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ERIC Number: ED445973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85074-651-6
Art and the Historic Environment: A Teacher's Guide. Education on Site.
Lockey, Malcolm; Walmsley, David
This teacher's guide gives practical and realistic ideas for teaching and learning about art. Creating artwork need not be seen as an activity in isolation but can be used to reinforce historical understanding or to support cross-curricular work. The aim of the guide is to help teachers recognize the potential of the historic environment to: extend students' powers of perception and expression by exposing them to new environments; introduce them to different cultures and world influences, and their reflection in the buildings of the past; and support a cross-curricular approach to historical learning. The book will help teachers plan structured art-based visits to historic sites; prepare students in school for experiences and work on site; recognize the formal graphic elements within the historic environment; collect and record visual information on site; use sketches taken on site to stimulate creative artwork; and develop ideas in school using different techniques and materials. The illustrated guide contains a variety of case studies, used by teachers, which give more detailed approaches. It is divided into the following sections: "About This Book"; "Recognizing the Formal Elements"; "Choosing Materials"; "Checklists"; "Practicing Skills"; "Looking at Buildings"; "Looking at Decorative Features"; "Planning a Project"; and "Case Studies." Contains a bibliography and resources section. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: English Heritage Education Service, London (England).