590 Arts and Humanities

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 ART 590: Workshop for Arts and Humanities Education

Instructor: Professor Miwon Choe, Ph. D., Art Education

Associate Instructor and Production Manager: Ms. Valerie Hovenden

ART 590 is designed to help visual art and arts & humanities specialists on all levels by “Living through” an arts infused thematic unit of study.  We will explore four styles of art images; School of Athens by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Autumn Landscape – The River of Life and Dragonfly Lamp by Louis Comfort Tiffany and Clara Driscoll, and Scramble for Africa by Yinka Shonibare, MBE.  (Kimberly, connect Yinka Shonibare to this site, http://www.yinkashonibarembe.com) (Connect Clara Driscoll to http://www.antiquesandfineart.com/articles/article.cfm?request=769)

We begin with art criticism process focusing on interpretative process for each image followed by artist research, character development, group role-play, art making extension activities, and creation of stage props. Drama, dance, music, and KET Arts Tool Kit workshops are planned on the first week provided by various content specialists.  (Connect KET to http://www.ket.org and Arts Tool Kit to http://www.ket.org/artstoolkit)

The second week will be devoted to the dramatic art interpretation process, stage and technical coordination, dress rehearsal, and the final stage performance.  Through the aesthetic and dramatic process, we will choose characters in the images, act out in an interpretative manner, and speak from the voices of those select characters.

The arts infused theme of this course, Fabrics, Humanities, and the Arts: Walk through Time with the Masters, is designed to inspire multiple levels of dialogic and discovery learning experience that will induce meaningful educational outcomes and may be applicable to all educators interested in curriculum thinking behind the arts integrated learning.  The final stage performance was held at WKU Russell Miller Theatre on the last day as a conclusion of the course.

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