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Teaching Methods: Elementary Art




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Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

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



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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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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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