Featuring the work of leading scholar-practitioners, Visual Arts with Young Children raises critical questions about the situated nature of the visual arts and its education in early childhood. Innovative chapters explore the relationship of place to art practice and pedagogy, culturally-responsive and justice-oriented perspectives, as well as critical and reconceptualist approaches to materials, technology and media. Ideal for researchers and students of both early childhood education and arts integration programs, this volume is an essential step towards a deeper understanding of how visual arts are understood, valued and practiced in the early years.
Table of Contents
1. Reconceptualising Early Childhood Art as Entanglement: Playing with Chalk in the Home 2. The ‘Not-Not’ Art of Making “Fuzz” 3. Choreographies of Practice: Mutualities and Sympoetic Becomings in Early Childhood Teacher Education 4. Uncertain Beginnings: An Approach to Early Art Teacher Education 5. Queering Innocence in Child Art: Our Multiple, Recurring Response-abilities 6. Earthworks in the School Playground: Cultivating an “Arts of Attentiveness” with Children's (Art)making Practices 7. Young Children Experimenting with Sound Art: Painting the Politics of Noise 8. Play Pockets in Kindergartens – on Framing Blurred Practices with Art, Pedagogy, and Play 9. Pedagogical Implications of the Environment on Children’s Drawing 10. Seeing the World to Hear It: A Case Study of Young Children Learning to Listen through Visual Observation 11. Wow, We’re Stepping on the Weeds: Animation and Aliveness in Children’s Classroom Drawing(s) 12. Beyond the Single Story of Childhood: Recognizing Childism in Art Education Practice 13. Retrospective: Selections from the Lucero-Sánchez Family Archive
Hayon Park is Lecturer of Art Education in the School of Art and Research Associate with the Center for the Study of Childhood Art at the University of Arkansas, USA.
Christopher M. Schulte is Endowed Associate Professor of Art Education in the School of Art at the University of Arkansas, USA, where he also serves as Graduate Officer and Director of the Center for the Study of Childhood Art.