Art Teaching speaks to a new generation of art teachers in a changing society and fresh art world. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it presents fundamental theories, principles, creative approaches, and resources for art teaching in elementary through middle-school. Key sections focus on how children make art, why they make art, the unique qualities of children's art, and how artistic development can be encouraged in school and at home. Important aspects of curriculum development, integration, evaluation, art room management, and professional development are covered. A wide range of art media with sample art activities is included. Taking the reader to the heart of the classroom, this practical guide describes the realities, challenges, and joys of teaching art, discusses the art room as a zone for creativity, and illustrates how to navigate in a school setting in order to create rich art experiences for students. Many textbooks provide information; this book also provides inspiration. Future and practicing teachers are challenged to think about every aspect of art teaching and to begin formulating independent views and opinions.
George Szekely is Professor and Area Head--Art Education, University of Kentucky. For his lifetime contributions to art education, he received the Victor Lowenfeld Prize and the Manuel Barkan Award. He was named a National Treasure by the National Art Education Association and presented with the honor of becoming a Distinguished Fellow. Julie Alsip Bucknam is Professor of Art and Art Education at Eastern Kentucky University; recipient of the Kentucky Art Education Association Elementary Art Educator of the Year Award, and the Art Educator of the Year Award; and is Past President of the KyAEA.