Course Description

This course is designed to prepare participants to integrate the visual arts across elementary curriculum. The elements of art and principles of design, art methods, lesson planning, and classroom management techniques, with particular emphasis on diverse students, are examined. Participants draw, paint, make prints, and create sculptures appropriate for the elementary setting.

This graduate course is 4 weeks.

Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Topics and Objectives

Foundations of Elementary Art Education

  • Compare art programs in elementary schools.
  • Defend art education in the classroom.
  • Analyze the elements of art and principles of design.

Studio Experience

  • Integrate art using technology across the curriculum.
  • Integrate drawing techniques across the curriculum.
  • Integrate painting across the curriculum.
  • Integrate sculpture across the curriculum.
  • Integrate printmaking across the curriculum.

Classroom Practice

  • Describe ways to integrate the arts in the classroom.
  • Create questions to help students look thoughtfully at art.
  • Create an integrated art lesson plan based on state and national art standards.

Building an Art-Friendly Classroom

  • Define safety guidelines for elementary art.
  • Support diverse students in art experiences.
  • List art resources, supplies, and equipment for the classroom.
  • Identify exhibition opportunities for student art.
  • Create a plan for an art-friendly classroom.




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Section Title
Instructor Led
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12:00AM to 11:59AM
Jan 14, 2020 to Feb 10, 2020
Online Campus
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Section Fees
Resource Fee $75.00 Mandatory
3 Credit Hours
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