Interconnection and Learning Art
Project Based Learning
The children are guided to recognize the art objects, motifs, styles and define cultural identity.
They are encouraged to use art concepts and vocabulary to generate personal criteria for self-evaluation or to evaluate other works of art.
21st Century Skills
Digital-Age Literacy Inventive Thinking
Basic, Scientific, Economic, and Technological, Literacy Adaptability, Managing Complexity,
Visual and Information Literacy and Self- Direction
Multicultural Literacy and Global Awareness Curiosity, Creativity, and Risk-takings
Higher-order Thinking and Sound Reasoning
Effective Communication High Productivity
Teaming, Collaboration, and Interpersonal Skills Prioritize, Plan, and Manage for Results
Personal, Social, and Civic Responsibility Effective Use of Real-world Tools
Interactive Communication Relevant, High-quality Products
What is the main focus on in Visual Art class in the Elementary?
On one of the components of 21st
Century Learning Skill:
Through Project Based Learning
The projects created in the Visual Art class are to communicate and enhance understanding of concepts in other subjects
Application of the 3 Words in Visual Art Class
Why through Visual Art?
It empowers young children to communicate ideas that words and numbers cannot always adequately help them to express.
(Grade 2: Self- Portrait about my-self: Lines, shapes, color contrast, negative and positive space)
Where do we begin?
The Creative Artist:
For Example: ‘The Lama Dance Project’
Step 2: Practice
Watercolor Techniques/ Vocabulary
Step 3: Sketchbooks
In the Process:
Work on large scale paper
Media : Watercolor/integration/LA
Why is integrated PBL necessary?
To create ‘out of the box thinkers’ to increase cognitive capacities of children to make connections to other subjects and relate to real life experiences.
Grade 3: Integration Language Art/ Social Studies
cover for the ‘Wild Island’ travel brochure .
Art skills: Texture/ recycled paper collage/ overlapping/ contrast/ negative and positive space/ cut and paste/ Ref. Henri Matisse’s COLLAGE work - PowerPoint presentation
Why is this component applied to Visual Art ?
Digital grayscale printouts to study value!
MASKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, FAMOUS PAINTINGS AND MANY MORE:
Technology makes the tasks easier.
Introduction to Graphic Design Integration: Digital/ LA/SS/ Art /Math
What do the children say?
Do you like art ?
Why do like art?
A: Because it is fun.
Why do you think it is fun?
A:You get to create what you want to.
How do you create what you want to?
A: From my mind.
Why do you like art?
B: Because I like drawing.
Why do you like drawing?
B: I can draw more than I can write.
Why do you think drawing is easier than writing?
B: It is easy to draw pictures.
How about drawing what you want to write about?
B: Yes, I can do that.
Would you like to add some colors to express your feelings?
B: Like using different words to express myself in writing?
Now, that’s an excellent idea!
Creativity in process: Cross-section Integration
Curious + Creative + Risk Takers= Inventive Thinkers
Exhibit Innovation and Risk-Taking
Are Intrinsically Motivated
Ref. 2003 NCREL/Metiri Group
Presentation by Ms. B. Chettri
Elementary Visual Art Class, Lincoln School, Kathmandu, Nepal
Ed Coughlin, Senior Vice President, MetiriGroup
Dr. VandanaThadani, Associate, Metiri Group
Crystal Martin, Research Associate, Metiri Group
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Video “Do schools kill creativity?”http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/66