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DEBORA SUPPLITT, M.ED. 360/885-6700 360/607-0458 [email protected]

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for teachers of all grades with little to no art experience. Course activities will provide educators with fun, creative, and ready-to-teach lessons that can be easily incorporated into the daily classroom routine. No art skill is required. Research has shown that Art education provides challenges for students on all levels. By providing an environment of discovery Art can help support, and bridge the learning gap for student achievement. Activities will include, discussion of classroom art materials, tools and supplies on a teacher's budget. Art concepts: patterns, rhythm, primary colors, color blending, hot and cold color, shapes, line, texture, positive and negative space, children book illustrations, art vocabulary, and references, This class will provide copies of the Art section of Washington's Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs), Oregon's Standards (OSI) and Grade Level Expectations (GLEs), and the National Standards for the Arts and how they guide the classroom curriculum for the various grade levels. Participants will receive a packet containing worksheets including activity masters. All art supplies for the class will be provided. A $25 supply fee is payable to the instructor at class. Please bring a 1-1/2" Binder, and pair of good scissors.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: · As a result of taking this course, participants will learn: · How to incorporate Art into the daily classroom curriculum. · Where to select Art activities that will address the different levels, learning styles and abilities of students in the classroom. · The basic skills and concepts of the elements of Art. · How these skills apply to all classroom subject areas. · How to understand the importance of Art in the student academic development: different learning styles, fine motor development, reading readiness, mathematical, geometric & patterning, handeye coordination, and social skills development. · How the EALRs, OSI, GLEs and National Standards for Art fit into the daily curriculum.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Following are general course requirements weighted for determining the granting of university credit. Antioch University Seattle requires 75% or better to issue credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 levels. 1. Attendance and active participation in all class sessions 40% 2. Reading of articles and handouts 30% 3. Satisfactory completion of all outside assignments 30%

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400 LEVEL OUTSIDE ASSIGNMENT Depending on your preferences and professional situation, complete one of the following: 1. Select at least five (5) elements of art activities from class and write a lesson for each activity. Adapt each activity to use for your classroom. OR 2. Select at least five (5) elements of art activities from the class and produce samples for your classroom projects. Color copy samples will be accepted. OR 3. Make a list of at least five illustrated children's books to add to the bibliography that is included in your packet that you received in class. Include title, author, and publisher. Plus, Design your own art activity for two of these books. Describing how it will incorporate into your curriculum. OR 4. Find two different illustrated stories or books. Find one illustration from each book, color copy those pages and write a paper (no longer than one page) comparing and contrasting the illustrator's style, media, technique and/or difference. Plus, develop two black line masters from the two illustrated books that you chose.

500 LEVEL OUTSIDE ASSIGNMENT In addition to the 400 level assignments do one of the following: 5. Select at least five (5) art activities using the art principals that were introduced in this course, or that you presently teach in your class. Develop five (5) art lessons from the following classroom disciplines: Reading, Written Language, Mathematics, Social Science, Communications, Music, Health Fitness and/or Art. You may choose any combination of academic disciplines to equal a total of five lessons. OR 6. Each lesson should include: Title of art activity, academic discipline, GLE, EALR, District Scope and Sequence, or OSI, grade level, concept, an overview, supplies needed, anticipated time for the lesson and an assessment or rubric for student evaluation. Include the finished art project, color copies will be accepted, and black and white copies of the black line master of original. OR 7. Another assignment of your own design with prior approval of the instructor.

ASSIGNMENT FORMAT & DUE DATE: · Papers should be word-processed, double-spaced, single sided and sent to instructor's home address or email address listed in this syllabus. · Assignments are due to the instructor within two (2) weeks of the last class session.

REQUIRED READING: Required readings are included in your material packet obtained during class.

MATERIALS FEE: A $25 supply and handout fee payable to the instructor at class.

WHAT TO BRING: Sack lunch, comfortable clothes, a sweater room can be cold, apron, water container (for paint brushes), 1-1/2" (one and one/half inch) three ring binder for handouts, adult/teacher scissors.

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INSTRUCTOR EVALUATION OF WORK: If you would like to receive comments on your work please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THE COURSE: Debbie Supplitt, M.Ed., has been an educator for 30 years. She has developed curriculum and taught numerous adult and children's Art classes for over a decade. Presently, she teaches Art, Music and Movement for the Battle Ground School District and serves on the District-Wide Art Committee. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from San Francisco State University.

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Black, M, McAuliffe M, (2001) Teacher's Guide to Art Lessons. Westminster, CA: Teacher Created Materials, Inc. Brookes, M., (1986) Drawing with Children. Los Angeles, CA: Tarcher/Perigee Carlston, E., Wolfersperger, S., (1992) Experimenting with Art. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman and Company. Frohardt, D. C., (1999) Teaching Art with Books Kids Love. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing. Jensen, E. (2002) Teach the Arts for Reasons Beyond the Research. Reston, WA: Education Digest, National Association of Secondary School Principals. Smith,R., Wright, M. Horton,J. (1995) An Introduction To Art Techniques. New York, NY: DK Publishing Inc. Sylwester, R. (2001) The Role of The Arts in Brain Development and Maintenance. Eugene, OR: Teaching and Learning to Standards.

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Course Schedule is subject to change.

8-8:30 Registration, opening introductions. · Meet and greet activities. · An overview of course objectives, review of assignments for 400 & 500 level. · Creative small group activities: Art background, questionnaire & assessment.

8:30-10:00: Discussion of National Standards, EARLs, OSIs, GLEs Scope and Sequence. Bringing creativity and Art into your curriculum. · Discussion and hands-on activities of basic elements of color, color wheel activities, color blending, the power of brown, blue and black, value, line and shape materials.

10-10:15: Break

10:15-12:15: Large group discussion, hand-on activities of the elements & principal of line, simple design, patterns, and rhythm. · Small group discussion about adapting materials to fit different grade levels. · Large group discussion on adapted materials and sharing of small group ideas.

12:15-1:15: Lunch

1:15-3:15: Small groups mixers, discussion of concepts: Elements of color, and different paints. · Large group discussion: The creative classroom environment, adjustments to different learning styles and abilities. · Overview of the small group hands on worksheets for the afternoon. 3:15-3:30: Break

3:45-5:30: Small group discussion of children's book Illustrators and Basic Elements of Art. · The power of Doodles. · Secondary colors, complements, shades, triads, tints, hot and cold color, overlapping, texture, positive and negative space. · Art vocabulary, and reference materials.

5:30-6:00 Final Discussion, Evaluations, pop quiz and clean up.

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