About the Book
Book: Teaching Art
Author: Jerry E. Twitchell
Genre: Nonfiction EDUCATION/Teaching Methods & Materials/Arts & Humanities
Release Date: February 20, 2019
As Simple as 1-2-3 Everything needed to structure and teach an effective art program for grades one to three is made simple for the home-school parent or teacher.
This step-by-step process for teaching art is perfect for home-school teachers or parents with limited art skills or time to create their own programs. This system of insight, responses to judgments, ideas, and feelings aligns with public school and state visual arts requirements.
Teaching Art in the Primary Grades is designed to foster lifelong interest in the arts, provide a gauge of what can be expected of children at various ages and grade levels, and present a baseline for measuring growth and skill.
Lesson plans with goals, objects, time frames, techniques, steps, illustrated examples, and assessment of growth are included.
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So, I do believe art is important for all children to find enjoyment in in one way or another, and I think this book helped us to see the connections that can be made to life as a result of being intentional in education with art. The goals for each age group and developmental milestones were clear and the assessments to see if those goals were met were clearly stated as well. Each lesson gave a recommended time frame, materials needed, and a clear drawn out picture of how to complete the project. Although the amount of time and some of the educational terminology used may be a little intimidating for the homeschool parent, I thought for the school teacher, it gives a great guide for a clearly thought out lesson plan. I feel that the projects give a good general overall idea for intentional art even if some of the methods or timing need to be tweaked a bit to make it more practical at home. I think this book would be a valuable resource to the art school teacher or the homeschool parent looking to make art a really intentional time of learning especially if you have a child really interested in art.
I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own.
About the Author
Jerry E. Twitchell, DEd, is a retired educational administrator and art and history instructor. With over thirty years of experience as a teacher and principal, Jerry has nurtured primary through secondary students to experience the excitement of art. In his work with parents, teachers, and especially children, he has sought to bring to life a love and passion for art.
More from JerryEver since I was young, I have always loved art. It was only natural for me to be teaching and sharing the love of art to young people. Over the years, a number of parents, students and fellow teachers and administrators suggested that I should write a book about teaching art, particularly to the emerging beginning artist. This would hopefully help them gain confidence in themselves in return would flow into their reading and writing subjects. After retiring, pondering and headaches, I started putting it together and throwing around ideas to myself on what should be included and “Wala”…..here it is.
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