Art K to 12

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Annotated Bibliography

The annotated bibliography that follows includes basic references that you may find useful in preparing for the exam. Each resource is linked to the competencies and skills found in Section 3 of this guide.

This bibliography is representative of the most important and most comprehensive texts pertaining to the competencies and skills for Art K–12. The Florida Department of Education does not endorse these references as the only appropriate sources for review; many comparable texts currently used in teacher preparation programs also cover the competencies and skills that are tested on the exam.

  1. Anderson, T., & Milbrandt, M. K. (2004). Art for life: Authentic instruction in art (first ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

    Focuses on helping preservice and practicing art teachers to become effective art teachers. Useful for review of competency 6.

  2. Brommer, G., & Gatto, J. (1999). Careers in art: An illustrated guide (second ed.). Worcester, MA: Davis Publications.

    Describes art and design career opportunities. Useful for review of competency 7.

  3. Chavarria, J. (1994). The big book of ceramics. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill Publications.

    Introductory text about ceramics, including materials, equipment, techniques, and the history of ceramics. Useful for review of competency 2.

  4. Eisner, E. W. (2002). The arts and the creation of mind. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

    Focuses on how modes of thinking are developed through the study of art and artmaking, and explores different approaches to teaching the arts. Useful for review of competency 6.

  5. Feldman, E. B. (1994). Practical art criticism. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

    A guide to art criticism, including critical schools, the critical process, problems of interpretation, and issues in criticism. Useful for review of competency 5.

  6. Fick, B., & Grabowski, B. (2015). Printmaking: A complete guide to materials & processes (second ed.). London: Laurence King Publishing.

    A guide to printmaking techniques and materials. Useful for review of competency 1.

  7. Goldberg, M. (2011). Arts integration: Teaching subject matter through the arts in multicultural settings (fourth ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.

    A guide to integrating the arts throughout subject area curriculum, including strategies and learning exercises. Useful for review of competency 7.

  8. Hobbs, J., Salome, R., & Vieth, K. (2004). The visual experience (third ed.). Worcester, MA: Davis Publications.

    An introductory survey text covering elements of art and principles of design, art media, careers in art, and art history. Useful for review of competencies 1-5, and 7.

  9. Jennings, S. (2005). The new artistís manual: The complete guide to painting and drawing materials and techniques. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.

    An illustrated guide to painting and drawing materials, tools, and techniques. Useful for review of competency 1.

  10. Kleiner, F. (2016). Gardnerís art through the ages: A global history (fifthteenth ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

    A college-level survey of art history. Useful for review of competency 4.

  11. London, B., & Stone, L. (2009). A short course in photography: An introduction to photographic technique (seventh ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

    An introductory text about photography, including tools, techniques, and processes. Useful for review of competency 3.

  12. Lowenfeld, V., & Britain, W. L. (1987). Creative and mental growth (eighth ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

    Focuses on how cognitive development of children relates to their creative and artistic expression. Useful for review of competency 6.

  13. Ragans, R. (2005). Glencoe arttalk: Alternative methods and materials in drawing, painting, printmaking, graphic design, and photography (fourth ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

    An introductory survey text covering art criticism and aesthetic judgment, elements of art and principles of design, art media, and art history. Useful for review of competencies 1-5.

  14. Spandorfer, M., et al. (1993). Making art safely. New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

    A guide to safe art-making practices in drawing, painting, printmaking, graphic design, and photography. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 3.

  15. Williams, A. (2005). Beginning sculpture. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications.

    A guide to sculpture tools, techniques, materials, and processes. Useful for review of competency 2.

 


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