Using Art On-Air in Your Classroom
The Art On-Air series introduces upper elementary students to six unique visual arts projects—projects they will be able to do themselves. Each program features an experienced artist-in-residence demonstrating techniques and processes and providing students with background information about related art works. Students also see projects created by their peers in response to the same lessons.
The programs are intended to inspire students and to provide them with prompts for producing their own pieces of art. To help you facilitate the art projects, the teacher’s guide provides lists of materials and instructions for each lesson; ideas for follow-up, exhibition, and extensions; and suggested resources. We suggest that you assemble and prepare all the materials needed for each project before your students view the program. At that point, you have at least two options for using the lessons:
To make the lessons as effective as possible, we encourage you to allow your students to participate in a “Response to Art” activity after their pieces are completed and to exhibit their work in one of the ways suggested (or in some other way you and/or your students determine). The full lessons—including the videotape, any warm-up exercises, the work itself, the response to the work, and the exhibition of the work—are designed to help students see themselves as artists and to help them value their own work and the work of others, both classmates and professional artists.
Thank you for using Art On-Air in your classroom. We hope these lessons inspire creativity and encourage your students to discover the joy of expressing themselves through visual art.
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Last Updated: Thursday, 27-Jan-2011 11:14:30 EST