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10 Lessons the Arts Teach by Elliott Eisner
The late Elliott Eisner, former Professor of Education at Stanford University, identified 10 lessons which are clarified through the study of art in schools.
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Holly Bess Kincaid
September Mentor, Resident "Art Lady", Skyline Middle School, Harrisonburg, VA, NBCT
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- Envisioning Studio Thinking. Teachers are constantly learning and growing throughout their careers. We love to learn! During the summer of 2014, I was fortunate to join fellow fine art educators from Virginia on the campus of George Mason University for the Virginia Center for Excellence in Education’s week long Leadership Seminar. Our time was filled with discussions about educational law, teacher leadership and I was introduced to concepts from the book Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education.
- Artists and Educators Observe. As a young girl, my mother was delighted when I would make interesting observations about the world around us. I would notice the small insects, patterns of light and shadows, or the shapes within clouds. As artists we observe the world around us adding to the creative image bank within our minds. Each year, I begin to get to know my new group of artists by focusing on the Studio Habit - Observe.
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