Students experience art education beyond the classroom in local museums.
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About the course: With four local museums used as learning laboratories, students receive a comprehensive introduction to art education. Course topics include the history, trends, challenges and best practices of teaching art in a museum setting. Students acquire tools and experiences to design meaningful, inquiry-based learning experiences for children and adults by inspiring them to make personal connections to art.
Instructor: Connie McClure, adjunct instructor of Art Education, College of Fine Arts
Class time: 10 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Friday
Students: Art education, art history, child development or other interested majors
Texts: Experience Art: A Handbook for Teaching and Learning With Works of Art by Nancy Berry et al. (Crystal Productions, 1988)
Classwork: Visits to area museums, including the Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Amon Carter Museum of American Art and Sid Richardson Museum
Weekly readings to study how museum curation and design correspond with learning for a variety of age groups
Five written responses to museum-learning articles and four online class discussions
Three written responses about what students learned and experienced on museum visits independent of the class
As a final group project, students develop and implement an educational collaboration between a local art museum and an elementary school.
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It was such a pleasure working with you and your students at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art this past spring semester. Through this class, you are providing such a valuable learning opportunity for future art/museum educators. We are a proud partner and enthusiastic supporter of TCU Art Education.
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