Art Is Fundamental : Teaching the Elements and Principles of Art in Elementary School, by Unknown
- ISBN: 9781569762165 | 1569762163
- Cover: Trade Paper
- Copyright: 7/1/2008
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This comprehensive art curriculum can easily be integrated into any teachers' existing instruction and provides thrillling and rewarding lessons for elementary art students, including paper weaving, crumble montages, tessellations, watercolors, calligraphic lines, organic form sculptures, and value collages. Detailed lessonsdeveloped and tested in classrooms over many yearsbuild on one another in a logical progression and explore principles and elements of texture, color, shape, line, form, value, symmetry, complimentary colors, and balance. Each lesson also represents an interdisciplinary approach that improves general vocabulary and supports science, math, social studies, and language arts. Though written for elementary school teachers, it can be easily condensed and adapted for middle or even high school students. A beautiful eight-page color insert demonstrates just how sophisticated young children's art can be when kids are given the opportunity to develop their skills.