Schedule for Content for Art for Children 
Fall, 2002 skip to October  End of October
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Date
Agenda
Assignment
Sept. 5 or 6
Thurs or Fri
2 to 3:40
Meet in VA22
Using Digital Cameras and Photoshop
Bring personal items and/or photos to class
Review this Assignment page prior to class
Review this Composition page prior to class
Review Improving your photo page as you work
Create Self-Portrait Photomontage
Sept. 9
Monday
7 - 9 pm
Review
White-
board
Link
Beginning Art Class Ritual
(see whiteboard as you enter)
Review Syllabus
What are the sources of ideas for artwork?  How to children get ideas for artwork.
Review the Syllabus and come prepared to ask questions of clarification about the course.
No need to print the syllabus, as a printed copy was distributed in class last week. 
Read link for ways to generate creative ideas.
Sept. 12 or 13
Thurs or Fri
2 to 3:40
Meet in Mac lab to scan objects and/or photos.
Completing the Montage Assignment
Printing from Photoshop to Color Laser Printer
Complete and Print Self-Portrait Photomontage
Review this Assignment page prior to class
Review this Composition page prior to class
Review using Photoshop layers as you work
Review Printing Instructions here
Sept. 16
Monday
7 - 9 pm
Beginning Art Class Ritual
(see whiteboard as you enter)

Topic: Children's
Developmental Stages in Art

Review Syllabus

Review Whiteboard Link
from previous week
Read text Chapters I and II prior to class
Learn to recognize the characteristics of the art produced at of each of stages.
Learn the recommended topics, materials, and methods to use for each developmental stage.
Sept. 19 or 20
Thurs or Fri
2 to 3:40
Meet in VA22
Dry Mounting, Assessment Methods in Art
Assignments are distributed and completed during class time
Sept. 23
Monday
7 - 9 pm
Beginning Art Class Ritual
(see whiteboard or computer screen as you enter)
"The Little Boy"
Developmental Stages
Discussion of Product and Process in art.
Learn to recognize the characteristics of the art produced at of each of stages.
Learn the recommended topics, materials, and methods to use for each developmental stage.
Chapter 2 in text.
Sept. 26 or 27
Thurs or Fri
2 to 3:40
Drymount cover art.
Critique cover art. How to talk about art?
Discuss process/product paradigm
Bring Printout of Self-Portrait Collage.
Sign lower right with pencil in white margin.
Review and know the Photoshop commands your used. 
Sept. 30
Monday
7 - 9 pm
Beginning Art Class Ritual
(see whiteboard or computer screen as you enter)
class notes from this session
Read Edwards: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (ch 3).  In Library.
Read Text ch. 3, "Cultivating Artistic Behaviors" by Karen Lee Carroll
Begin Pass It On Assignment
Oct. 3 or 4
Thurs or Fri
2 to 3:40
Meet in VA 07 and VA 14
Clay work
We will use Imagination as the source of content to produce our work in response to the the process and material - (advance preparation not needed). 
Come dressed for clay work.
Oct. 7
Monday
7 - 9 pm
Meet in Art Gallery in Music Center 
Class notes from this session
Read first part of Chapter 4, pages 115 to 129 before Oct. 7 class.  This is a quick course in the meanings and purposes of art.
Expect a short quiz over this (later)
We did not have time. Actual class session review is here.
Oct. 8
Tuesday
7 - 8 pm
Topics and Issues
"Artists as Maple Scholars" 
Meet in Scupture Studio north of Physical Plant, east of RR track.
see Presentation2.ppt in "Topics and Issues" folder in Public drive.
(no video was made)
Attend two of three sessions - video option
See Topics and Issues assignment page
for written assignment 
Write the assignment within a week of the event. Bind it in your sketchbook.
O. 10 or 11
Thurs or Fri
2 to 3:40
Meet in VA 07 and VA 14
Clay work
We will use Observation as the source of content to produce our work.
Find your Contour Drawings of Rabbit on Public drive in Art309 folder. 
Using Photoshop, print yours and 
add it to you journal.
Oct. 14
Monday
7 - 9 pm
Test I
Art History presentation (possibly included on next test)
Test I study page link
See more links on the study page
O. 17 or 18
Thurs or Fri
2 to 3:40
Color Study
Watercolor Media work
Leave you Sketchbook Journals to 
be checked during the break. 
Make note of new terms that are new to you and "discovery" method of learning. 
Oct. 21
Monday
MID-TERM BREAK THIS 
Monday through Wednesday
MID-TERM BREAK THIS WEEK
Monday through Wednesday
Pass It On Assignment is Due after break
O. 24 or 25
Thurs or Fri
2 to 3:40
Pass It On Assignment is Due
Color study continues
We will start idenifying Field Teaching students.
An in-class watercolor "open" composition painting from observation from an arrangement created by you using a viewfinder mixed color painting negative area first using wet on wet technique.  Materials and subject matter is being supplied.
Oct. 28
Monday
7 - 9 pm
Groups are invited to e-mail me to say when they are able to make their Webquest Art History presentation.
Class notes from this session
Finish reading Chapter 4 in text before class.
O 31 or N 1
Thurs or Fri
 Each person with give first thoughts about 
Field Teaching Plans
Each person will create a collage.
Come prepared to say what your tentative plans are for your Field Teaching Lesson(s).
If your plan is approved, you can 
begin Field Teaching.
Bring back the sheet of gray paper including all the negative space pieces and scraps.  Use most of it to make five cut shapes representing things in your everyday surroundings. 
Nov. 4
Monday
7 - 9 pm
Webquest Art History 
student presentation
Preparation for Field Teaching
Tape of art interview with a child
Video of art discussion in classroom
Think about ways that children can research content and dramatize art history 
in the classroom beginning in grade 3
Nov 7 or 8
Thurs or Fri

Come prepared to give final ideas for your Field Teaching Lesson(s).
If your plan is approved, you can 
begin Field Teaching.
Nov 11
Monday
7 - 9:40 pm
Webquest Art History presentation  
Nov 14
Thursday
7 - 8 pm
Topics and Issues
"The Artist and the Community" 
at Washington Street Gallery
Attend two of three sessions - video option
See Topics and Issues assignment page
for written assignment 
N 14 or 15
Thurs or Fri
November 14
Topics and Issues
"The Artist and the Community" 
at Washington Street Gallery
Bring results and tapes of Field Teaching to share from first and/or second session.
Nov 18
Monday
7 - 9 pm
Webquest Art History presentation
Test II - text and other coverage 
to be announced
 
N 21 or 22
Thurs or Fri 
Have Field Teaching finished before this date if possible.
Bring second and third session 
final results and tapes from 
Field Teaching
Nov 24
Sunday
4 - 5 pm
Topics and Issues
at 4 pm in Rieth Recital Hall
Attend two of three sessions - video option
See Topics and Issues assignment page
for written assignment 
Nov 25
Mon
Webquest Art History presentation
Test II
study page for Test II
N 28 & 29
Thurs or Fri
Thanksgiving Vacation
Thanksgiving Vacation
Dec 2
Monday
Webquest Art History presentation
Dec 5 or 6
Thurs or Fri
Have Field Teaching finished 
before this date.
Field Teaching Self-Evaluation sheets due
Have Field Teaching finished 
before this date.
Field Teaching Self-Evaluation sheets due
Dec 9
Monday
   
Dec 13 & 13
Thurs or Fri
Study Sheet for Final
Reading Days - Advising
no classes
Reading Days - Advising
no classes
Monday, Dec 16 - 7 pm final exam in Ad 20 - Final assesses whole term's content
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How many famous internationally known women artists can you name? 
What does their work look like? 
Why did (do) they do what they did (do)?
Click here for the names of eight of the most important women artists of recent history that every school child should know about. They include African American, Latino, German, Chinese American, Native American, and European American representatives.  Two of these eight are still very active. Their work is fulfilling important public service in our country today.  The art forms of these eight include painting, photography, pottery, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, and fiber art.  Media include oil, watercolor, clay, stone, fabric, dye, charcoal, etching, and others.

Click here to read and essay on "Talking in the Artroom" by Larry Seiler, art teacher.

From an art lesson taught by Goshen students, Patty Frey, Cystal Kempher, Tiffany
Wise, and Marlea Hershberger to all grades at St. John's Elementary, Goshen.