ERIC Number: ED228791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring My World: A Visual Arts Handbook for Teachers of Special Learners.
Sturtz, Shirley; Ramsey, Jonny H., Ed.
Class lessons and activities in the visual arts for handicapped students (preschool to adolescent) are presented, based on Programs in the Arts for Special Education (Project PASE). In addition, eight articles from Pennsylvania art teachers are included. The lessons and activities were developed and field-tested by Pennsylvania's Central Intermediate Unit #10. Activities are provided for the visual arts processes of drawing, painting, printmaking (e.g., press printing and brayer printing), ceramics, fiber arts, museum experiences, and mask and puppetry activities. Each lesson addresses one or more educational concerns, including motor skill development, perceptual development, art education, and general learning. In addition to identifying general goals, materials, and topics for the visual arts activities, adaptations for each type of disability (i.e., learning disabilities, physical handicaps, mental retardation, and social and emotional disturbances) are described. The articles and authors are as follows: "Potter's Wheel Experiences for Children with Special Needs" (Ann Hettmansperger); "Introducing Students to Puppetry-- The 'Hands-On Puppet'" (Ermyn King); "The 'Creature' Found in All Groups" (Sherrie Lonker); "Mandala Murals" (Sherry Lyons); "Creative Art Experiences for the Mentally Retarded" (Carole Kunkle-Miller); "Expressive Art for a Trainable Mentally Retarded Class of High School Students" (Dorothy McLaughlin); "A Space of Our Own" (Alice M. Schwartz); and "Look Hear!" (Keith P. Thompson). Appended materials include definitions of exceptionalities, and lists of 28 visual arts references, as well as 10 art and 6 special education periodicals. (SEW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped, Washington, DC.; Central Intermediate Unit 10, Philipsburg, PA.