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A high school graphic design teacher website  Judy Durkin's Teaching Website. Ms. Durkin is an experienced graphic designer in her eigth year as a teacher. She generously shares her teaching ideas and experience.

Learning to Draw  A visual literacy and creativity resource center. Rather then teaching student how to observe and draw things better, many drawing books and drawing teachers mistakenly teach drawing by showing students how things should look when they are drawn. On the The Shift page, Marc S. Lazard explains recent brain science and what has been found to be r-mode and l-mode ways that we learn.

Lessons - reverse engineering the artistic process as innovation has a series of online videos by and about artists to be reverse engineered.

Some of the artbabble videos set the stage for an inspiring culminating discussion AFTER students have invented and produced something similar to the artist's outcome.

For an art teacher who may be feeling a bit burned out, watching one these videos may inspire a new approach to how art ideas are generated. When I "reverse engineer" another artist's creative process, I often come up with ways to start a lesson that can inspire students to think and create from their own experience, practice, imagine or observe without having to show them the work of the artist before they do their own artwork. I steal the thought process--not the look of the work.  It helps me understand the spark used by the artist. If I understand the creative spark and how inspiration can work, it allows me to invent a way to ignite the imagination of students.

After they have experienced similar inspiration and learned the mental process of invention (not copying something) from another artist by doing it with their own artwork, they could watch and connect with video and the artist's process. It would be a time to review the invention process and explain how reverse engineering works.

Lessons - looking globally

IDEO’s Ten Tips For Creating a 21st–Century Classroom Experience  Use an “investigative-learning” curriculum to inspire students to be creative seekers of knowledge.

New Zealand Art Teacher Resource   Find lessons, links and inspiration for creativity in the classroom.

Shinozaki Elementary VISUAL ARTS - See the work of school children in Japan. There is a great tradition of obersvational drawing and painting beginning in grade one in Japan. College students from Japan tell me that they spent three hours per week doing artwork when they were in grade 1 to 3. They also have assignments requiring imagination and working from memoires of experience.

Ukita Elementary - This page from Japan shows observation drawing outings and sketches from Ukita Elementary, grades 1 to 6. In visiting college students from Japan, they tell me that they had about three hours per week for artwork during their first three years of elementary school. This is probably three times as much time as we allow for art learning in US schools. As you view the examples of school-child work, I try to imagine the attetnion span that has been fostered in the children who created the paintings.

Ukita Sketch Festival 2003

Child Art Museum in Japan

Art About Peace and the Vietnam Memorial.  Mark & Judith Decker's teaching links.  Judith is a Bluffton College graduate.

Art teachers will find many great teaching ideas at the Incredible Art Department resources web site, Judith Decker, editor. 

Student work from many countries - Incredible Art Department student gallaries

A Web Site for Art Faculty in Higher Education by Artist, Ruth Santee. It features art lessons, and professional sources for better art education.

The Getty Center  This site has lots of art lessons, teaching ideas, famous artist images, and so on. 

Sara Wilson Green An Ohio, USA, art teacher shares art teaching ideas, lessons, and philosopy.

Bettie Lake's The Art Teacher Connection  Lots of art lessons and links.

Women Artists - how to find good exemplars to show in your class.  Reference sources for researching Women Artists, University of Minnesota, Duluth Library.  Women sculptors: from "A Pathfinder" © 1999   Charles P. Wiggins, a sculptor and librarian from Asheville, North Carolina. 

How Creativity is Measured

Barbara Kerr and Camea Gagliardi, Arizona State University, "Measuring Creativity in Research and Practice." This is a scholarly and well documented review of the literature.
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Teachers ask me how to motivate art students.  I respond by asking, "What inpires you to create art?"

Reflective Questions--Is My Classroom Motivating?  Excerpts taken from "A LINE ON LIFE Motivating Students to Learn"  By David A. Gershaw, Ph.D. Linked to INSPIRING TEACHERS site, May, 2009.

Learning from Mistakes

Erasers are great tools, but I encourage students to look for ideas in every accident.

Questions, mistakes, and involvement of multiple senses
 by Michal Spectre and Marc Prensky These authors are writing about how to design computer learning games. Any classroom could use much of what is said here to enhance learning.
html#question Learning from your mistakes by Laura Davis and Janis Keyser  This article is for parents to help them model good learning behavior for young children.,10335,243319_113887,00.html

The Ten Top Mistakes in Education by Roger C. Schank, Ph.D., who directs the Institute of the Learning Sciences at Northwestern University.  This site has many additional links teachers will find informative and thought provoking.
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Other Helpful University, Art School, & College Art Education Sites

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A Web Site for Art Faculty in Higher Education developed by Artist/Teacher, Ruth Santee. It features art lessons, and professional sources for better art education.

Goshen College for a great Art Major - An art department with a number of useful career paths in a liberal arts college atmosphere where you get to know your professors who are also artists themselves. Goshen students come from many countries. At Goshen most of the US students including art majors have participated in a SST (study/service term) globally as part of their program since the 1960's. Learn to make the world better through art as service, peace, beauty, tolerance, and justice. See the Core Values of Goshen College. See Goshen College superbowl commercials 2009.

Art Schools Directory  A Directory of Art schools, searchable by Name, US State and Major with free Information Request Options

University of Illinois at Chicago art education home page.  Olivia Gude, director.  This site has many useful and thoughtfully presented resources for the art teacher. 

This link shows Into to Visual Art opencourseware course projects at MIT (Massachuesettes Institute of Technology), School of Architecture. MIT allows anybody to access all the assignments and even lectures of many of their courses (no credit is given without being a student at MIT) at not cost. In some classes some MIT students take their course work on the the Internet, but go to class to take exams.

"Investigating the Culture of Curriculum"  by Olivia Gude.  Gude discusses art teaching  traditions that leave students disillusioned because we are doing things that are no longer valid in today's society.  "Reconsider your current curriculum. Try to see the portrait the curriculum paints of the world.  If this portrait is not as interesting, complex, and contradictory as the world in which you live--analyze, edit, contextualize, and invent projects and fresh curricular approaches."

Elementary Character Education developed by an elementary school counselor. This website has a unique purpose.... To put to rest the debilitating myth that parents cannot afford college or higher education for their K-12 children. No matter your income level - the money is there.

30 Ideas for Teaching Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
By Leah Davies, M.Ed.
This page is not directly related to teaching art, but I have included this link because art class often provides special opportunities and challenges for both ADHD students and art teachers. Art projects provide a different learning atmosphere. Those of us who suffer from attention disorders are in need of projects that are interesting and challenging to us rather than being forced to learn things that we do not care much about.
Art class, because it allows a good deal of flexibility may be a good place to learn how to learn in a setting that is less prescribed by adults, but more relevant and interesting to the students themselves.

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