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Lanier, Vincent – Studies in Art Education, 1986
Details a scope and sequence for art education, emphasizing art criticism and aesthetics. It is presented as an alternative for the more common curriculum, which uses art production as a means to personal development. Notes that most teachers are more comfortable in teaching the "production end" of art rather than art criticism and aesthetics due…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art History
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Congdon, Kristin G. – Studies in Art Education, 1987
Proposes a definition for folk art based on analyzing and sorting the descriptors and identifiers used in the disciplines of art history, folklore, anthropology, and antique and folk art collection. The proposed definition is not meant to specify an undeniable category of art, but rather to suggest specific aspects which should be identified in…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art History
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May, Wanda T. – Studies in Art Education, 1987
Reports the results of a two-year case study of 144 third and fourth graders' art materials preferences. Results indicate that the students preferred different media for different reasons, with favorites being clay, craypas, felt-tipped pens, and cardboard or wood. Maintains that art educators should take into account students' perceptions about…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Materials, Childrens Art, Curriculum Development