ERIC Number: ED349723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
The Artist Within: A One Week Elementary Art Module on Color and Shape for Learning Disabled Students.
This curriculum module is designed to strengthen the basic knowledge of art concepts and principles of students with disabilities at the beginning elementary level. The learning of basic art principles is facilitated through art activities which encourage the student to create and accomplish tasks with success. The focus is on teaching the concepts of primary and secondary colors, mixing of these colors in paint, and discriminating simple geometric shapes in art. It is hoped that the child will achieve control over the art materials and transfer this level of success to other areas of learning. The module provides a basic philosophy, goals, theoretical rationale, task analysis, fundamental guidelines for instruction, a list of materials, and guidelines for student evaluation. It also discusses the potential for art instruction for students with disabilities, describes how to assess students' needs in this curriculum area, and analyzes human figure drawing of students with disabilities. (Contains 19 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
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