Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Aesthetic Realism Method in the Teaching of Art

The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method, which has been used with enormous success by teachers for over 3 decades, has students learn the subjects in the curriculum with excitement and pleasure. This includes not only academic subjects, but also the arts. My colleague Donita Ellison teaches art at NYC's LaGuardia High School. Some of what she has seen about art, teaching, and the Aesthetic Realism Method is described in her blog, Aesthetic Realism; or, Why I Love Teaching Art. It is so clear from what she describes that art can be a means of young people's learning to have proud perception of the world, and knowing humanity better--including themselves.