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ART 396. Visual Art for Elementary Classrom Teachers

Credits: 2
Department: Art
Description: Language of art, visual thinking, and interpreting and analyzing artwork. Elementary Education Majors only.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and teach art lessons using the foundations and creative processes of the visual arts.
2. Identify and apply strategies for nurturing artistic modes of expression and metaphorical thinking to explore the physical world, needs of other people, and personal interests.
3. Identify the characteristics of children+s developmental stages in the visual arts, the relationship between print and image, and how both impact comprehension.
4. Demonstrate how the artistic process can be used for teaching all curriculum areas by integrating and infusing arts learning.
5. Identify and demonstrate how literature, literacy and the arts combine to introduce children to verbal and visual literacies.
6. Use self-reflection as a tool for learning and growth.
7. Compare and contrast connections among visual artworks, their purposes, and their personal, social, cultural and historical contexts, including those of Minnesota.

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