ERIC Number: ED381474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Getting into Art History. First Edition.
Smith, Annie; Hancock, Francena T.
This book presents the experiential approach as a method for teaching art history. Through this approach, which may be used with any student age group, art historical problems are explored through self-expressive art production and experienced events. Yet, the focus remains on the art object rather than the student. The approach encourages: immersion of the student in important ideas; student expression of important ideas; description, descriptive analysis, and development of descriptive vocabulary; and discovery of context. The book is divided into five chapters: (1) "The Experiential Approach to Teaching Art History"; (2) "Teaching Art History: Expanding Our Methods"; (3) "Experiential Projects: Part One, and Part Two" (part one contains projects that require no prior knowledge of the culture, part two presents projects that encourage careful study and research combined with imaginative response); (4) "Projects Using Themes"; and (5) "Evaluation." A footnote section is included. Appendices list artists, art works, masterpieces, contributors and participants, sources and resources, bibliography, and suggested additional readings. (MM)
Descriptors: Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History, Artists, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
Barn Press, 8 St. Thomas #5, Toronto, Ontario M5 S2 B8, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A