Winning Skills and Creative Lessons for Today’s Art Educators
A fresh, creative, and customizable approach to teaching art in grades 7–12, this book is an all–in–one resource for secondary school art teachers. From everyday tasks to large–scale projects, The Art Teacher’s Survival Guide explains how to do it all. In these pages, you’ll find
- more than sixty detailed creative projects
- eighty alternative projects
- valuable instructional techniques
- classroom management tips
- community engagement ideas
- Visual Arts Core–based projects
- digital media projects
- reproducible handouts
Fostering young artists’ talents and helping them develop an appreciation for art are important goals for any art educator. To make an impact, teachers need to maintain a fresh approach and know how to relate to students. The Art Teacher’s Survival Guide for Secondary Schools, Second Edition is packed with easy–to–follow advice and lesson plans. And this new edition emphasizes vital digital media and digital photography skills.
Compiled by an experienced author of art education resource materials, the lessons in this book open students’ minds to the possibilities of artistic expression. Your studio–classroom will become the starting point for a school– and community–wide commitment to creativity. Techniques for getting the support of parents and administrators will open doors for both educators and learners.
The ideas you get here will form the foundation for your own engaging, standards–based visual arts curriculum that will help students discover their own personal approach to creativity and expression.
About This Resource xiii
The Author xv
Chapter 1: BASIC SURVIVAL STRATEGIES 1
Chapter 2: THE ART OF TEACHING ART—23
Chapter 3: DRAWING 51
Chapter 4: PAINTING 85
Chapter 5: PRINTMAKING 115
Chapter 6: PHOTOGRAPHY 149
Chapter 7: COMPUTER GRAPHICS 187
Chapter 8: FINE CRAFTS—FIBERS, BOOK ARTS, CERAMICS 213
Chapter 9: SCULPTURE AND ARCHITECTURE—245
Chapter 10: CAREERS IN ART—281
HELEN D. HUME is a teacher trainer and consultant for public and private schools, as well as a widely published author of art education resource books. Her career has included over thirty years of experience as an art educator in the St. Louis, Missouri, area, with expertise in all artistic media and art appreciation. Helen’s previous publications include The Art Teacher’s Book of Lists and The Art Teacher’s Survival Guide for Elementary and Middle Schools. She serves on the board of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and currently lives in Manchester, Missouri.