What Art Teaches Us

Reexamining the Pillars of Visual Arts Curricula

  • Timothy┬áBabulski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 195-200

About this book


This book critically examines four areas common to visual arts curricula: the elements of art and principles of design, the canons of human proportions, linear perspective, and RYB color theory. For each, the author presents a compelling case detailing how current art teaching fails students, explores the history of how it came to be part of the discourse, and then proffers cognitivist and holistic alternatives. This book provides a framework for teachers and teacher-candidates to shape how they advocate for intellectual rigor and embodied learning and, importantly, how they can subvert an existing curriculum to better meet the educational needs of their students.


Visual Art Curriculum Design Arts-Integrated Curricula Color Theory Proportions

Authors and affiliations

  • Timothy┬áBabulski
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  1. 1.MinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27767-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27768-0
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