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Fine Arts in Child Education - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter to get reacquainted with fine arts in education. Lessons take you on a journey through the various techniques and processes for unique art forms. They also explore ways to use these art forms in the classroom to aid in child development. Once you've reviewed this chapter, you will have the knowledge to:
- Identify and describe techniques, processes and materials for fundamental art, basic music education and early performing arts education
- Discuss terms, time periods and styles of drama
- Define and explore the different parts that make up a musical form
- Share ways to use music and art in the classroom and for child development
- Describe art as a representation of culture
- Explain the definition and function of art criticism
The lessons in this chapter are available as videos or texts. Use them to refresh your knowledge of fine arts, then test that knowledge by taking short lesson quizzes. If you need additional details about any lesson concepts, don't hesitate to submit questions to our experts. A chapter exam is also available to reinforce concepts explored in this chapter.
1. Fundamental Art Techniques, Processes & Materials
Do you like making things? Have you ever painted a colorful picture or doodled in pen on a notebook? If so, then you've used an art technique! In this lesson, you'll learn some of the basic methods, processes, and materials used to make art.
2. Techniques, Processes & Materials for Early Performing Arts Education
In this lesson, we will explore the fundamental concepts and skills related to the performing arts as well as the basic techniques, tools, processes, and materials for producing work.
3. What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles
Ever wonder why we use the word 'drama' when referencing people who overreact to a situation? Discover the definition of drama, its different styles, and why your friends might belong on the stage in this overview of the dramatic genre.
4. Musical Form: Definitions and Analysis
What is musical form and why is it important? How can we determine the form of a song just by listening? In this lesson, learn the different parts that make up a musical form.
5. Using Music in the Classroom
Music can unite people who are so different from each other. It can also be a wonderful educational tool for any age. This lesson gives you a few ideas for incorporating more music into your classroom practice.
6. Using Art to Help Children Develop
As a teacher, you have a profound effect on how children learn and develop. Using art is an effective tool in helping children learn and improve their overall development. This lesson offers several suggestions of how to incorporate the arts into your classroom and the developmental benefits that can be achieved.
7. Art as a Representation of Culture
Why do anthropologists care about art? This lesson examines different approaches to art and how these expressions of culture are passed on from one generation to the next.
8. Art Criticism: Definition, Function & Examples
Art criticism involves analyzing and evaluating every type of art that you can imagine. Find out how to apply it to the art that you want to study, whether it's photography, music, film, sculpture, dance, literature, etc.
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