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Herberholz, Barbara – Arts & Activities, 2012
A humid summer haze covers the River Seine and the grassy bank where young men and boys go swimming on Sunday. Everything seems so quiet, still, and very hot. They wear hats to protect them from the hot sun. The artist Georges Seurat used warm tones to give viewers the feeling of the hot sun. Seurat was trying to catch the dazzle of hot sunlight…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Artists, Art History
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Yohlin, Elizabeth – Children's Literature in Education, 2012
Children's picture books that recreate, parody, or fictionalize famous artworks and introduce the art museum experience, a genre to which I will refer as "children's art books," have become increasingly popular over the past decade. This essay explores the pedagogical implications of this trend through the family program "Picture Books and Picture…
Descriptors: Art History, Picture Books, Knowledge Level, Family Programs
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Alvarado, Jimmy – Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, 2012
Music history and punk rock have long had an uneasy relationship because historians often fail to take two major factors into account when approaching the subject matter. One: punk's raison d'etre is to subvert much that music historians rely on in order to deem a particular performer or group significant. And two: punk is a living, thriving…
Descriptors: Music, Musicians, Clubs, Urban Areas
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Short, Georgianna – Art Education, 2001
Describes arts-based, anchored instruction at Fair Arts IMPACT Elementary School (Columbus, Ohio), a five-week program centered around "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" (Georges Seurat). Addresses unit objectives such as understanding social climate with respect to race/gender discrimination and examining why people…
Descriptors: Art Education, Artists, Dance Education, Educational Strategies
Kinghorn, Harriet; And Others – 1991
By studying the lives, important achievements, and works of famous artists, students may come to understand what those artists hoped to communicate to the world. By participating in art activities that are related to these artists' styles, students practice skills of observing, analyzing, and creating. This instructional guide provides…
Descriptors: Art, Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Criticism
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Duncum, Paul – Australian Art Education, 1996
Advocates reconceptualizing visual arts as a core subject embodying key elements of experiential learning and critical thinking through an interdisciplinary approach. Illustrates this approach with a discussion of the interconnected issues surrounding family snapshots (social history, aesthetics, technological advancement). Discusses issues of…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art Expression