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Emphasis Art: A Qualitative Art Program for Elementary and Middle Schools, 9th edition

  • Robert D. Clements
  • Frank D. Wachowiak

Published by Pearson (March 13th 2009) - Copyright © 2010

9th edition

Emphasis Art: A Qualitative Art Program for Elementary and Middle Schools

ISBN-13: 9780137145829

Includes: Hardcover
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  • Hardcover

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This beautifully illustrated text filled with rich examples of student work reflects the latest trends in art education and demonstrates how to motivate students to learn by integrating art with other content areas. Emphasis Art continues to focuses on the intrinsic worth of art-studio experience through its Discipline-Based Art Education approach, as well as the process of implementing art education in classroom practice. Useful for both general classroom teachers and art specialists, this popular text promotes art appreciation while providing a wealth of creative ideas and clear technical direction, including lesson plans that incorporate objectives.


A valuable resource for pre-service elementary school teachers, the ninth edition also provides a practical handbook for a teacher’s first classroom including: 


  • New! A Window on the Classroom and Application Opportunities. 

    Practical information for today’s teachers including a focus on integrating art instruction into the general classroom with individual chapters across the discipline areas, sequential curricula for grades K-8, art appreciation, and art production. 

  • Hundreds of specific, practical suggestions and lesson plans help teachers implement art education in their classrooms.
  • National Art Education Association Standards appear on the inside front cover, with chapter correlations, so readers can readily find content relating to specific standards.
  • New! Stimulating New Examples of Authentic Children's Artwork
  • Revised! Coverage of the Contextual Nature of Art is carried throughout the text and reflected in children’s artwork. Additionally, Chapter 7, Art and Social Studies has been moved earlier in the book and revised to reflect a greater emphasis on the contextual nature of art and visual culture. 
  • Revised! Coverage of Art and Technology - Chapter 28, "Computer Art, Digital Photography, Video, and the Web" has been updated to reflect the ongoing changes in technology and their influence on directions in art creation and art instruction.


Table of contents

Part 1: Introduction to Art

Chapter 1: The Role of Art in Society and in the Schools

Chapter 2: Art as Art: The Design Fundamentals


Part 2 Teachers and Teaching

Chapter 3: The Teacher’s Role: Strategies and Management

Chapter 4: Motivating Learning

Chapter 5: Creating and Evaluating Objectives


Part 3: Integrating Art into the Classroom

Chapter 6: Integration in the Three Domains: Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor

Chapter 7: Art and Social Studies: Understanding the Contextual Approach to the Visual Culture

Chapter 8: Art and Literacy: Reading and Language Arts

Chapter 9: Art and Mathematics

Chapter 10: Art and Science

Chapter 11: Art and The Performing Arts

Chapter 12: Teaching Art to Children with Special Needs

Chapter 13: Teaching Art to Students Who Are Gifted


Part 4: Creating an Art Curriculum

Chapter 14: Cognitive and Psychological Factors in Children’s Learning and Creative Development

Chapter 15: A Sequential Curriculum for Kindergarten

Chapter 16: A Sequential Curriculum for Grades 1 and 2

Chapter 17: A Sequential Curriculum for Grades 3 and 4

Chapter 18: A Sequential Curriculum for Grades 5 and 6

Chapter 19: A Sequential Curriculum for Grades 7 and 8


PART 5: Appreciating Art and Visual Culture: Art History, Criticism, and Aesthetics

Chapter 20: Teaching Art Appreciation: From Picture Study t to Visual Culture

Chapter 21: Teaching Art History

Chapter 22: Teaching Art Criticism and Aesthetics


Part 6: Teaching Art Production

Chapter 23: Drawing

Chapter 24: Crayon and Oil Pastel

Chapter 25: Painting

Chapter 26: Paper Projects in Two Dimensions

Chapter 27: Printmaking

Chapter 28: Computer Art, Digital Photography, Video, and the Web

Chapter 29: Three-Dimensional Design

Chapter 30: Crafts

Chapter 31: Clay Modeling


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