ERIC Number: ED274493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
A Program in Art for Small Schools. Priority Country Area Program, Queensland Project Report 3.
Written for use in small primary schools where children of varying ages and abilities are under the guidance of one teacher and where art is frequently neglected because of teacher workloads, these lessons form a comprehensive art program. The curriculum is divided into five categories according to medium: painting and drawing, modelling, collage and construction, printmaking, and textiles. For each medium, progressions of 5 to 7 lessons are suggested for lower, middle, and upper school children. Each lesson includes the skills and knowledge to be developed, the materials needed, and a brief description of student activities. The painting and drawing lessons begin with the use of color to depict emotion and go on to explore texture, tone, line, and combined media. The modelling section suggests numerous ways to explore the qualities of plasticine, clay, and papier-mache. The collage and construction lessons include joint projects where children work together to make a musical band and construct a dragon. To learn about printmaking, children make prints from a variety of materials beginning with hands and feet and progressing to printing blocks. Fabric construction and fabric decoration are the focus of lessons in the textiles section. (JHZ)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Priority Country Area Program Office, Brisbane (Australia).
Note: For report number 2, see ED 262 930.