Art Education

Art education is broad, very broad.  But that’s the beauty of it.  I teach classes from 12-16 year olds. Much of this is the practical artroom activity, the painting, the drawing but with a reasonable dose of art and cultural history.  Add to this some digitaliztion and pupils working with iPads. And finally, for added complexity my role as a language teacher due to the fact that my lessons are taught in English to classes of Dutch children and you will start to get the picture of what I mean by broad.

The classes I teach to 15-16 year olds go a step further into art and cultural reflection and take in still broader perpectives, film, theatre, visual art, applied art, dance, music, etc.  Its a specifically Dutch subject, requiring pupils to not so much produce art forms of their own, but to reflect on and think about those of others.  It is a fantastic subject area to teach offering the chance to show how any number of cultural practioners work and how their work has a place and relevance in the world around us.

Below are a collection of my posts that relate particularly to the art and cultural classroom.

But she’s got no clothes on!

Little People project

The power of the crowd (and small technical steps)

Friday afternoons….

Capturing the imagination – a photographic remake

Visages Villages (Faces Places) – a film review….and educational possibilities

Surreal sculpture and the challenge of being creative with language

A tale of two sketchbooks continued…..

Feeling a bit like an artistic magician…..

Showing images of violence to teenagers

Music buying habits of teenagers, copyright and my quietest lessons of the year

Once in a while something special comes along – Cartomania

Digitalization – finding the right fit

Swept along by a film assignment – feel free to use the idea!

Photography, posters and teenagers bedroom walls

A simple exercise in tonal work

Street art in the classroom

Hieronymus Bosch, Chris Berens and Oss

The immigration issue and the role of education

Tonal drawing and a favourite non-Internet resource

Once in a while something special comes along…..

Grabbing the attention…..and making a point

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