Art Is Fundamental

Art Is Fundamental

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This comprehensive art curriculum can easily be integrated into any teacher's existing instruction and provides thrilling and rewarding projects for elementary art students, including printmaking techniques, tessellations, watercolors, calligraphic lines, organic form sculptures, and value collages. Detailed lessons--developed and tested in classrooms over many years--build on one another in a logical progression and explore the elements of texture, color, shape, line, form, and value, and principles such as balance (formal, informal and radial, ) unity, contrast, movement, distortion, emphasis, pattern and rhythm. Each lesson also represents an interdisciplinary approach that improves general vocabulary and supports science, math, social studies, and language arts. Though written for elementary school teachers, it can be easily condensed and adapted for middle or even high school students. A beautiful eight-page color insert demonstrates just how sophisticated young children's art can be when kids are given the opportunity to develop their skills.On the board, draw a fairly large rectangle to represent a piece of paper. Draw a shape of some sort in the center of the rectangle, and ask how many shapes you have created. Some students will ... Secondly, when a shape goes off the page, the shape left on the page might not be geometric. And most importantly for thisanbsp;...

Title:Art Is Fundamental
Author:Eileen S. Prince
Publisher:Chicago Review Press - 2008-07-01


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