Hi Gina Vieth. Here are my few cents worth on DBAE for primary children.
You ask: >Is DBAE developmentally appropriate for K-3 children?>
Yes it definetly is. I have used this method for many years now with
success I feel and my youngest students are 4 yrs. old. In my estimation
you can adapt it all to any age as long as you take into account the
students develpmental age and prepare the lessons according to that. > I am not an art specialist, but am very interested in integrating art >into my daily curriculum. How would the art specialists in this group like >to see that done?> My answer to this would be that the more you integrate >art into your daily curriculum the better. If you know what DBAE is about >you will see this is rather easy. And yes you can of course integrate art >into subject areas like math, science etc. but the importance definatly is >to do justice to the arts. Art should not just be like a decoration on the >cake, it should be of as much importance as the subject it is integrated >with. And of course Art should get plenty of space in the curriculum where >it is taught for itīs own sake and for the value it has in itself.
Hope this clarifies some of the questions you asked. You can go and find
information about books you can read and much about DBAE on the Artsednet
Best regards from the far north, Rosa