Art of Teaching Art -- session1

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  • SESSION 1 April 29, 2017



    TEACH=WHERE TO BEGIN?Every session/meeting/class/workshop needs an INTRODUCTION.

  • Participants need to feel safe, accepted, valued.

    They need to know where the bathroom is, where to go in a fire drill,

    when the class ends, etc.

    They need some sort of overview of the class,

    series, overall program.

    They need to understand expectations for

    behavior, output, etc.

    They need to know your name, you need to

    know theirs, and they need to know

    each others (see safe/accepted/valued)

    One possibility, a handout >>>>

  • Nametags can help, or . . . depending on how much time you have, Table Tents.Activity is a good thing, intro or anywhere.

  • Overview of this series

    6 sessions (about teaching)

    6 workshops (art)

    Deadline for completion is Dec 31,

    schedule other than that is flexible

    Goal is for participants to gain

    teaching tricks and confidence

  • Developmental Outcomes

    Achievement Outcomes

    Prevention Outcomes


    Theories of Education and Teachers Role:

    When an individual (student) interacts with the world/life, thats an experience.

    Every experience is a learning experience.

    Experiences with positive outcomes are educational, others may be mis-educational . . .

    Self confidence


    Critical thinking


    Ability to communicate


    Draw the human figure

    Write in complete sentences

    Hit a home run

    Balance on one foot

    Tie a bow



    Hate math

    Drop out of school

    Disrespect others

    Join a gang


  • Teachers are responsible for creating situations where experience positive educational outcomes.


  • The MILK & COOKIES Theory of Education

    Knowledge is like milk, and students are empty vessels.The teacher simply pours.

    Knowledge is like cookies, a combination of ingredients shaped by the teacher to fit the needs of many unique students

    Knowledge is like milk & cookies. Good teaching combines ingredients (expertise) using cooking skills (experience).

  • If it works* and its safe, its good teaching.

    Youve got to know the rules to break the rules successfully.

    * Results in a positive educational outcome.

    Teaching is a performance.

    Keep the demo short.


  • Using a tactile experience is a right brain approach.

    Numbering the quarters is a left brain approach.

    Using terminology half and quarter is (gasp) not just math, its fractions.

    And the fact that 4 is an easy folding project is why this approach divides the lesson into 4 parts (rather than 3 or 5).

    INTRODUCTION TO THE 4-PART LESSON(and an introduction to sensory differentiation)

    Fold paper in half.

    Fold paper in quarters.


  • Variations on 4-part lesson human head

    Jon Guerzon Star Wars David Vallejo Thor

  • Betsy Luntao Big Hero 6

    Sally Luntao Teen Titans

  • Part 1 is critically important, even if its just a word - Welcome

    Other options:


    Introductions/studio tour

    Educational background (review, warm up,


    Settle down (game, video, set up materials).

  • Part 4 is also critically important, even if its just a home practice suggestion.

    This is a time for Lead Artist to work with individuals on a

    1 to 1 basis.

    Individual assistance, advice, & feedback is what young

    artists want and need. Providing that assistance requires

    the expertise and experience of a professional artist.

    NOTE: When there isnt time for practice during a session,

    review of any practice work done at home can become part

    of the next sessions intro.

  • Parts 2 & 3 Demo (I DO) and Draw Along (WE DO) are basically going over the lesson twice.

    This is what youre teaching.

    Going over the material

    twice makes sense. Allows you to take a

    couple of different approaches.

    Could lead to better retention and mastery of what youre teaching.

    But because this is what

    youre teaching, youll

    develop variations.

    2 sheets of paper (no folds)

    1 combined Intro/Part 1(review/demo)

    2 combined Parts 3-4(together/free practice)

  • 4-fold lesson (11x17)

    All 4 sections include Intro/Review (drawing the face)

    All 4 sections include

    I do quick draws & demo notes

    All 4 sections include a slow down & we do draw along of best practices approach

    All 4 sections are available for free practice with inks and/or watercolor

    by Sally Luntao

  • The Basic Teaching Skill for what youre teaching is the BREAK DOWN.

    Breaking down what youre teaching, means articulating step-by-step

    how to do whatever it is you want your students to learn to do.

  • Role Play: how to draw a face demo

    Gallery Walk: discussion of role play approaches and results.

    SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS: Next meeting June 3. Third meeting June 24.

    Prep for June 3: Thinking of the 6 workshops well be producing, what would YOU like

    to teach? Anything else youd like to know from me at this point?