ERIC Number: ED423173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Building Self-Esteem through Visual Art: A Curriculum for Middle School Girls.
This project is to help students learn about ways to investigate self-esteem and develop resiliency through the medium of visual art. The project is developed with middle school girls in mind but can be used with all people who experience some loss of self through socialization. The art studio lends itself to experiment with ideas and self-discovery with its more relaxed and open atmosphere. The course is divided into three themes: history, myths and folklore, and dreams. Learning activities include: (1) "Cave Paintings"; (2) "West African Women's Decoration on Houses"; (3) "Dream Room"; (4) "Caring"; (5) "Body Image"; (6) "Egyptian Sarcophagus"; (7) "Aboriginal Dream Painting"; and (8) "Assigning Color to Feelings." An evaluation proposal, bibliography, and suggested integrated reading list conclude the paper. (EH)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art Expression, Creative Expression, Females, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Visual Arts, Womens Studies
Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Box 125, New York, NY, 10027.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education.