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ERIC Number: EJ940016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Art Apart: A Colony Model for Art Education
Tapley, Erin
Teaching Artist Journal, v2 n1 p20-24 2004
Throughout history, visual artists have consciously pulled away from the mainstream hustle and bustle to concentrate, be alone and get work done. Many students in traditional school settings do not have the opportunity to experience those work conditions, given the numbers of students in a typical classroom and class period time restrictions. Even though the art room is vastly different from other, more academic classrooms, it is still filled with students who can view art in a variety of ways: as entertaining and rewarding, difficult or simply required. The author argues that the art teacher should reach all of these students and operate within the time constraints of a class period, which often limits the complexity of assigned projects. Additionally, average class sizes in the K-12 art room can prevent students from being self-directed in their work. Teachers may need to play the role of project manager. They must see that each student completes the necessary steps to fully experience a featured medium, and somewhere in this process they must encourage individual creativity. In this article, the author discusses the benefits of taking students out of the art classroom and into a professional art studio for residencies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York