Bill Perry’s Visual Art Class Integrates Dance, Fashion Design, Media Arts and Visual Art
Bill Perry is a veteran art teacher at Visual and Performing Arts High School, Saint Louis Public Schools. Recently, his class became inspired by the art of Nick Cave following a visit to the Saint Louis Art Museum. Mr. Perry and his students created a short video to document their work. Click on this link to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_D0TR4Yoc0
How can arts teaching and learning support implementation of Missouri Standards?
The Common Core Standards and the National Arts Standards are an effective and creative tool to help us design engaging, cooperative, differentiated and imaginative instruction in our arts classrooms. Our main goal of course should be to first of all teach the arts. However, the arts do not exist in a vacuum. They touch all other disciplines. As arts teachers, we are obligated to introduce our students to a wide spectrum of influences and ideas that naturally cross over into other instructional areas. If you visit the National Core Arts Standards website, you will see that all of the arts are united under three artistic processes: perform, create, respond along with connect to suggest that there is a seamless interplay between them.
If you are not quite on board with the approach to teaching that the standards suggest, this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlNtkZv26t4 is an innovative introduction to making connections across the school curriculum
Link to the National Core Arts Standards: http://nationalartsstandards.org/