Infusing Art into the 21st Century Classroom: The Elements of Art for the K-5 Classroom will introduce the basics of art (color, line, shape, form, texture, value and space). Art making can inspire curiosity, openness, and dialogue. Early art appreciation will stimulate creative thinking and interdisciplinary learning.
Students of this course will tell a story with their artwork through the use of the elements of art. The importance of art history, communication, and reflection will be examined through a writing component.
In addition, this course provides lesson plans that you can adjust to fit your needs. They are specifically for K-5 curriculum and fulfill Common Core State Standards. Through viewing art, discussing it, creating their own artwork teachers, and reflecting upon it, teachers will go through the same creative process their students will.
Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grades K-5) who want to implement art in the classroom beginning with the elements of art.
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