2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

EDUA 5124 Managing the Art Classroom

What art teacher doesn’t crave a controlled learning environment where students are respectful of each other, task-oriented, and willing to take risks and make mistakes? This can, however, be challenging. In a high-energy art classroom where students are busy creating, many art teachers struggle with striking a balance between chaos and a sense of flow.

This course provides techniques, strategies, and tools for effectively managing your art classroom, regardless of how big or small your class is, or how energetic your students might be. You will see ways to motivate, inspire, and create with your students, while also teaching them respect for materials, the space, and their classmates. By the end of the course, you will be able to design a safe space that fosters self-expression, creativity, and whimsy; establish procedures, routines, and rules for optimal engagement; maximize learning time; and cultivate positive relationships with your students.