Art 1 - Volume 1 of 2
by Dede Tisone-Bartels
and Lee Hanson, PhD

First half of a Full Year Course

This introductory art course provides sequential learning activities organized around the art elements and principles of design. Students learn about artists and the historical context of art as they create original works and explore a variety of materials and techniques.

Over 35 lessons in the first volume of Art 1 are separated into six units; each unit concludes with a section providing opportunities to respond, review, and reflect on essential ideas and concepts contained in the units. The second volume of Art 1, introduces the art elements of color, form, and space with culminating unit focusing on the Principles of Design.

The teacher’s materials include step-by-step instructions, illustrations, glossaries, teaching strategies, and tools for assessment. The lessons total over 300 pages of information for each semester along with tips for organization and classroom management. Each lesson has rubrics or other assessment tools needed to evaluate student accomplishments and progress.

The Student Activity Book is designed to involve students in worksheets, scoring guides, discussion and reflection questions, homework assignments, and defining art terms. Suggestions for extra credit learning activities are included.

Class Notes are provided in two versions. One or the other may be used depending upon how the classroom is equipped. One version is for overhead projector use and the other for light projector (PowerPoint) presentation. The notes give detailed step-by-step instructions and examples of student work as well as an overview of major concepts and essential questions.

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Table of Contents:

Art 1A - First Semester

  1. Introduction to the Elements of Art
  2. Working with Line
  3. Working with Texture
  4. Working with Shape
  5. Working with Value
  6. Tying it all Together: Exhibition Day

These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.

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