Bright Ideas: Integrating Art Criticism
Evans, Mari, School Arts
Children and adults need to learn the elements, the organization, and the relationships of expression and meaning in an artwork in order to make an informed opinion about an artist's work. Knowing art criticism and aesthetics is an important component in teaching the visual arts, but how can it be integrated into the existing, production driven art program?
One place to begin is the building of a common vocabulary. A common art vocabulary becomes necessary for the students to put their thoughts and feelings into words so others can understand their meaning. For many visual arts specialists, the time needed for selecting a good collection of artists' prints, creating worksheets and other hand made materials for developing a vocabulary, and …
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Publication information: Article title: Bright Ideas: Integrating Art Criticism. Contributors: Evans, Mari - Author. Magazine title: School Arts. Volume: 96. Issue: 8 Publication date: April 1997. Page number: 48+. © 1999 Davis Publications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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