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Explorations in Art, Grades 6-8

By Marilyn G. Stewart and Eldon Katter

Explorations in Art includes three books designed specifically toward engaging the middle school learner at the personal, community, and global level through thought-provoking themes and inquiry-based learning. A wide range of dynamic studio activities focuses on issues and ideas of particular interest to the middle school student. Each book includes a wide variety of images, in-depth art criticism, and exemplary resources for teaching elements, principles, and techniques.

A comprehensive overview of a complete chapter of A Personal Journey, including lessons and teacher support provided.

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A Personal Journey
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A Personal Journey

A Personal Journey focuses on the artistic journeys of artists, and how these journeys can change their perspectives and approaches. Students learn the many roles of artists—storytellers, teachers, messengers, recorders, planners, designers, pioneers, and naturalists—as they explore their own personal journeys as artists and designers.

  • A Big Idea to engage students in exploring the relevance of art in their lives
  • Engaging Process-Based Studios based on inquiry and exploration
  • Brilliant fine art images from across time and around the world
  • Exemplary student artwork to inspire students
  • Art criticism based on professional and student artworks
  • Clear lessons in elements, principles, media, skills, and techniques
  • Lessons in Art History and Traditions and in Global Views
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A Community Connection
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A Community Connection

A Community Connection focuses on the many different ways that communities around the world have used and continue to use art to communicate. Art History and Traditions lessons focus on U.S. History, beginning with early North America and the early Pueblo Potters and ending in the 21st century, when new technologies allow viewers to experience new realities of time, space, and form. A good fit with the study of U.S. History. Art studios, criticism, elements and principles, and art history are included in each unit, along with brilliant fine art images and exemplary student artwork.

  • A Big Idea to engage students in exploring the relevance of art in their lives
  • Engaging Process-Based Studios based on inquiry and exploration
  • Brilliant fine art images from across time and around the world
  • Exemplary student artwork to inspire students
  • Art criticism based on professional and student artworks
  • Clear lessons in elements, principles, media, skills, and techniques
  • Lessons in Art History and Traditions and in Global Views
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A Global Pursuit
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A Global Pursuit

A Global Pursuit helps students connect with ideas that are shared by people around the world, and how—throughout history—people have used the materials around them to make beautiful things and to express their ideas about life. Art History and Traditions lessons focus on European history, making this a good fit with the study of Western History and Culture. Art studios, criticism, elements and principles, and art history are included in each unit, along with brilliant fine art images and exemplary student artwork.

  • A Big Idea to engage students in exploring the relevance of art in their lives
  •  Engaging Process-Based Studios based on inquiry and exploration
  • Brilliant fine art images from across time and around the world
  • Exemplary student artwork to inspire students
  • Art criticism based on professional and student artworks
  • Clear lessons in elements, principles, media, skills, and techniques
  • Lessons in Art History and Traditions and in Global Views
More Details Get a Sample

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