Elements of Art: A Guided Inquiry

Katz, Gwen C. and Sullivan, Mare Lancaster, PA: The POGIL Project; Dubuque IA: Kendall Hunt, 2023

EBook ISBN: 979-8-3851-1232-6
389 pages
This book is only available in electronic form


About the Book
Aligned with the National Art Education Association's Position Statement on Visual Literacy, and their Position Statement on Using Quality Resources to Build Curriculum, each activity in the POGIL Elements of Art A Guided Inquiry is designed to be students’ very first introduction to a fundamental elements of art concept. More than 286 artworks, representing artworks from prehistory to the present day, by artists from 76 nations representing Asian/South Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latine, and White artists, and including women and queer artists, form the backbone of the guided inquiry lessons. With a strong emphasis on teamwork, these activities are intentionally constructed to teach and reinforce social-emotional and other process skills for students of all ages.
About the Authors
Illustrator and co-author Gwen C. Katz is a full-time artist and author. She experienced learning in a POGIL environment during high school and has illustrated three prior collections of POGIL activities. She proposed this activity collection to provide art teachers with the kind of cooperative learning, guided inquiry activities she wished her teachers had used during her own introductory art courses.
Co-author Mare Sullivan, has used POGIL strategies and activities since 2005 in grades 7–12 and in graduate teacher education courses. She has contributed to six collections of POGIL activities and has facilitated nearly 100 teacher education workshops and conference presentations across the U.S. and internationally. Not being an intuitive artist herself, Mare wishes that she could have learned the elements of art through the cooperative learning, guided inquiry framework of this collection.