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CLEAR: Creative Learning Elementary Art Resources.

CLEAR: Creative Learning Elementary Art Resources. Crystal Productions, Box 12317, Aspen, Colorado 81612. Two program sets--six filmstrips, six audio cassettes and teacher's guide. $185.00 per set; $350.00 for full program.

The CLEAR program emphasizes the art production skills of drawing, painting, cutting, tearing, folding and fastening, fibers and designing, modeling and constructing, and printmaking. As children are introduced to these skills, they are also introduced to masterworks created by artists from different backgrounds and cultures. The program emphasizes the relationship between the master artist's work and the skills being taught to children to enhance understanding about art history, to develop aesthetic perception, and to help them evaluate and discriminate between different art forms, styles and processes.

The program includes two sets--grades K-3 and grades 4-8--each containing six 80-frame filmstrips with cassettes and teacher's guide. The filmstrips are approximately twenty minutes long and are also available on videotape. The teacher's guides introduce each filmstrip with a Concept and Skill Chart to outline the strip and provide a quick reference to its content. The guides themselves are the equivalent of a general curriculum plan that is adaptable to typical instructional situations. Each filmstrip illustrates seven or eight lessons and suggests ways to expand them in any curriculum format. In sum, this program has considerable value for teachers who have limited experience teaching art at the elementary level or are looking for ways to upgrade and/or expand current practices.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Audiovisual Review
Date:Mar 1, 1990
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