Class handouts and other instructional materials that I designed to support my teaching:
9•Dot Problem and other creative thinking exercises.
Animation – a one-page summary of the history of animation and some basic animation concepts.
Art Education Timeline – an abbreviated version of the history of art education in American Schools.
Backward Design – a one-page summary of the ‘backward design’ approach to curriculum design.
Community Excursions – Make art about your community.
Curriculum Packet – A primer in basic curriculum theory and design.
The Day the Mona Lisa Was Stolen – Read about the most notorious theft in the history of art.
Drawing Encounters in the Classroom – Tips and activities for teaching drawing in the classroom.
Goals of Elementary Art Education – handout for ARE 4314 Art Education for Elementary Schools.
Learning to Think Like an Artist – A list of thinking skills and dispositions used by artists.
Looking At and Talking About Art with Kids – Strategies for engaging in art talk in the classroom or museum.
Painting Encounters in the Classroom – Tips and activities for teaching painting in the classroom.
Printmaking Encounters in the Classroom – Tips and activities for teaching printmaking.
Some Thoughts on Integrating Art with Other Subject Areas -Handout of quotes on curriculum integration.
Teaching for Critical and Creative Thinking Skills – What does it mean to teach critical or creative thinking in the classroom?
The Story of the American Gothic – You know the painting. But, do you know the story behind it?
Venn Diagram -Worksheet used to compare and contrast two works of art.
Young in Art – A look at child development in art (last update: 2006)
Why do people make Art? – A list of many of the reasons that people make art the world over.
Why do we teach Art in Elementary Schools? – thoughts on the value of art education for children.