To encourage all art students to reach their fullest potential
It is important for all children to have access to an art experience in order to learn in and through the visual arts.
It is critical for practitioners in the field of art education to acknowledge and appreciate the artistic abilities of all children.
Pre-service and in-service teachers need to learn about effective intervention techniques to teach children who are mainstreamed in inclusive art classrooms.
Art lessons must be designed so that the objective is appropriate for all students’ needs, abilities, and types of learning. Children are most likely to demonstrate their artistic talents and skills with an art lesson that enables them to use their preferred art materials and to express their unique visual preoccupations, and to then expand their visual repertoire over time.
All children learn in multiple ways and have particular strengths. The goal should be to encourage all art students to reach their fullest potential by giving them every opportunity to succeed in the classroom. Only then can these children learn and be assessed accurately for their creative abilities.
Student with ASD, Flunkey in Disney's The Jungle Book, Watercolor Painting
© 2019 Dr. Gillian J. Furniss