Section A: There are four emphasis in art education: music, visual arts, dance, and theater. Each one is just as important as science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics. Art education is a way for students to be creative, express themselves, build their self-confidence, and become overall better students in the classroom. Just like in science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics; students need to grow in art education. Art education fosters social, emotional, physical, intellectual, cognitive, and motor development of students. It is important for students to be provided opportunities for self-expression and self-exploration. Art education provides students with such opportunities to do so. It is key for academic success. The first emphasis in art education is music. Music is art concerned with combining vocal or instrumental sounds for beauty of form or emotional expression, usually according to cultural standards of rhythm, melody, and, in most Western music, harmony (Music, 2014). It is arranged in a series of tones known as melodies. The tones are characterized by the pitch, intensity, duration, and timbre (Gelineau, 2004). The rhythm of a piece of music is made up of long and short sounds and silences in the beat. There are many different forms of music. Several forms of music include: symphony, opera, concerto and more. Music in the classroom consists of singing, playing instruments, moving, listening, creating, and reading music. Music is used for expression, to soothe, move, inspire, heal, unite, and for many other things. It helps in the development of social, cognitive, affective, motor, and creative areas in students. Music helps students become better critical thinkers and problem solvers. Music has been proven to help students who are deaf, autistic, or speech-delayed. It can alleviate problems of mentally, emotionally, and physically challenged students. Music helps students develop memory skills, intellect, and helps with language development. Music provides students with experiences to improve their self-esteem and inner strength. The second emphasis in art education is art. Like music, art is often referred to as the “universal language,” for it speaks to us from everywhere (Gelineau, 2004). Paintings, drawings, sculptures, architecture, photography, and more are creations of art. Line, space, form, shape, color, and texture are the elements of art and each element is used to create a piece of artwork. An artist uses the principles of art when the elements are assembled to create a satisfactory work of visual art. The principles of art include: balance, emphasis, rhythm, unity, variety, proportion and more. Art is a way for students to communicate their ideas, feelings, thoughts, and beliefs. It develops creativity and offers opportunities for self-fulfillment in students. Art helps in the development of psychomotor, affective, and cognitive skills. It is a way for students to explore and express themselves. The third emphasis in art education is dance. There are many different types of dance. Examples of the types of dances are ballet, ballroom, modern, country, jazz, tap, folk, break, and theatre. Dance is a form of expression using bodily movements to the rhythm of music. Body articulation, space, force, energy, intensity, and time are the elements of dance. All dance is made up of either locomotor or nonlocomotor movements. It unifies the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of human beings. It helps develop affective, aesthetic, psychomotor, and socio-cultural skills in students. Movement plays a vital role in student learning. The fourth emphasis in art education is drama. Drama is human expression by using the five senses, physical body, imagination, speech, emotions, and intellect. Different types of drama include: pantomime, improvisation, tableau, puppetry, and more. Drama teaches students about life and how to listen, imagine, and express themselves creatively.…
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How Important is Arts Education?
Arts education has proven to be essential in the development of the human being. Arts education introduces people to activities such as dancing, drawing, painting and playing musical instruments among many others. In the arts we can let our imaginations fly free and there is no limits to what we can create. Our ideas can surpass any limit and the possibilities are endless. Arts celebrate the different way in which we perceive the…
My Liberal Arts Education
I started my higher education at a university in Thailand. At the time I wanted to be an English teacher. English classes there, as you could imagine, are more about grammar, reading comprehension and conversations. I did not have to learn about literatures. I took an accounting class three times and I failed. I am not very good at mathematics at all. As I started my academic journey in the United States I did not know which major or concentration I would take, and…
Why the Arts are so Important
Before we can talk about why they are important, I think that we must also talk about what exactly are the “arts”. Arts can be described as dance, music, painting, ceramics, photography, theater etc. It is not just the traditional art that most people think of, such as painting, ceramics and drawing.
According to the article “Why Arts Education is Crucial, and Who’s Doing it Best”, art education is important because it reaches us on so many levels. The article mentions…
ADVANCING INCLUSIVE EDUCATION AND 21
CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS THROUGH THE ARTS
GÉRALDINE D. SIMONNET
JAMES E. MODRICK
Inclusive education – Arts education – Inclusive educational practices – 21 Century skills
This paper examines the concept of inclusive education and suggests that the arts have both a valuable role to
play in this context and also provide the skills that are in high demand for the 21 century workplace. The paper
starts by reflecting on the meaning…
Art480 Quiz 4 Study List
1. Raphael, School of Athens, fresco in the Vatican (Rome), High Italian Renaissance
is one of the most famous frescoes by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael. It was painted between 1509 and 1511 as a part of Raphael's commission to decorate with frescoes the rooms now known as the Stanze di Raffaello, in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. The Stanza della Segnatura was the first of the rooms to be decorated, Each theme is identified above by a separate tondo containing…
for engaging and empowering learning experiences for all learners. The model asks that we focus what and how we teach to match what people need to know, how they learn, where and when they will learn, and who needs to learn. It brings state-of-the art technology into learning to enable, motivate, and inspire all students, regardless of background, languages, or disabilities, to achieve. It leverages the power of technology to provide personalized learning and to enable continuous and lifelong learning…
A. Describe the four areas of emphasis in art education: dance, music, theater, and visual arts.
Dance is a physical form of art that can be taught to students. There are several advantages to learning dance: flexibility, endurance, coordination, motor skills, and even creative thinking. The center for Educator Development in Fine Arts states,” Dance involves a way of knowing that is intellectual and physical, intuitive and rational. When people create, perform or respond to dance, they engage…
to more imaginative approaches to curriculum planning
‘Creativity is the defeat of habit by originality’ Arthur Koestler
Many school leaders and teachers realise that is now time to take more control over the curriculum and to include a greater emphasis on creativity in the learning and teaching process.
During the last five years, headteachers have developed the confidence to take innovative and imaginative approaches to curriculum planning and school organisation. This is due to some encouragement…
LIBERAL ARTS BREADTH AND MY EDUCATION 3
Liberal Arts Breadth and My Education
There are many benefits to getting a Liberal Arts degree in today’s economic market. It is a message to your employer that you are willing to take on new information, and learn more then what is necessary to succeed. It shows initiative and the ability to expand your horizons beyond yourself. In a Liberal Arts education there is more purpose then just learning the career field of choice. It is a program that teaches critical…