Emphasis Art: A Qualitative Art Program for Elementary and Middle Schools (9th Edition)


This beautifully illustrated text filled with rich examples of student work reflects the latest trends in art education and demonstrates how to motivate students to learn by integrating art with other content areas. Emphasis Art continues to focuses on the intrinsic worth of art-studio experience through its Discipline-Based Art Education approach, as well as the process of implementing art education in classroom practice. Useful for both general classroom teachers and art specialists, this popular text promotes art appreciation while providing a wealth of creative ideas and clear technical direction, including lesson plans that incorporate objectives.


A valuable resource for pre-service elementary school teachers, the ninth edition also provides a practical handbook for a teacher’s first classroom including: 


  • New! A Window on the Classroom and Application Opportunities. The new edition of Emphasis Art boasts integrated references to a unique new website, MyEducationLab, that allows teachers to see what arts integration looks like in the classroom supported by assignable application and reflection questions. New video clips show techniques to help pre-service teachers handle everyday classroom experiences and view general art methods of motivating, evaluating, and discussing art and art history.

  • Practical information for today’s teachers including a focus on integrating art instruction into the general classroom with individual chapters across the discipline areas, sequential curricula for grades K-8,art appreciation, and art production. 

  • Hundreds of specific, practical suggestions and lesson plans help teachers implement art education in their classrooms.

  • National Art Education Association Standards appear on the inside front cover, with chapter correlations, so readers can readily find content relating to specific standards.

  • New! Stimulating New Examples of Authentic Children's Artwork - New examples in the book and on the integrated MyEducationLab website provide pre-service teachers with hundreds of ideas and models they can apply in their own classroom.

  • Revised! Coverage of the Contextual Nature of Art is carried throughout the text and reflected in children’s artwork. Additionally, Chapter 7, Art and Social Studies has been moved earlier in the book and revised to reflect a greater emphasis on the contextual nature of art and visual culture. 

  • Revised! Coverage of Art and Technology - Chapter 28, "Computer Art, Digital Photography, Video, and the Web" has been updated to reflect the ongoing changes in technology and their influence on directions in art creation and art instruction.



Emphasis Art: A Qualitative Art Program for Elementary and Middle Schools (9th Edition)

Author: Robert D. Clements - Frank D. Wachowiak
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN13: 9780137145829
ISBN10: 137145829

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