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Being able to see is a prerequisite to drawing. Learning to see requires people to move past assumptions, drawing what they see and not what they think you see. Although this may seem like a simple concept, it can prove to be one of the more difficult challenges for the beginner. Beginning students must learn to look at their subject as though seeing it for the first time, without preconceived notions about what they “know” it looks like. This requires students to trust their eyes, allowing the eyes to inform the hand.
The Theatrical Journey: An Imaginative Process deals with live theatre as an art form. In live theatre the actors are in the presence of the audience impersonating characters. Other forms of theatre which include many forms of media (television, films, DVDs etc.) the actors are not in the presence of the audience.
The Theatrical Journey: An Imaginative Process:
Author(s): Nora Ambrosio
Learning about Dance: Dance as an Art Form and Entertainment introduces students to the exciting, daring, ever-changing, and dynamic world of dance.
Author(s): Nora Ambrosio
Dance educators have the responsibility to provide students with excellent and positive dance experiences.
Author(s): Stan L Breckenridge
The catalyst for Music Taste or Waste: Critical Listening Skills for Students, Teachers, and Parents resulted from many discussions with parents, teachers, and students, and others about their paucity of knowledge regarding today’s popular music scene as well as music in general. The spirit of this book does not seek to suggest any music is wasteful, but rather encourages readers to use music terminology as a way to draw conclusions about whatever music they hear. To accomplish this, the book consists of seven chapters that are organized in the following manner:
Author(s): Sheila Forrester
Music Theory Fundamentals: A Workbook is a practical, comprehensive text for musicians and music lovers who wish to learn to read music and understand the basics of music theory. This is a small (8½" x 11") concise text and workbook combination. The book contains 64 lessons arranged into 16 units. Each unit tests knowledge with a thorough review for which answers are provided at the back of the book. A student who completes the book will be prepared to take college level theory courses for music majors. It is currently in use at Santa Fe College (No.
Author(s): John Gerhold
Music is a language. And, like most languages, it has a written form and an audible form.
Nearly everyone can speak and understand their native language, but not everyone can read and write it as well as they would like. Many musicians "play by ear;' meaning they can listen to music and then recreate it using an instrument or their voice. Quite often such musicians can be very skilled at this process, and yet still not understand or be able to use the music notation system.
Art Inquiry: Function, Meaning, and Visual Language seeks to rekindle in students what they may have lost in the fourth grade, if not earlier. Most young children demonstrate a love of drawing and painting the events of their lives and what they see in the world.