Didactics of the Visual Arts in Early Childhood Education
The course presents the fundamental differences between Didactics and teaching of Visual Arts. Reference is made to two didactic approaches, that is, the 'free' and 'guided' didactic approaches, in order to acquaint the students with trends in research and education. Also, the stages of childhood development are analysed and emphasis is placed on the morphological elements of children's drawings. The course also introduces students to Chromatology and the technical use of colour, linked with the history of art and art's creators.
Keywords: Didactics of visual arts, architectural elements, cognitive psychology, visual arts, arts and education, children's drawing, coloring, teaching approaches
Special Issues in the Didactics of Visual Arts
Students are introduced into methods of teaching illustration of texts obtained from the literature, poetry, science, etc. The course also involves a study of three- dimensional forms and a study of relief forms or images. The concept of space and its connection with the History of Art are discussed, and Chromatology issues is taught and analysed.
Key words: Didactics of Visual Arts, text illustration, synthesis/composition, spatial concepts, printing techniques, curving means and methods.
Didactics of Ceramic Art
During the course, information and useful details about Plastic Art are offered. This course provides students with means and methods of the Didactic of Ceramic Art, explicit analysis of the concept of “forma or form” and other relevant concepts concerning the meaning and development of ceramic work; also, with a detailed presentation of the basic colours of ceramic art as well as their unique properties and usage (e.g enamel colours). The course is accompanied by laboratory exercises that lead to the construction of art pottery works.
Key words: Didactics of the Ceramic Art, Morphological project, Synthesis, Plastic Arts and colours used for pottery painting.
The Visual Arts and New Technologies
Study of the structure and morphological features of European and Greek works of Visual Arts by means of specially designed software and specialised websites. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to learn how to analyse, design and create paintings using specialised software and specialised websites, create their personal art library and enrich it with further specially recruited websites. Finally, the comparison of structure and morphological features of both European and Greek masterpieces with children's works of art are presented.
Key words: Artwork, Art databases, children's drawing, visual analysis, visual composition/synthesis, structure