ART 3308 EC- 8 Art
Class Meeting Times:
Monday - Thursday
7:00-9:30 a.m.
Vickie Brown, Instructor
Campus Extension: 135
Office Location: Fine Arts/Chapel # 10
Office Hours: M-F 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

College Mission Statement

Arlington Baptist College endeavors to prepare men and women for Christian life and ministries, both lay and professional, through studies in Bible, general education, church vocations, and practical service, integrating faith and learning in the context of a Christian worldview.

Course Description

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the concepts, processes, and skills involved in the creation, appreciation, and evaluation of art. It also provides opportunities for students to use this knowledge to plan and implement effective art instruction. Special attention is given to art projects which demonstrate the elements and principles of art, as well as the various art media.

Course Goals

As your instructor in this course I will:
  1. Encourage students to grow in the area of visual perception and to grow in their knowledge of strategies, materials, and activities that will help the children they teach to grow in the area of visual perception.
  2. Familiarize students with the elements (color, texture, shape, form, line, space, and value) and principles (emphasis, contrast, pattern, rhythm, balance, proportion, and unity) of art and with the various media (drawing, painting, printmaking, construction, etc.) available for demonstrating these elements and principles.
  3. Present techniques used to create art in various media.
  4. Familiarize students with instructional strategies, materials, and activities for deepening children’s awareness and appreciation of the characteristics of a variety of art forms of multiple cultures within and outside of the Western tradition.
  5. Demonstrate the integration of the visual arts with instruction in other curriculum areas.
  6. Survey the cognitive and artistic development in children of various ages (EC – 8th grade) and how to implement effective art instruction and assessment that is individually, culturally, and age appropriate.
  7. Familiarize students with visual arts content and curriculum, including the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards, and how to plan and implement effective, developmentally appropriate instruction.

Instructional Goals

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
  1. Recognize, describe and use materials, strategies, and activities that increase visual perception.
  2. Identify and describe the elements and principles of art, as well as various media available for presenting these to children of various ages.
  3. Identify and use different techniques for creating art using various media.
  4. Use knowledge of art elements, principles, and various media, as well as the knowledge of children’s cognitive and artistic development (EC-8th) to deepen their awareness and appreciation of different art forms of multiple cultures through demonstrations and activities.
  5. Utilize knowledge of the visual arts’ content and curriculum (including TEKS) to create instructional situations which are not only developmentally appropriate but which can be integrated with other subject areas.

Instructional Objectives

More specifically, upon completion of this course you will be able to:
  1. Examine artwork pieces and describe the elements and principles perceived.
  2. Engage in art projects which use a variety of art media.
  3. Write one detailed lesson plan for each of 20 art elements and medias included in the course.
  4. Present two developmentally appropriate art lesson (EC-8th grade) demonstrating the art standards from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
  5. Create your own art curriculum portfolio through the compilation of a notebook of lesson plans, project examples, and handouts.
  6. Create a picture file of 5 artwork examples for each of 5 selected professional artists.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of art elements and principles, art in education, art instruction, art in a multicultural society, and art evaluation through various projects, discussions, and examinations.

Course Textbook

Emphasis Art: A Qualitative Art Program for Elementary and Middle Schools, (9th edition) by Wachowiak & Clements, (New York: Pearson Education, 2010.)