A thematic approach to the exciting world of art - Introducing Art invites students to see the ways in which artists from many cultures and eras have interpreted such subjects as nature, animals, people, places, objects, events, stories, celebrations, and fantasy. They'll learn about the elements and principles of art, as well as the media and techniques used to create art. Reading Level: 6th grade
Features - Meet the Artist feature profiles artists whose works appear in the text. It provides biographical information and a brief history of the artist's work. - Time & Place feature makes a historical connection to artworks that appear in the text. It provides students with a window into the historical and cultural context of artists and their works. - Studio Activity, a hands-on activity found in narrative, lessons explores ways for students to quickly grasp ideas presented in the lessons. They are specifically designed to require minimal time and resources. - TIME Art & Life is written in an engaging magazine style. This colorful new feature closes every chapter with an update from the real world of art. Students will read about various artists and discover how art is a part of the world outside their classroom. Each feature is tailored to fit the content of a particular chapter and contains a cross-curriculum activity to help students apply what they have learned. - Studio Lessons within each chapter are provided that build on narrative lessons and studio exercises. Each one gives students the opportunity to use various media and techniques. The lessons are illustrated by examples of fine art and include exemplary student artwork. - Narrative Lessons illustrate chapter objectives, using relevant examples from art, daily life, or history. Many also contain a hands-on Studio Activity with a Portfolio Application. - The Computer Options feature within the Studio Lessons allows students to use the computer as a tool to create works of art. - Connections feature cross-curriculum integration with math, science, language arts, or social studies. - English and Spanish Glossary defines key terms and concepts. - The Handbook enhances students' learning with Technique Tips, Artists' Profiles, Career Spotlights, and additional Studio Lessons.
Contents Chapter 1: The Elements of Art Chapter 2: The Principles of Art Chapter 3: Art Media and Techniques Chapter 4: Looking at Art Chapter 5: Art Through the Ages Chapter 6: Perceiving Nature Chapter 7: Observing Animals Chapter 8: Portraying People Chapter 9: Visiting Places Chapter 10: Examining Objects Chapter 11: Recording Events Chapter 12: Telling a Story Chapter 13: Celebrations Chapter 14: Creating Fantasy
Technique Tips Career Spotlights Artists and Their Works Glossary Glosario Index
NB: The Digital Media Guide and the Artsource®: Performing Arts Handbook mentioned in the TOC are not included in this pdf edition of Introducing Art.