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Laderman, Seth – School Arts, 1985
A technique for demonstrating the negative-positive relationship in photography without a camera or darkroom is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art Products, Elementary Secondary Education
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School Arts, 1984
Student drawings which give testimony to the high standards of instruction offered in the art classes of U.S. schools are presented. The drawings reflect the way students think and see. (RM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Products, Childrens Art, Creative Art
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Kaupelis, Robert – School Arts, 1984
Techniques to help students do modeled drawings using Conte crayon or chalk are presented. Students must imagine that the crayon is actually touching the form they are drawing, pressing lightly on sections closest to them, and increasing the pressure to create darker tones as they draw the parts farther away. (RM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Freehand Drawing
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Anderson, Tom – School Arts, 1985
Health and safety guidelines for secondary and elementary art classes are outlined. It is the teacher's responsibility to insist upon compliance. (RM)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
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Skophammer, Karen – School Arts, 1990
Presents learning activities in which student designed and drew motifs related to naturalistic objects such as flowers, animals, or birds. Describes steps by which a flower can be turned into a motif and then into a repeat pattern or overall design. (DB)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art Expression, Design Crafts
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Nevinskas, Nancy – School Arts, 1991
Argues that folk art can help children explore design elements, reinforce fine motor skills, and broaden their appreciation for the art of the early United States. Provides lesson plans for a quilt collage, hex signs, and portrait painting. (KM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art Expression
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Ahmad, Paula – School Arts, 1989
Recommends the use of visual art games to introduce art units and stimulate student interest. Outlines strategies for 10 visual art games adaptable for most age and skill levels. Based on familiar games such as "tic-tac-toe" or "hangman," these activities deal with artists, artistic skills or concepts, and art history. (LS)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art Expression, Art History
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Pratt, Barbara – School Arts, 1990
Describes how students selected a famous artist for every letter of the alphabet. Using Gothic style letters, each student drew or painted in the style of their artists within the outlines of their letter. (KM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art History
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Neu, Regina E. – School Arts, 1990
Emphasizes the need to improve the quality and quantity of arts education programing in public schools. Suggests ways to improve preservice and inservice teacher programs in the collaborative arts. Existing programs stress that the arts are interrelated components with many possibilities for collaboration. Institutions with interdisciplinary arts…
Descriptors: Art, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art Teachers
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Ahmad, Paula – School Arts, 1989
Recommends the use of visual art games to organize learning for short time periods. Outlines strategies for seven visual art games adaptable for most age and skill levels. Based on familiar games such as "I-Spy" or "Bingo," these activities deal with artistic terms or concepts, artists, artworks, and art history. (LS)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art Expression, Art History
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Boosahda, Emily; And Others – School Arts, 1985
Four teaching strategies are described. Secondary students do pop art sculptural forms emulating aspects of the forms of George Segal and Duane Hanson, do a sculpture of an everyday object, and create their own room-sized works. Elementary students do a sculpture in the style of Marisol. (RM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art History, Creative Art
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Golding, Claire; Hurwitz, Al – School Arts, 1985
Drawing is one of the first forms of art, both in historical terms and in terms of a child's development. Once in school, children should continue to draw and should be encouraged to draw better. Children learn to draw by drawing and by examining the drawings of others. (RM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Childrens Art, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives
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Sasowsky, Norman – School Arts, 1985
The promises and limitation of computers and art education are examined, and why teachers are often afraid of computers is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Educational Objectives
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Pauler-Stovall, Donna – School Arts, 1985
Information to help art teachers set up a computer art station in their classroom is provided. Discussed are computer systems, input and output devices, and software. (RM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computers
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Qualley, Charles A.; Swadener, Marc – School Arts, 1985
Results of a survey of elementary, secondary, and college level art teachers indicate that art hazards in the schools represent a real and significant problem. While many art teachers sense that health and safety hazards exist in their classrooms, even they do not always maintain necessary safety practices. (RM)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Art Education, Educational Needs, Educational Research
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