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Ch 13: MTTC Elementary Education: Visual Arts

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Simplify the process of studying for the MTTC Elementary Education assessment by utilizing the resources in this chapter. Explore entertaining lessons to boost your knowledge of visual arts, then test that knowledge with lesson quizzes.

MTTC Elementary Education: Visual Arts - Chapter Summary

Exploring the lessons in this chapter can help you get reacquainted with sculptures, paintings, materials, tools and other aspects of visual arts. Use this resource to strengthen your preparations for the MTTC Elementary Education assessment. In no time, you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the principles of art and seven elements of art
  • Describe the materials and tools of visual arts and types of visual art processes
  • Share the elements of various visual art genres, and explain the process of creating, performing and responding to art
  • Define and share the evolution of sculpting and painting, and identify their major artists
  • Explain how to create visual art with children
  • Discuss how to connect different types of art and disciplines
  • Provide ways to create a classroom environment for art instruction

Enjoy the flexibility this chapter offers by reviewing the lessons in any sequence. Self-assessment quizzes with the lessons are also flexible. Take them before, during or after reviewing the lessons, and retake them as often as needed until you fully comprehend the materials. Questions about concepts explored in this chapter can be submitted to our experts.

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: MTTC Elementary Education: Visual Arts
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What Are the Principles of Art? - Definition & Examples

1. What Are the Principles of Art? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will be presented with an overview of the basic principles of art, examples of what they are, and how to use them when creating or analyzing an artwork.

Visual Art: Materials & Tools

2. Visual Art: Materials & Tools

Have you ever painted a picture with watercolors or made a monster out of modeling clay? Visual artists use all kinds of equipment and work with a variety of materials, some of which we'll discuss in this lesson.

Visual Art Processes: Definition & Types

3. Visual Art Processes: Definition & Types

In this lesson, we'll explore several types of visual arts processes, including collage, mosaic, printmaking (relief, intaglio, lithography, and screenprinting), photography, and digital imaging.

History of the Arts in Various Cultures: Role & Function

4. History of the Arts in Various Cultures: Role & Function

What good is art? Does art actually have a purpose? Yes, it does. In this lesson, we are going to explore the various roles of art across history and cultures, and see some of the ways art has been used by human societies.

Visual Art: Elements of Various Genres

5. Visual Art: Elements of Various Genres

There are many different types of visual art like drawing and painting, and each has its own techniques and styles. Through this lesson, you will explore various genres, or categories, of visual art and consider some examples of the different elements that contribute to the finished product.

Messy Hands: Creating Visual Art with Children

6. Messy Hands: Creating Visual Art with Children

Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Or at least hands covered in paint? If so go no further. This lesson will discuss the importance of creating visual art with children and offer some ideas to help you get 'messy hands' for learning.

Creating, Performing & Responding to Art

7. Creating, Performing & Responding to Art

Integrating art into the early childhood classroom can be a wonderful way to engage students' senses and get them excited about learning. This lesson focuses on ideas for helping young children create, perform and respond to art.

Creating a Classroom Environment for Art Instruction

8. Creating a Classroom Environment for Art Instruction

A well-planned classroom environment helps students feel engaged and excited about the visual arts. Read these suggestions on rules, room arrangement, and instruction that will help students feel enthusiastic about going to art class.

Connecting Different Types of Art & Disciplines

9. Connecting Different Types of Art & Disciplines

How are arts activities such as dance, music, and visual arts related? Does one discipline influence the others - and how? In this lesson, we'll explore some examples of relationships between the arts and other disciplines.

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