EDU 226 is designed for the classroom teacher of young children who regularly provides artistic experiences in the curriculum. The course is grounded in a comprehensive approach to art education instruction based on the four core disciplines of art making, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics. The concept of creativity is thoroughly examined and applied to the many, numerous projects made by the students. Students will recognize and identify the artistic elements that will help them communicate with young children as a common vocabulary in talking about their artwork as well as critiquing others. An appreciation of aesthetics and art history are a part of the topics. Other topics include children's artistic development, integrating art into other curricular areas, and the enhancement of development through children's art.
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