Creating Meaning in Art

Welcome to CreatingMeaninginArt.net, your access to art education resources by Dr. Mary Erickson, Emerita Professor of Art at Arizona State University.

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Viewpoints
Theory of the development of ideas that people of various ages and backgrounds use for understanding art, with reflection exercises

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Token Response 2.0
A series of games and activities for museum educators and teachers to facilitate active response to artworks or artists in museums, classrooms, galleries, artists' studios or other venues where people encounter art

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Introduction to Art Inquiry
An introduction to questions as invitations to create meaning both for understanding the art of others and for stimulating art making

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Thomas Hart Benton Inquiry Reports
Samples of descriptive, contextual, and interpretive analysis, plus illustrated Thomas Hart Benton handouts for elementary, middle school and high school students

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Visual Arts Standards
National Visual Arts Standards; grade by grade specific standards; standards-based curriculum models; alignment of art inquiry with standards; and analysis of relationships between the art standards STEM Skills, and 21st Century Skills

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Art Inquiry Educator Tools
Downloadable Inquiry Guides and over 30 curriculum units inspired by exhibitions at the Gallery at the Tempe Center for the Arts

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Stories of Art
Middle school short stories written to introduce broad themes and to stimulate inquiry about art, the everyday world, and art making

Mary's Resume

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