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ERIC Number: ED100583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Pages: 19
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Teaching Art in the Urban Out-of-Doors.
Davis, David; And Others
This curriculum guide for teachers of the emotionally handicapped (K-6) exemplifies the way in which both art concepts and activities can be developed utilizing one block of an urban area in New York City. Visual, tactile, and spatial concepts are presented via miniblock, macroblock, and maxiblock perception. Suggestions for concept development include use of a cardboard viewer (visual), rubbings (tactile), and a block model (spatial). Suggestions for specific on-site art activities include: film-making, photography, sketching, blueprinting, architectural walks (search for functional vs decorative design), televising walks (porta-pack recording), recording walks (tapes), treasure hunts (specific architectural detail), lettering hunt (old vs new), found object sculpture, and texture panels (two dimensional materials). In an effort to emphasize the versatility of a one block area, the site is defined as: (1) an art resource; (2) an events area (art displays, pageants, etc.); and (3) a subject matter source (buildings, sidewalks, roads and traffic, views, vacant lots, playgrounds, nature objects, and fences). Under each subject matter source suggestions are made for art activities and materials. For example, under sidewalks, rubbings, texture, clay prints, plaster casting, and painting with water colors on the sidewalk are suggested. (JC)
Not available separately, see RC 008 273
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)