ERIC Number: ED205316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Small Schools Visual Arts Curriculum, K-3: Scope, Objectives, Activities, Resources, Monitoring Procedures. The Comprehensive Arts in Education Program.
Carpenter, Rachel, Comp.
Devoted to the visual arts, this volume of the Washington Small Schools Curriculum for grades K-3 utilizes the format of presenting learning objectives with recommended grade placement levels and suggesting activities, monitoring procedures and resources used in teaching the objectives. Chapter 1, Color, presents painter's terms, growth characteristics of 5-12-year-olds and their implications for art, and activities focusing on the color wheel and mixing and identifying color. Chapter 2, Line, emphasizes the variety and properties of line in creating pattern, texture, shape, rhythm and depth. Chapter 3, Pattern, suggests activities, including burlap weaving, vegetable prints, flags, magazine mosaics and beadwork, to study pattern. Chapter 4, Texture, stresses the difference between tactile and visual textures. Chapter 5, Shape and Form, examines the difference between shape (two-dimensional) and form (three-dimensional) using rope tricks, beans and macaroni, snowflake transparencies, egg cartons, etc. Chapter 6, Composition, considers the arrangement of space through placement and size, choice of shape, and use of form, pattern and color. Chapter 7, Resources, includes guidelines for encouraging creativity, use of books, plans for visual arts centers, wet and dry techniques, and where to look for materials. The guide also provides chapter and subject bibliographies. (NEC)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art Materials, Behavioral Objectives, Childrens Art, Creative Activities, Creative Art, Educational Objectives, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Perception, Primary Education, Resource Materials, Small Schools, State Curriculum Guides, Student Evaluation, Visual Arts
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Note: For related documents, see RC 012 825-828 and RC 012 830-851.