Ch 62: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Visual Arts

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Let us help you study for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 assessment with entertaining lessons and self-assessment quizzes. This chapter enhances your preparations by exploring the principles of art, visual literacy, art instruction and more.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Visual Arts - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to help you fully comprehend visual arts so you're prepared for related questions you could see on the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam. Reviewing the lessons can ensure you're able to:

  • Define the principles of art and seven elements of art
  • Identify and describe fundamental art techniques, processes and materials
  • Discuss art as a representation of culture
  • Explain how to create a classroom environment for art instruction
  • Describe how to create visual art with children
  • Share the basics of visual literacy and why this skill is necessary
  • Provide details about effective art instruction and assessment

Enjoy the convenience of being able to access expert instruction from your home computer, smartphone or tablet. Lessons are developed by top instructors with a wealth of visual arts knowledge, while additional experts can be contacted with any questions you have about lesson concepts. Make sure you're ready to tackle exam topics by testing your knowledge with short quizzes and a chapter exam. Taking these steps can get you closer to your goal of passing the assessment.

8 Lessons in Chapter 62: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Visual Arts
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What Are the Seven Elements of Art? - Definition & Examples

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

The elements of art are the building blocks of all art. Every piece of art ever created includes one or more of these elements. Learn about line, color, shape, form, value, space, and texture.

What Are the Principles of Art? - Definition & Examples

2. 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.

Fundamental Art Techniques, Processes & Materials

3. 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.

Art as a Representation of Culture

4. 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.

Creating a Classroom Environment for Art Instruction

5. 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.

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.

Teaching Visual Literacy

7. Teaching Visual Literacy

This lesson will cover the basics of visual literacy and why it is a necessary skill. Included are some recommended tools for teaching visual literacy in the classroom. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Effective Art Instruction & Assessment

8. Effective Art Instruction & Assessment

This lesson explains how effective art instruction depends on meeting children where they are. This means that teachers must understand the student's development and interests.

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