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Re: [teacherartexchange] Art for the Elementary School Teacher Workshop


From: Art Teacher (artprofessor_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Sep 15 2012 - 12:27:28 PDT

Hi Kristine,
I will write to you personally.

On Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 10:47 AM, Kristine Bien <> wrote:
> Can you disclose some of the main art web sites which we should know about?
> Thank you,
> Kris Bien
> Art Docent/Art Night Coordinator
> Sunrise Elementary School
> Redmond, WA
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> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Art for the Elementary School Teacher
> Workshop
> Enroll Today
> (Fall Workshop) Starts September 17, 2012.
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> Join other elementary teachers who have attended this recommended art
> workshop.
> Art for the Elementary Teacher gives practical tips, lesson plans, and
> resources that make it easier to achieve your goals.
> Recommendations from past participants:
> Most recent recommendation first. . .
> I have gained a lot from the workshop and I will try to be specific about
> its benefits. I now have numerous ideas for lesson plans using a variety of
> materials which relate to theme, age, integration of subjects, ones that
> focus on the elements and standards of art, intergenerational art projects,
> and ones that are take-offs from a particular artist's style. I also have
> access to links which provide free patterns and I can take virtual tours of
> exhibits from links which you provided. I now know that I can borrow free
> dvds from National Gallery of Art so that I can provide students with visual
> information about artists and styles of art. It was valuable to learn about
> classroom organization and the safety of art materials. As a result of this
> class my growth as a potential art instructor, as well as my own personal
> growth as an artist, has been tremendous! And yes, I would recommend this
> class to anyone who teaches art to children!!
> I have broadened my perspective on teaching, and gotten a lot of ideas on
> how to reach children. I would recommend the course to my coworkers. It
> would be good for further professional development.
> It has been great to share ideas with others and gain new information that I
> can use in my art classes. The websites are extremely helpful, and I am glad
> to add those to my resources. I am looking forward to using the format for
> looking at a work of art to encourage my students to really look at a work
> of art in a whole new way. There are many questions to choose from that will
> provide prompts for students when writing about art.
> I like the ideas for integrating art with other content areas. This appeals
> to a variety of learning styles and strengthens skills students can use
> across the curriculum and throughout their lives. I plan to use the
> resources from this workshop to incorporate more lessons that connect to
> other subjects.
> I've enjoyed making some of the projects and will be able to use those as
> examples when I teach the lessons.
> I am especially excited about the ideas for planning a year of art. I like
> the thought of planning the whole year and knowing what objectives the
> students will be working toward. This will help when I order supplies and
> will help me coordinate the lessons with the different grade levels.
> I have thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and would definitely recommend it to
> others. Thank you very much for this opportunity.
> I would recommend this course to classroom teachers, since they so often
> have the opportunity to add some hands on learning to the lesson.
> I would also recommend this class to art teachers as a review.
> Whether you are an experienced art teacher or have no prior art experience,
> this workshop is for you. No prior art experience is necessary. This is a
> workshop for public, private, and homeschool teachers-or anyone who works
> with children's groups and need art projects ideas and advice.
> This 4 week workshop is entirely online and facilitated by an experienced
> art professor.
> The workshop will cover:
> .
> . Art Lessons for Incorporating Art into Math, Science, and Reading
> . The Museum as Educator
> . Art Links that You Need to Know About
> . Bringing Art History into the Classroom
> . How to-Hands on Art Projects
> . Addressing Art Standards
> . Tips for Teaching Art to Children!
> The fee for the non-credit workshop is $59.
> Those who finish the class will receive an attractive Thank You for
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