ERIC Number: EJ941154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Is It Really Abstract?
Arts & Activities, v149 n1 p34-35 Feb 2011
For this author, one of the most enjoyable aspects of teaching elementary art is the willingness of students to embrace the different styles of art introduced to them. In this article, she describes a project that allows upper-elementary students to learn about abstract art and the lives of some of the master abstract artists, implement the idea of abstraction into a piece of artwork, and develop basic skills to produce quality works of art. She used the medium of clay to relate abstract design into a functional ceramic bowl project that would help retain what students had learned about this style. The students were so proud and pleased with their bowls that they decided to use them in the spring art show.
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Elementary School Students, Ceramics, Grade 5, Art Expression
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades
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