SchoolArts Magazine

September 2017

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G R A D E S 6 –12 Davis Publications | website DavisArt.com | phone 800.533.2847 | email ContactUs@DavisArt.com The Open Art Room By Melissa Purtee and Ian Sands Price: $34.95. NOW accepting pre-orders. Books will be available late summer. "The framework that Purtee and Sands have developed allows for all students to be supported regardless of skill or experience. This innovative approach, with its invitation to teachers to create their own practice, offers exciting possibilities for secondary art educators to transform their classrooms into hubs of student-centered creativity." The Open Art Room includes: • the philosoph nd goals of the Open Art Room approach; • a flexible instructional framework with options for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of Choice; • assessment in the Open Art Room; • unit plans, bootcamps, mini-lessons, and classroom examples; • clear connections to the National Core Art Standards; • engaging stories of student struggles and successes. The Open Art Room is the first book to present a framework for choice-based instruction for level (grades 6–12) art education. Taking inspiration fr teaching methods, authors Melissa Purtee and Ian Sands have developed a student-centered approach to art instruction that is inspirational, practical, and classroom-tested. —Katherine Douglas, founder of Teaching for Artistic Behavior

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