Art of Teaching Art -- session1
Post on 22-Jan-2018
SESSION 1 April 29, 2017
WHAT STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW
WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO
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
POSITIVE EDUCATIONAL 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 . . .
Ability to communicate
Draw the human figure
Write in complete sentences
Hit a home run
Balance on one foot
Tie a bow
Drop out of school
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.
OVERVIEW OF THE 4-PART LESSON
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
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
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?