Ok. Well, someone has to talk about it, right? The internet is blasted with this…and these. And, because I have not attended one of these ‘girls’ nights out’, I have no idea just how much a person learns at these events. I am thinking that this option might remove a lot of fear and mystery around paint and provide something really different to do for fun. That part, I get.
On the internet…22 more pages of links just like this one.
I grabbed my 1943 Art in the Classroom textbook off of my bookshelf and snapped some quick pics. Take a look. I picked out a seasonal activity that someone might wish to ‘pin’. I also liked the ‘Empire Day’ activity because it is very innovative and contains four options. (very cutting edge and YES! I’m being horribly sarcastic.)
Does any of this leave possibility for ‘Happy’ mistakes? I would really like to hear your thoughts about what you see as important elements of a positive art education. I know from my end, I have very strong opinions about what is required.
A reading list:
Some things by Elliot W. Eisner
1. The Arts and the Creation of Mind by Elliot W. Eisner (Sep 10, 2004)
2. The Educational Imagination: On the Design and Evaluation of School Programs (3rd Edition) by Elliot W. Eisner (Aug 5, 2001)
3. Cognition and Curriculum Reconsidered by Elliot W. Eisner (Mar 1, 1994)
4. The Enlightened Eye: Qualitative Inquiry and the Enhancement of Educational Practice by Elliot W. Eisner (Jul 24, 1997)
5. The Kind of Schools We Need: Personal Essays by Elliot W Eisner (Aug 24, 1998)
6. Reimagining Schools: The Selected Works of Elliot W. Eisner (World Library of Educationalists) by Elliot W. Eisner (Nov 9, 2005)
7. The Role of Discipline-based Art Education in America’s Schools by Elliot W. Eisner (Aug 17, 1989)
Look at the Getty Foundation