ERIC Number: ED211477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Art. Essay on Teaching Able Students.
An art teacher can lead students through exercises and discussions which explain and develop techniques, promote ingenuity, give pride of craftsmanship, and provide the base upon which a lasting interest in the visual world can be built. The art teacher's first priority in the studio is to take students who, for the most part, have been deprived of visual education and attempt to build in them self confidence and concern for the visual world and a sense of normality when working in the studio. An effective teaching method progresses from initial visual decision making and selection, through practical experience with form, function, and structure and understanding of visual relationships of objects, to the development of the modes of thought and manual creation that all artists go through. This method enables the student to progress through elementary drawing techniques, construction methods, historical reference, verbalization of the process, and the production of a final unique form. (JD)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Art Expression, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Individual Development, Instructional Materials, Secondary Education, Self Esteem, Teaching Methods, Visual Arts
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Phillips Exeter Academy NH