2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jan 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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ART 215 Art for Teachers (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
An introduction to the visual arts as applied to the development of young children birth through grade 3. Explores theory, technique, and curriculum design to offer a variety of developmentally appropriate media to children and curriculum creation.

Student Outcomes
1. Discuss the value and breadth of creative processes human beings use.
2. Plan art curriculum for children birth through grade 3 who are culturally, linguistically and ability diverse and communicate classroom applications of art education and philosophy.
3. Recognize and describe stages of art development in young children birth through third grade and articulate connections between art development to other disciplines, developmental domains, classroom curriculum, and classroom environmental design.
4. Use professional and safe art tools, equipment, and materials in order to prepare classroom environments for creative and multicultural art experiences, and identify resources for procurement.
5. Identify and describe three elements and three principles of design, which could be used in conversation with children in an art center.
6. Simulate the teacher’s role in providing positive, specific verbal and nonverbal feedback to children regarding their artwork using the vocabulary of art.
7. Research and present information about an artist and his/her works of art, including style characteristics, style name, culture, content, and intent, to provide a basis for displaying diverse artistic works in the classroom.
8. Utilize various media appropriate in early learning programs such as crayons, pencils, markers, paints, clay, doughs, chalk, adhesives, fabric, yarn/string to determine its function and application.
9. Discuss the ethical and cultural implications of using food as art in centers for children.

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