the components of a thoughtful art program for young children?p. 7
What direction do current research and educational theory provide?p. 7
What does a thoughtful art program look like?p. 13
Conclusion: The thoughtful art programp. 17
Further Readingp. 18
Doing Art: Preparationp. 19
Studio Pages 1-4p. 23
Teaching Artp. 27
What is the teacher's role in early childhood art?p. 28
How does the teacher's behavior affect young artists?p. 30
How should teachers respond to young artists nonverbally?p. 33
How should teachers respond to young artists verbally?p. 33
How should teachers respond to problems?p. 42
How does teaching style affect program delivery?p. 44
Conclusion: Delivering the thoughtful art programp. 46
Further Readingp. 47
Doing Art: Planning for Artp. 48
Studio Pages 5-8p. 53
Artistic Developmentp. 57
When does art begin?p. 58
Why drawing?p. 58
What is known about the artistic development of children?p. 59
Historical trends in artistic developmentp. 60
What social and cultural factors affect artistic development?p. 63
What do child art development models tell educators?p. 66
Collecting Children's Artp. 70
Conclusion: The child artistp. 71
Further Readingp. 71
Doing Art: Drawingp. 73
Studio Pages 9-12p. 81
Nurturing Creativityp. 85
How are young children creative?p. 86
What is the creative process?p. 88
How do teachers foster the creative process?p. 93
Conclusion: Creativity in teachingp. 94
Further Readingp. 95
Doing Art: Collagep. 96
Studio Pages 13-16p. 111
Integrating the Curriculump. 115
How can art activities be integrated throughout the curriculum?p. 117
What is an introductory experience?p. 118
What is the thematic approach?p. 121
What is the project approach?p. 128
Conclusion: Making the connectionp. 130
Further Readingp. 131
Doing Art: Paintingp. 132
Studio Pages 17-20p. 145
Making Art Safelyp. 149
Why are art hazards a concern?p. 150
How are safe art materials selected?p. 152
What are some safe alternatives?p. 154
How can safe behavior be promoted?p. 156
How can teachers set limits?p. 157
Is it food or art?p. 158
What recipes work?p. 160
Conclusion: Balancing freedom and safetyp. 161
Further Readingp. 162
Doing Art: Modelingp. 163
Studio Pages 21-24p. 179
Awakening the Sensesp. 183
What is beauty?p. 184
How does an aesthetic sense develop?p. 185
What are the elements of art?p. 186
How is sensory perception developed in young children?p. 191
What is the best way to present sensory experiences?p. 200
What is kinesthetics?p. 200
Conclusion: The sensitive teacherp. 202
Further Readingp. 203
Doing Art: Printmakingp. 204
Studio Pages 25-28p. 211
Introducing the World's Artp. 215
What do children learn from the art of others?p. 216
How should artworks be selected?p. 217
Why should the program include art from other cultures?p. 219
What do children learn from multicultural art examples?p. 221
How can teachers build their collections?p. 222
How are artworks, prints, and artifacts used with children?p. 225
How can community resources be used?p. 234
How can children's literature be used to teach art?p. 237
Conclusion: Becoming an artistp. 238
Further Readingp. 238
Doing Art: Fiber artp. 240
Studio Pages 29-32p. 257
Creating a Place for Artp. 261
What kind of environment is needed for art?p. 262
How should the art environment be arranged?p. 264
How should art supplies be organized?p. 265
How is an aesthetic environment created?p. 267
Conclusion: Creating a sense of placep. 270
Further Readingp. 271
Doing Art: Sculpturep. 272
Studio Pages 33-36p. 283
Cooperative Art Activitiesp. 287
What is cooperative art?p. 288
How can children be encouraged to work together?p. 288
What is involved in cooperative art activities?p. 291
How can young children use the computer to create art?p. 293
Conclusion: Cooperative art binds people togetherp. 296
Further Readingp. 297
Doing Art: Group Artp. 298
Studio Pages 37-40p. 313
Dealing with Differencesp. 317
How can teachers create a climate in which art can flourish?p. 318
How can art be used in anti-bias activities?p. 320
How are children with special needs included in the art program?p. 321
What is the role of holidays in an art program for young children?p. 323
What is art therapy?p. 324
Conclusion: Caring for each otherp. 325
Further Readingp. 326
Doing Art: Art for dramatic playp. 327
Studio Pages 41-44p. 341
Assessing Growthp. 345
What is authentic art assessment?p. 346
How can children's artistic growth be assessed?p. 347
What daily observation methods can be used?p. 348
How can portfolios be used for long-term assessment?p. 352
What can be learned by looking at a child's art?p. 356
How do teachers share with parents?p. 357
How do teachers assess themselves?p. 360
Conclusion: A vision to grow onp. 363
Further Readingp. 366
Doing Art: Displaying Artp. 367
Studio Pages 45-48p. 375
Teacher Resourcesp. 379
Art supplies sourcesp. 379
Artifact sourcesp. 379
Sources of prints and postersp. 380
Computer supplies and softwarep. 381
Recipesp. 382
Children's Literature on Artp. 385
Teacher Referencesp. 401
Referencesp. 403
Glossaryp. 407
Indexp. 411
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