EAST COBB MIDDLE SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS
In the Visual Arts Department at ECMS, we practice Disciplined-Based Art Education.
Discipline-Based Art Education (DBAE) refers to learning four art disciplines:
Production, Criticism, Aesthetics, and Art History
Through these avenues, students will will participate in both written and production activities,
and acquire an appreciation for the world of the arts, their own art,
and they will develop a uniformed understanding of the art process.
PRODUCTION SKILLS In order to go through the process of art-making, skills are developed to learn and practice imagination, perception, memory, and creativity. Creative thinking is maintained and encouraged. All work is based on observation, memory, and a student's own individuality and imagination.
STRUCTURE and CRITICISM The structure of art is taught by learning the elements, principles, and styles of art. Art criticism does not require a negative stance on art, but rather an understanding of the artwork that allows for an objective opinion.
AESTHETICS and BEAUTY Becoming a part of the aesthetic experience means that you will learn to define art. You'll learn to understand the nature of art, its purposes, meanings, as well as its beauty, or if you will, its ugliness! Art is subjective...
ART HISTORY Through the exploration of various cultures and times, we learn ways to better appreciate others and their art work. As artists, we work from our own experiences and observations, which in turn teaches us to better understand ourselves as artists.
MS. ANGELA DECKER LOCKMAN,