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.

Well-being and the arts

Abstraction for teenagers

An ex-pupil, art history and medical observation

Reverse Perspective 2

Reverse Perspective

The teenage photographic challenge

Stealing the physics’ department thunder…and a little art room magic

The photos I couldn’t possibly post….

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