Aesthetics is concerned with concepts of value and beauty as they relate to the arts.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkteNuJepzU&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsfX6xqCBks&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRUNyObPBXg&feature=related
Aesthetics can include the study of art from all cultures and times.
What is art? Write a definition.
Why teach aesthetics?
Promotes critical thinking.
Helps students understand art better.
How should aesthetics be included in art?
Aesthetics should be integrated into art
lessons in the classroom.
Aesthetic discussions should be held at
the level of students’ understanding.
Begin with a question about a problem or something that is puzzling in an encounter with artworks or talk about art.
Student efforts should be encouraged and praised without a need to judge responses right or wrong.
Yes, No, Maybe So In this game, students sort objects by deciding if they are art (yes), are not art (no) or may be art (maybe so). Reasons must be given to support all decisions.
Token Response This game challenges students to encounter important questions and distinctions about art and to share their responses. Through interactive play, students learn to evaluate art with different criteria, differentiate between preference and judgment and respect differences of opinion about art.