ERIC Number: ED377130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Picturebook: Source and Resource for Art Education.
Marantz, Kenneth; And Others
Six authors report experiences and expose insights for using picture books in teaching contexts. In "Art of the Picturebook: The Road from Caldecott to Sendak" (Kenneth A. Marantz), the argument is made for valuing picture books as visual art rather than literary art. The illustrator replaces the speaker and the pictures become the voice that conveys special qualities of meaning that language cannot. A description is given of various aesthetic qualities of the image that should be considered. In "Primary Explorations: A Team Approach" (Pat Howard; Melissa Wilson), the main priority is to read the illustration for meaning. Stategies are given that may be used to introduce the study of picture books, including: peer tutoring; study of variants; personal reading; early writing; shared writing; and creating a team taught book lab. In "A Spectrum of Experiences: Grades K through 5" (Myrna Packard), the use of picture books as the central component of an art program around which art processes, general ideas for themes, and outcomes are focused and described. In "Artistic Reawakening: The High School Years" (Jeff Shaw), a 6-week unit of activities is provided for developing students' abilities to perceive, respond and engage in the visual image and study of design. In "Paper Engineering in Art Foundations: A Postsecondary Approach" (Mary Sayer Hammond), a freshmen level studio art foundation course is the arena for projects which integrate drawing skills and three-dimensional design concepts in pop-up image picture bookmaking. Annotated bibliographies of both picture books and pop-up books are included in this work. The volume concludes with biographical information on the authors. (MM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Artists, Childrens Literature, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Illustrations, Instructional Materials, Picture Books, Visual Arts
National Art Education Association, 1916 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22019-1590.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Art Education Association, Reston, VA.