A report on the development of an instructional package Exploring the elements of space, line, and color

Anderson, Elizabeth Louise (1986) A report on the development of an instructional package Exploring the elements of space, line, and color. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This report describes the development of an instructional package prepared to present three elements of design that are fundamental to art: space, line, and color. The instruction was developed as workshop material to be used with classroom teachers who have no formal training in art. This multi-media package contains three slide/tape presentations and an accompanying teacher guide book. -- A major objective of the art curriculum in Newfoundland and Labrador is not in training artists but in providing opportunities for students to develop aesthetic awareness. This has been and remains a problem area for teachers without formal courses in art education. -- A search of current curriculum materials and results of a teacher survey identified a need for more visual material that contained art and environmental scenes that were familiar to the teacher; materials that could provide a link between abstract theory and practical application. -- This instructional package was developed combining the core concepts of space, line, and color, relating them to the visual environment of the teacher and to the art of Canadian, Newfoundland and Labrador, and other well known artists. -- Two content specialists and two media specialists evaluated the content and technical quality of the package. A prototype of the package was tested on a pilot group and revised. The revised package was evaluated using students with teaching experience who were enrolled in university courses. -- Results of the tests and the survey showed positive learning and an acceptance of the units as potential material for teachers. -- When these slide/tape units are integrated into a workshop format, they should prove effective in providing classroom teachers with a knowledge of the elements of art. They should also assist the teachers in building a visual language by combining art theory and technique using visuals and practical applications.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9626
Item ID: 9626
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 75-78.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1986
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Art--Study and teaching--Newfoundland and Labrador; Space (Art); Line (Art); Color in art

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