ERIC Number: ED392658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Lessons for Teaching Art Criticism.
Barrett, Terry, Ed.; Clark, Gilbert, Ed.
This collection of lessons is meant to be a practical guide to help teachers engage children in art criticism. The lessons generally follow a similar format. Most suggest an age group but may be modified for use with younger or older students. Several authors suggest variations and extensions for lessons that include studio activities. A broad range of topics is embraced including popular art, the built and natural environment, multicultural concerns, and formalist and political contemporary museum art. Most of the lessons stress contemporary artifacts. Lessons include: (1) "Creating a Climate for Talking about Art" (Sandra Kay Mims); (2) "A Potpourri of Questions for Criticizing Realistic Paintings" (Karen A. Hamblen); (3) "Constructing Meaning: A Gaming Strategy" (Richard A. Ciganko); (4) "Investigating Criteria for Judgments" (Sally Hagaman; Polly Wolfe); (5) "Collaborative Art Criticism: Not Mine, Not His, Not Hers-But Our Critique!" (Herb Perr); (6) "Criticizing Modern Paintings" (George Geahigan; Verna Yoder); (7) "Interpreting Snake Bird: A Critical Strategy" (Tom Anderson); (8) "Criticizing Advertising: Women, Ads, and Art" (Elizabeth Garber; Roy Pearson); (9) "Criticizing Television: Aesthetic and Cultural Approaches to TV Images" (Rogena M. Degge; Carolyn A. Cochrane); (10) "Experiencing Environments: Criticizing Architecture" (Linda F. Ettinger); (11) "A Place-Based Framework for Criticizing Art" (Doug Blandy; Elizabeth Hoffman); (12) "Baskets: Containers of Culture" (Lorrie Blair); (13) "Interpreting Hmong Storycloths" (Kristin G. Congdon); (14)"Interpreting Paintings Metaphorically: Edward Hopper's House by the Railroad" (Hermine Feinstein); (15) "Interpreting Your World Through Romare Bearden's Windows" (William F. Harris); (16) "Understanding Graffiti Art: Keith Haring's Subway Drawings" (Sydney Walker; Jennifer Cross); (17) "Understanding Conceptual Art: Christo's Wrappings" (Carole W. Arnold; Robert L. Arnold); (18) "Maximizing Minimalism: Connecting with the Art of Anne Truitt" (Renee Sandell; Stacy Bell; Monica McHugh; Charles Wehr); (19) "Criticizing Criticism: Competing Judgments of Leon Golub's Paintings" (Sun-Young Lee); (20) "The Critic as Empathetic Other" (Cynthia Taylor); and (21) "Amy's Crits" (Amy Snider). The anthology concludes with a selection of "Related Resources in the ERIC Database." (MM)
Descriptors: Art Criticism, Art Education, Critical Viewing, Discipline Based Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Visual Arts
Social Studies Development Center, Indiana University, 2805 East 10th Street, Suite 120, Bloomington, IN 47405.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Getty Center for Education in the Arts, Los Angeles, CA.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.; Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for Art Education, Bloomington, IN.