ERIC Number: ED460873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Kinetic Kaleidoscope: Exploring Movement and Energy in the Visual Arts.
Herman, Gail Neary; Hollingsworth, Patricia
Works of visual art contain an inner dynamism and energy that an individual's perceptual apparatus can translate into kinesthetic impressions, movement, and sound. Through this translation, a child's natural energies can interact with the artwork through multiple sensory experiences, enriching art appreciation. After a brief examination of the theoretical background, the text has four main parts; the first three are designed to give grades 3-8 students a movement vocabulary and a repertoire of movements with which to respond to artworks. The last section presents field-tested exercises designed to expand students' responsiveness to art through kinesthetic and visual interaction. A glossary and a 14-item list of references conclude the volume. (MM)
Descriptors: Art, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Critical Viewing, Elementary Education, Energy, Integrated Activities, Kinesthetic Methods, Kinesthetic Perception, Motion, Movement Education, Perception, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Sensory Experience, Sensory Integration, Visual Arts, Visual Literacy
Zephyr Press, P.O. Box 66006, Tucson, AZ 85728-6006 ($20).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
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