Museums Of Art And Teachers Of Classics

THE age we live in is utilitarian—perhaps too much so. We have awakened to the fact that anything to be valuable must have a use. The time has passed when we felt that we had employed to the best purpose any object of archæological or artistic interest the moment we derived from it an aesthetic […]

Art Education – Representation

The term Representation, as it is used here, is to be understood as meaning the delineation of things as they appear to the eye. The delineation may be in mass, in outline, in values, or in light and shade. Black, neutral tones, or colours may be the means by which it is expressed, and the […]

Art Education – Picture Study

A suggestive list of pictures for study in the different Forms is given in the detailed Course of Study. The teacher may choose two, or possibly more, pictures for study during the year, from this list, or may substitute others of equal excellence that are as suitable for the purpose. The attentive consideration of a […]

Art Education – Colour

During recent years many theories concerning colour have been advanced. Some of these theories have established principles which can be incorporated advantageously into the system used in teaching colour to children. Others, which establish standards of undeniable value in the industrial world, are of too elaborate a character for elementary school purposes, or are possessed […]

Art Education – Design

Design in the broad sense of the term may he said to be the expression of a thought or plan by drawing or in some tangible material. We may have Pictorial Design, which is involved in Representation and Illustration; Constructive Design, which deals with the form and proportion of things, such as furniture, machinery, and […]

Art Education – Lettering

It is of more importance that the pupil in the elementary schools should learn to letter one simple alphabet well and acquire the power to adjust the spaces between the letters in such a way that a consistent uniformity is apparent, than that he should have a superficial knowledge of many alphabets without a feeling […]

Art Education – Illustrative Drawing – Junior Grade

SEAT EXERCISE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SELF-EXPRESSION IN FORM I, Junior Grade, the new pupils may be allowed certain periods in the seats during the day in which to make pictures telling stories. These should not be criticised, but each pupil should be able to tell the teacher what his pictures mean, and he should be […]

Art Education – Representation – Junior Grade

PLANT STUDY Pupils in Form I, under the guidance of the teacher, should be able to make creditable pictures of the flowers mentioned in the General Introduction. It is not always necessary for the teacher to draw the specimen before the class, but he must use the chalk frequently to show the method, never permitting […]

Art Education – Design – Senior Grades

Units to be used singly, in borders, or in surface patterns, may be obtained in the same way in this Form as in Form I, Junior Grade. A little more latitude in the choice of unit may be allowed, as the power to repeat units regularly and keep them of the same size grows. When […]

Art Education – Illustrative Drawing

Long before the child can express himself through writing, he can tell stories by means of pictures. Given a pencil and a piece of paper, a three-year-old child will make a series of marks which, unintelligible as they may seem to the observer, are full of meaning to himself. It is not necessary to teach […]