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Instructor Info:Jana Silver
Office Extension x5671
TA Info:Zon Wylie
Term: 2014S
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
02:30 PM - 03:50 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 102
02:30 PM - 03:50 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 102
Description: This course will explore methods of teaching art to children in grades K-6. We will focus on visual arts teaching by exploring art materials and techniques appropriate for a K-6 art program. Students will prepare themselves for behavior, academic and circumstantial situations which might arise in an elementary school classroom. The first half of the semester will include discussions and exploration of contemporary theory, issues and methods within the field of Art Education. Students will work individually and in groups to create art lesson plans and they will experience working as a team by using group consensus to make decisions and plan an after-school art program. The second half of the semester students will teach art to children. They will apply much of what they have learned by experiencing hands-on team teaching in a local elementary school. Allowing for slightly extended class time once a week during the after school program is mandatory. This class requires instructor permission in order to participate. Sign up with the instructor for an appointment slot on Hampedia or E-mail jsilver@hampshire.edu to set up an alternative appointment time.