Art Education Research: Children’s Drawing’s From Uganda
Dr. Donna Tuman and Dr. SeungYeon Lee are collaborating with LIU and St. John’s University colleagues to study if preschoolers’ emergent literacy programs in rural Ugandan libraries impact school readiness. After storytelling/story-acting activities were conducted with 121 children, twice a week, over a 6month period, post-intervention testing revealed noted improvement. Literacy-based activity sessions included free drawing time, which yielded over 6,000 children’s drawings during the six-month period. The drawings are now being closely studied and analyzed to determine what characteristics of children’s artistic development in drawing advanced as an outcome of literacy intervention.
LIU POST ART EDUCATION STUDENTS BRING ART TO THE COMMUNITY
Books R Awesome- Literacy and Learning Event. Huntington Station, New York.
Art Education students taught a dream collage lesson to economically underprivileged fifth and sixth graders at the Tri Community Youth Agency Center in Huntington Station on Saturday October 25, 2014. The lesson was based on Susan Bosak’s book Dream, and the objective was to have students envision their dreams on paper. Pictured above are Stephanie Hart and Carolyn Minott.
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, New York.
Each Spring semester, Art Education students direct school tours at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, New York. Pictured above is Timothy Bloodgood incorporating images from his iPad into a gallery discussion with visiting local third graders. The tour presented interactive gallery games using literacy standards for the exhibition AB-EX/RE-CON; Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered.
The Farm at Oyster Bay, Syosset, New York.
Art Education students planned and implemented Eco-art events incorporating aspects of nature and environmental learning into special interdisciplinary arts projects at the Farm at Oyster Bay. Pictured above, students and children painted murals in the meadow.
NANCY NOSKEWICZ MOUNTS BFA THESIS EXHIBITION