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New art appreciation text from NAEA


From: Judy Decker (judydeckeriad_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Dec 28 2003 - 08:04:28 PST

Dear Art Educators,

Those of you looking for art games for teaching art
appreciation might want to check out this new text
from NAEA. If anyone buys it - post to the list an
idea or two to share with others.

NAEA Releases New Text
"Pathways to Art Appreciation:
A Source Book for Media & Methods"

by Al Hurwitz and Stanley S. Madeja with Eldon Katter

This text is a source book for art teachers for the
teaching of art appreciation at all levels. Content
strands are carried throughout the book. Each chapter
opens with a general discussion about various
approaches to the study of art related to the
"teaching of art appreciation."

Instructional strategies and art activities are
presented in a separate "Things to Do" section
"Things to Do" appear throughout the book as
various issues are discussed.

At the close of each chapter, "Assessment Strategies"
that contribute to the teaching of art appreciation
are addressed. Formative and summative
assessment activities can be found throughout the
book. Many instructional approaches in the "Things to
Do" strand are dual purpose, being applicable
to assessment and to instruction. The "Games" in
Chapter 5 are examples of this duality.

A special chapter is offered on developing art
appreciation through studio experience. Since the
education of art teachers is still studio rather than
theory centered, it is assumed that most teachers will
find ways of applying their knowledge of art materials
and processes to make the connections
necessary to link art appreciation to studio
experiences. The problems that students engage in as
they work with clay, paint, collage, etc. provide
sensory reinforcements for content in the realms of
history and criticism.

This book accomplishes two goals: to help dispel the
unnecessary mystique surrounding art appreciation, and
to clarify the significant ways in which
this far-reaching subject can excite, motivate, and
enhance the lives of students. It serves as a resource
for the teacher who desires to enhance and
expand the teaching of art appreciation in the

Order No. 291
125 pgs. (2003) ISBN 1-890160-24-5
Price: $25.00; Members $20.00

Toll free phone to 800-299-8321 (8:30am to

Judith Decker
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