Art 2

Art 2

Pottery, Sculpture, Batik
and 3-Dimensional Design

by Jennifer Williams


Inherent in the teaching of art are primal instincts to have fun and to create. However, art is as necessary to human development as any high school course that is offered. The student quickly learns that the art room is a laboratory and invitation to explore and create.  It is a safe place where pushing the envelope in creativity is the testing ground for taking art to others and seeking skills needed in life: self-discipline, dignity in work and doing something well, sharing, building trust and ‘self’, promoting curiosity, respect, and ways to make a difference, no matter how small. The student learns that historical and cultural origins of art connect all of humanity. 

Critical thinking, performance and assessment techniques meet state and national standards. The Art 2 course includes four sections: Pottery. Sculpture, 3 Dimensional Design and Batik. Each section is a 9 week unit and addresses the creative points of view of 10th and 11th grade students and the state and national Humanities standards, patterned after the work of the Idaho Department of Education and the talented group of art educators who authored the Humanities Courses of Study. While this course addresses national standards, it is not intended for that purpose only. 

For years art programs, nationwide, have incorporated much of which we call national standards.  They were just called something else.  Using the structure of the national standards in no way limit’s the creativity or potential to go ‘beyond’. As a matter of fact, this course is meant to promote free thinking, individuality, and creativity, while addressing national guidelines.  This text can be adapted to classes that meet daily or are set to block scheduling. Included are daily and weekly lesson plans that offer classroom-tested teaching strategies, most of which contain a hands-on approach to the teaching of art. There are a variety of teaching approaches using strategies like cooperative learning groups, subject-area worksheets, and individual student projects that include friends and families as well.

The course involves active learning through demonstrations and exercises, writing, reading, numeracy, group activities, research and computer usage, community and volunteer work. Teachers receive a guide, daily/weekly lesson plans, and class notes as both overhead masters and in PowerPoint formats. The creative course materials are intended to help any teacher or teacher preparation student, whether in college or experienced as a seasoned teacher, the university supervisor who is teaching and supervising student teachers, district Humanities coordinators, and building administration.

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Table of Contents:

1. Pottery
2. Sculpture

  1. Batik
  2. 3-Dimensional Design

These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.

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Teacher Edition Subscription - eBook Version
screen view files only, typically purchased with student eBooks, timely delivery to qualified purchasers, includes 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher
Qty: $279 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-718-3
Teacher Edition Subscription Printed Version
Teacher Manual
Includes 3 times email access
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Qty: $349 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-219-5
Class Set with perpetual license - Printed Version
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Qty: $899 US

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ISBN: 978-1-59657-719-0
Student eBook
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Qty: $21 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-478-6
Printed Student Book
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required.
Qty: $26 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-220-1
Mentoring Teacher Program Subscription
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for 370 days or end of next school year whichever is longer if purchased after Dec. 1
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Qty: $200 US

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