SchoolArts Magazine

DEC 2013

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.

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Early Childhood Studio Lesson Safari Park 18 December 2013 SchoolArts Julie Williams T his lesson emerges directly from a personal and professional interest in an issuesbased approach to art education—an approach that enables students of all ages to study art in the context of social issues. Different types of issues can openly be discussed in the art classroom, even with kindergarten students. For this lesson, I invited my young learners to creatively reflect on the importance of wildlife conservation by creating animal portraits using drawing and col-

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