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Overview of the Arts for Educators - Chapter Summary
This concise chapter provides an overview of the arts specifically for educators. Subjects covered include the principles of art and design, the characteristics of the performing arts and the terminology and definition of music. Once you've worked through these lessons, you should be ready to:
- Outline the different types of dramatic arts
- Discuss creative movement as a form of expression
- Explain the role of the arts in various cultures
- Detail self-expression and communication through art
- Identify the connections between the arts and other subjects
- Give an example of art criticism
- Describe the materials and techniques used for early performing arts and basic music education
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1. What is Fine Art? - Definition & Types
Are all paintings considered fine art? Is an extremely beautiful Persian carpet an example of fine art? In this lesson, learn what fine art is and explore some of the different types.
2. Elements and Principles of Art & Design
The elements and principles of art and design are used both in the creation and assessment of art. Continue reading to develop a new way to appreciate and dissect artworks through new vocabulary and ideas.
3. Performing Arts: Characteristics & Functions
Performance-based arts include both some of the most traditional and most avant-garde forms of expression in the world. In this lesson, we'll take a look at some examples of performance arts and see what defines them.
4. What is Music? - Definition, Terminology & Characteristics
Do you have a favorite song or band? Have you ever played an instrument or been to a concert? In this lesson, explore what music is and learn some terms and characteristics important to it.
5. The Dramatic Arts: Definition & Types
In this lesson, we jump into the exciting world of the dramatic arts. We'll define the art form and discuss its many different types that are classified by subject matter and the techniques used to perform them.
6. Creative Movement as a Form of Expression
People have expressed themselves through dance and creative movement for as long as humans have been around. In this lesson, we'll learn a little bit more about how dance helps people express themselves without words.
7. 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.
8. Communication & Self-Expression Through Art
Why do people make art? Have you ever taken a brush to paper and used it to pour out frustrations? In this lesson, we'll explore ideas about communication and self-expression through art.
9. The Arts: Interrelationships & Connections to Other Subjects
The arts connect with many of the other areas of our lives, including communication, history, anthropology, and science. In this lesson, see how various visual and performing arts communicate points of view and shape the way communities think and identify themselves.
10. 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.
11. 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.
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