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ERIC Number: EJ809926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Teaching to the Type
Tucker, Maggie
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v108 n2 p42-43 Oct 2008
Before she became an art teacher, the author relates that she worked at a graphic design agency and there she learned to fully appreciate typefaces and how they influence messages. In the years that she taught middle school art, the author has incorporated some basics of type design into her graphics unit, along with calligraphy, printmaking, and bookmaking. The lesson described in this article helps students enlarge to scale, giving them a greater understanding of proportion; attunes them to the nuances of typography; allows them curricular connections to math and literature; and provides a collaborative project which their entire school enjoys. (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A