From the Back Cover
This long-awaited second edition, The Art Teacher's Survival Guide
, offers K-8 art specialists and classroom teachers everything needed to conduct an effective arts education program. Comprehensive, practical, and completely updated, the book provides guidance, tools, and resources on teaching and appreciating the visual arts—including production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics. It also includes more than 100 creative art projects in varied media, many new to this edition.
Special features of this edition include: information on the characteristics, skills, and understandings to be expected of students by grade level as aligned with the National Visual Arts Standards; suggestions on appropriate art activities by grade level, especially for enriching content learning and including adaptations for children with special needs; an expanded section on art lesson planning, with ideas for integrating arts activities into lessons across the curricula; detailed art history timelines with links to language arts, math, science, and other content areas; a multicultural art section featuring Chinese calligraphy, Mexican Day of the Dead altars, and similar projects from diverse cultures; new projects in watercolor, printmaking, nature illustration, and digital media; and updated resource handouts. Each project focuses on appropriate design elements and principles and includes illustrations along with detailed directions for both teacher and student. A lay-flat binding makes the projects easily reproducible.The book's twelve chapters cover a broad range of topics, including:
Let's Teach Art
What We Teach
Fun with Art History and Appreciation
Drawing with Pencil, Pastels, Crayons, and Markers
Architecture, the Built Environment
Digital Media, Photography, and Video
The book is richly illustrated throughout with handsome black and white reproductions of fine art, folk art, and drawings.
About the Author
Helen D. Hume
is an artist and art educator who taught for more than 30 years in the St. Louis region and international schools. Her students range from preschool through the graduate level, including apprentice teachers. She is a board member of the St. Louis Artists' Guild and the author of seven books in arts education, including The Art Teacher's Book of Lists