ERIC Number: ED184920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Arts Handbook.
Pistone, Kathleen A.
The handbook presents activities to aid elementary school classroom teachers as they develop and implement cultural arts lessons. A cultural arts program is interpreted as a way to help students develop perceptual awareness, build a basic vocabulary in some art cultural form, evaluate their own works of art, appreciate creative expressions, and think divergently through experiences in creative expression. Activities are presented in seven categories--visual art, arts and crafts, ethnic crafts, sculpture and modeling, collage, textures, and photography. Activities include finger printing, relief printing, making geometric designs, mosaics, creating string and box sculptures, tracing rubbings, cutting out paper silhouettes, and designing wooden jewelry. Many activities direct students to produce ethnic art forms including early American Shaker rugs, Czechoslovakian dolls, French puppets, Greek straw scenes, Irish felt painting, Spanish fishnets, and Ukrainian glass paintings. For each activity, information is presented on objectives, background, cultural derivation, procedures, materials, number of students involved, and additional related activities. While participating in the activities, students work in a variety of art media including crayon, pencil, chalk, charcoal, watercolor, and tempera paint. They also become familiar with artistic uses for materials such as newsprint, shelf paper, tissue, contact paper, yarn, soap, egg cartons, and paper plates. (DB)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Ethnic Studies, Handicrafts, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Photography, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Council for the Arts in Westchester, Inc., White Plains, NY.