Teaching the Elements of Art: Texture

Our art instructor has encouraged us to find a mentor artist to refer back to as we explore each of the elements of art. For studying texture I’ve examined two artists who both arrange objects in order to form their own creation; Andy Goldsworthy arranged nature to form his own original pieces, while Bernard Pras uses “trash” to…

My Personal Learning Goals for EDCI 336

Valerie Irvine teaches our Technology and Innovation class. She’s a big proponent of student led learning and has applied this methodology to our class. It’s a great opportunity to practice the approach first hand, before we attempt it with our own students. Drawing from “connectivism” as a learning theory, Irvine challenged us as students to guide our own…

Finger Painting with Different Sensory Preferences

Our second art class focused on learning styles and how to appeal to different sensory preferences when we teach. Loosely drawing from Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, we examined four major sensory preferences. Below, I’ve outlined those sensory preferences using some of the descriptions provided by our instructor. Visual – neat, organized, calm, detail-oriented, works…